IA Summit 2011



The IA Summit is the premier destination for those who practice, research and are interested in the structural design of shared information environments. Some call themselves information architects (and many don’t) but all share a common desire to help people live better lives through meaningful experiences with information.

The Summit is, above all, a community gathering. It is organized, planned and realized by volunteers across the information architecture and related communities of practice, with the kind support and backing from ASIS&T, and attended by people of all backgrounds with an interest to learn and share the lessons, challenges and opportunities presented in today’s digital landscape.

OUTSTANDING KEYNOTE & PLENARY SPEAKERS
 
New York Times’ blogger and nationally recognized ‘number cruncher’ Nate Silver will open this year’s Summit. Our closing plenary this year features ‘Undercover User Experience Design’ author Cennyd Bowles, who will speak about the future of our practice and its meaning to practitioners.
 
In a new feature of the Summit for 2011, Friday and Saturday will feature ‘Closing’ sessions by industry luminaries Jared Spool and Lou Rosenfeld.
 
IN-DEPTH, HANDS ON PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS
 
This year’s pre-conference workshops offer a wide variety of hands on training and career development opportunities for practitioners, and are led by some of the industry’s best and brightest. Choose from half- or full-day programs that run the gamut from use of comics and cartooning to Agile UX and career management and strategy. Workshop spaces are limited and are filling quickly, so be sure to register today.
 
A WEALTH OF TECHNICAL SESSIONS AND TALKS
 
Check out great sessions from industry veterans and fresh new voices alike as we explore IA fundamentals and practice, user experience design methods and tools, and emerging topics like content strategy, agile, cross-channel design and metrics and measurement. Whether you are an experienced practitioner or someone very new to the field, our carefully curated three track program (Emerging Topics, Tools & Techniques, Practice Development) features 49 talks and panels and ensures you will come away with new ideas, concepts and inspiration. Check out our full program for complete details and schedule.
 
NETWORK, RELAX AND LAUGH
 
As in previous years the IA Summit will offer exciting opening and closing receptions and feature an entertaining ‘Games Night’, mentoring and networking events as well. Eat, drink and make merry with your fellow Summit attendees!
 
Join us in beautiful Denver, Colorado
 
Situated high in mountain country, Denver is a cosmopolitan city bursting with excellent food, nightlife and breathtaking scenery. This year’s IA Summit will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver Hotel at the Colorado Convention Center, a modern, full-service hotel and conference facility. Special IA Summit conference rates have been secured, beginning at $159/night, and can be booked now.
 
Register Today to take advantage of Early Bird pricing and to secure your spot at this year’s premier industry event.

Conference website:  http://2011.iasummit.org/

Our mailing address is:
American Society for Information Science and Technology
1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 510
Silver Spring, MD 20910

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