Please welcome this year’s Diversity Student Scholars! IAC Scholars share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. The Scholarship Program has three primary purposes: To nurture and sustain the professional development of the scholars, To establish a network of scholars over time who become mentors to other promising newcomers, and […]
Backstage: Behind the scenes at IA Summit
Hear about our theme and other subjects of interest from the hard working volunteers who bring the IA Summit to life.
This blog post introduces another of the co-chairs for IAC21. When not planning the conference, Grace Lau is also the co-president for World IA Day, the nonprofit entity behind World IA Day (the annual event), and co-founder of DIA Design Guild, LLC, a design consultancy uplifting aspiring and transitioning UX designers and researchers.
Why did you get into Information Architecture? I didn’t get a choice. I was born into IA. My first words were taxonomy and wireframe. My first pet was a polar bear. Okay, I’m joking, but as you’ve probably guessed, my dad is Peter Morville. What you may not know is that I’ve spent most of […]
Following up on an article from June 25, 2020, we want to let you know how we’re taking action for the 2021 information architecture conference to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. We ask that you hold us accountable and make suggestions for how we can continuously improve our efforts. Our action plan Diversify our […]
What does it take to submit a proposal to IAC19? We’re looking for new voices and new ideas. We will choose a mix of hands-on, practical, “you can bring it back to work next week” sessions together with thought-provoking theory-driven talks. Proposal Structure Start with an idea worth sharing with the community. Provide a short […]
The IAS2018 team recently became aware of an incident at IA Summit 2018, involving an offensive comment made during a talk towards a speaker. We want to make the community aware of what we have learned, and what we did to address this.
Read how the IA Summit team is designing a truly accessible conference for 2018 in Chicago.
In 2013, I set a goal for myself to speak at one major national conference before the end of the next year. I had spoken at a bunch of small and local events and figured I should try a bigger venue. I wrote proposals for a couple of conferences and received really negative feedback. It […]
Giles here. When it comes to writing conference proposals, the question I get asked most often is “how do you come up with an idea?” Here are five tips. Write from your experience The things you care about — the projects that have got you really excited or the IA discussions you find yourself having […]