Ready to scale the crags and cliffs of modern day info architecture? The American Institute for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) -- the society for information professionals leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information -- has released a call for papers to be presented at 7th annual IA Summit on March 22-27 of 2007. In addition, there are four specialized IA events in November of this year. This year's Summit conference theme is "Enriching IA" and will examine three things:
# Rich Information: Share your experiences dealing with rich and complex information
# Rich Interaction: The Internet is rapidly moving towards a more interactive environment. How does this affect what we do?
# Rich Relationships: How social computing radically affects how we work with information
Proposals and papers for the conference are due by next Tuesday, October 31st. The will be held at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Additional information here: www.iasummit.org/2007/
Prior to reaching this summit, there are some more mountains you can climb -- this year. The following information architecture events are currently scheduled for November: New Horizons for IA, Latin America: 2006 Information Architecture Retreat
November 10-12, 2006 (note new date) in Santa Cruz, Chile
The retreat registration fee is approximately US$ 412. As of this morning there are only 10 more spaces available. http://www.cwr.cl/events/retreat2006/ Seventh Society and Information Technologies Encounter Conference on User Experience and Blogs "In Search of the Lost Customer"
1st Latin America IA Summit
November 13-14, 2006 in Santiago, Chile http://www.cwr.cl/events/summit2006/ World Usability Day
November 14, 2006
Events Worldwide (See CMSWire story
) http://www.worldusabilityday.org/ Online Information Conference: Preparing for Information 2.0
November 28 - 30, 2006
London, UK http://www.online-information.co.uk/conference.html
Opening keynote speaker: Thomas A. Stewart, Editor -- Harvard Business Review will review how organizations are using intellectual capital and over 90 international speakers will provide a forum dedicated to learning, debate, professional development, technology reviews and assessments and expert discussions.