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Jan 24, 2006: IA Summit 2006: Registration and other details

The seventh (SEVENTH!!!) ASIS&T Information Architecture Summit is coming up: Vancouver, BC; March 23-27. As always, a great mix of content, people, value, and location, especially in this case. Registration is now open; conference details follow:

IA Summit 2006--"Learning, Doing, Selling" Vancouver, BC, Canada, March 23-27, 2006

The program is up and registration is open at www.iasummit.org

Opening plenary: Dr. David Weinberger, author of Small Pieces Loosely Joined and co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto, as this year's keynote speaker.

Closing Plenary: Peter Merholz, a regular speaker at Web design and information architecture conferences, including the IA Summit, South by Southwest (SXSW), and the UI Conference. He is also writer whose work has appeared in several industry publications, including Digital Web magazine and Boxes and Arrows. Peter is an active member of the American Society of Information Science and Technology and ACM's SIG-CHI. And, of course, is IAI's current President.

And 54 additional superb sessions in between, ranging from practice to research.

Pre Conference Sessions:

Thursday, March 23

  • "My Surgeon is a Butcher" - Frames and Conceptual Blending for IAs (1/2 day, Thursday morning). Sarah A. Rice, Claiborne Rice
  • Writing Business Requirements for Information Architects (1/2 day, Thursday morning). Karyn Zuidinga, Sinisa Nojkovic
  • Interaction Design (IxD) Symposium (Full day Thursday). David Heller, Lada Gorlenko, Luke Wroblewski, Lisa deBettencourt
  • Enhancing the Strategic Influence of IAs: Understanding and Responding to Complex Business Problems (Full day Thursday). Jared M. Spool
  • An Introduction to Rapid Design Labs; a Fast, Collaborative Approach to Information Architecture and Interface Design (1/2 day Thursday afternoon). Dave Robertson
Friday, March 24
  • From Research to Design: A Hands-On How-To (1/2 day Friday morning). Donna Maurer
  • Strategic Intranet Planning (1/2 day Friday morning). James Robertson
  • Next Horizons for Information Architecture (IA Institute) (Full day Friday). Dan Brown, Harry Max, Peter Merholz
  • Crafting Understanding-based Structures: Creating Usable Content (Full day Friday). Thom Haller
  • Creating Conceptual Comics: Storytelling and Techniques (Full day Friday). Kevin Cheng, Jane Jao, Mark Wehner
  • Information Architecture & Findability (Full day Friday). Peter Morville
  • Paper Prototyping 2 (1/2 day Friday afternoon). Todd Warfel
  • Introduction to Information Architecture (1/2 day Friday afternoon). Donna Maurer

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Comment: Jared Spool (Jan 25, 2006)

It seems to be a rumor that I'm teaching this course: Enhancing the Strategic Influence of IAs: Understanding and Responding to Complex Business Problems.

In fact, I believe I'm teaching a course called The Secret Design Strategies of Successful Web Sites. I think the MIG5 folks are teaching the other course.

Or maybe I'm just not up to date on what's happening... :)

Comment: Lou (Jan 26, 2006)

Thanks for the fix Jared!

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