AIfIA to Host Leadership Seminar March 21 in Portland

January 29, 2003 -- Information architects and user experience professionals are invited toparticipate in a one-day seminar covering the toughest problems faced bythe designers of today's information systems.

The Leadership Seminar takes place on March 21, 2003, in conjunctionwith the ASIS&T Information Architecture Summit in Portland, Oregon. TheAsilomar Institute for Information Architecture (AIfIA) is hosting theseminar. AIfIA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing thecollective understanding of how to design and build better informationsystems and knowledge networks.

"This session will challenge participants' thinking about contentmanagement, user research, and the future of the web," said PeterMorville, a speaker at the seminar and an AIfIA board member. "Our goalis to bring together information architecture leaders from a diverseblend of organizations, and provide a unique opportunity to collectivelytackle major problems and share best practices. This promises to be anexcellent forum for learning and networking."

Other speakers include Louis Rosenfeld (co-author of InformationArchitecture for the World Wide Web), Victor Lombardi (experience leadand information architect at Razorfish), (Karen McGrane, director ofinformation architecture at Razorfish), and Rashmi Sinha (an independentconsultant and lecturer at UC Berkeley).

Leadership Seminar topics will cover a range of practical problems:

  • Strategy, Architecture and Tomorrow's Web
  • The (Unfulfilled) Promise of Content Management Systems
  • Building Bridges Between Practice and Research
  • Selling Information Architecture

Seminar registration will be limited to 50 participants to help ensure alively, interactive session. Participants who register before February22 will pay the early-bird rate of $US 500. After February 22, the costrises to $US 575.

The American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIT&T) isholding its fourth Information Architecture Summit, March 21 to 23,2003, in Portland, Oregon. "Making Connections" is the theme of thisyear's summit. Stewart Brand, author of How Buildings Learn, will givethe keynote address.

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