= On behalf of the IA Summit 2012 Team - Apologies for cross-posting =
Wow. Last month we asked you for workshop proposals, and boy did we get workshop proposals! The IAS team is still busy whittling down 101 submissions into an outstanding program of workshops, but one thing is clear: this year we’re going to rock New Orleans.
So, what else do you have to contribute to the information architecture and user experience conversation? We are now accepting proposals for sessions and posters.
Sessions are 50 minutes long and can take a range of formats—from a single person speaking, to panel discussions, to more interactive activities. Presenters will be eligible for reduced registration. Session proposals will be accepted until October 31, 2011, and speakers will be notified in December.
"Poster Night" is like the science fair of our industry, but this isn’t your standard research poster session—past topics include "How Information Architecture is like Pizza" and "The IA is in The Booth." Show off a concept, topic or demo while interacting with the community during an evening show-n-tell event. There is no compensation for presenting at Poster Night, but it is a great way to connect with other attendees and get your ideas out there. Submissions are due in electronic format by January 15, 2012. Selected poster and demo submissions will be notified in February.
About the Conference
Attendees of the Summit come from a wide range of backgrounds, from those just considering a career in IA/UX, to niche experts, all the way to the field’s pioneers. Successful talks and posters will inspire, engage and educate.
This year’s theme is “experience across channels.” Mobile and multi-channel are stretching our work beyond the web. How can the UX community do our best work for experiences across channels? Help answer that question by sharing your ideas, case studies, tools, tips and tricks in New Orleans.
We expect to hear a lot of exciting, practical answers. Some may focus on one channel, like mobile, web or retail. Others may share war stories on bridging channels. Some may focus on classification, design or research tools, while others may look at the realities of business leadership, strategy or change. No matter what your story is, you have part of the answers we need.
Get creative, get technical, get going. We know you know you have something to share!