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The Information Architecture Institute, an organization that works to improve information architecture across networks of organizations through education, research and advocacy, has an amazing idea! Well, they have lots of great ideas, but in a transparent attempt to be clever, I'm referring to their upcoming IDEA Conference 2007. IDEA stands for Information: Design, Experience, Access. This single-track, two-day conference from October 4-5, 2007 in New York City will bring together designers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, and offer presentations that address the challenge of designing complex information spaces. Whether you work as a designer, media artist, information architect, cultural critic, or librarian (to name a few), you are most likely involved in managing and organizing vast amounts of information, online and off. Sessions and presenters will offer insight into tackling issues of designing complex information spaces in the "physical and virtual worlds" from a multitude of perspectives. So break out your fall wardrobe and get ready to be inspired not only by autumn in New York, but by the featured IDEA speakers, including Rachel Abrams, Jake Barton, Hasan Elahi, Sylvia Harris, David Rose, Kevin Slavin, Fernanda Viegas, Martin Wattenberg, David Weinberger, Michael Wesch and Alex Wright. Keep up-to-date with conference news via the IDEA Blog and register today! Hurry, early bird registration discount is only extended through August 7. That's today!