IAI Newsletter #4.6 2009

The Information Architecture Institute (IAI) Newsletter features news
about IAI's IDEA conference. Also, there's a brief list of events with
great discounts for members and job postings at the end, so scroll down!

In this issue:

* IAI News Ð IDEA Conference website launched, registration open
* Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
* Job Postings

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IAI NEWS - http://www.iainstitute.org

Greetings IA Institute!

As Director of Events and Marketing, I am charged with the
responsibility of planning and executing the IDEA Conference. As you
may or may not know, this year's IDEA Conference is being held in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada at the MaRS Centre, largely due to the
enthusiasm and evangelism by Mario Bourque and Matthew Milan. Mario
has been one of the guiding lights for the IDEA team as we've been
exploring the best possible ways to put on the best possible
conference in Toronto. I'm proud to say that I feel like we're very
much on the right track!

There are many other folks to thank, as well. Will Evans, Brad
Simpson, Jonathan Knoll (Yoni) and Michael Leis have really stepped-up
and helped us put together the new www.ideaconference.org website that
we're really proud of, and as members of the IAI, you should be, too.
I'd be remiss if I did not also recognize the efforts of Greg Corrin,
Abby Covert and Dennis Schleicher, who have all been putting in
efforts to help escalate the level of professionalism of the IDEA
conference.

I am extremely proud of what we've put together as a teamÑfrom very
detailed and professional collateral materials to provide to our
speakers to the sponsorship prospectus, every item has polish and
shine, and speaks volume to where we're headed.

We've identified an outstanding speaker line-up with some great names
you know and love, and some new ones you may have yet to hear of. All
of them are going to help us better understand aspects of social
design and experience design on September 15-16, 2009, with a pre-
conference workshop hosted by EightShapes on September 14th.

IDEA is an affordable, high-impact conference, and we look forward to
seeing you there! IDEA is happening within a few days of the Toronto
International Film Festival, and it is advised to book hotel rooms as
soon as you can in order to ensure you can have a room for the
conference.

See you at IDEA in September!

Sincerely,

Russ Unger
IA Institute
Event Director

Registration for IAI's event the IDEA Conference is open. Check out
our speakers, program, and sponsorship levels.

IDEA Conference http://ideaconference.org/2009/
Registration http://ideaconference.org/2009/Register/

To sponsor IDEA contact sponsorship AT ideaconference.org

Like all projects at IAI, IDEA is made possible through the hard work
of dedicated volunteers. IAI would especially like to thank the
following volunteers for their creativity and commitment. Thank you!

Mario Bourque
Cindy Chastain
Greg Corrin
Abby Covert
Will Evans
Jonathan Knoll
Michael Leis
Dennis Schleicher
Brad Simpson
Russ Unger (IAI Board of Directors)

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New Events offering IAI member discounts - http://iainstitute.org/calendar/

*Enterprise Search Summit West*
November 17-19, 2009
San Jose, CA, USA
http://enterprisesearchsummit.com/west2009/

To join IAI sign up online at http://signin.iainstitute.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS - http://iainstitute.org/calendar/

The Following events are sponsored by IAI or offer discounts to IAI
members. Visit our website for more information - http://iainstitute.org/calendar/

Promo codes are available by contacting Melissa at membership AT iainstitute DOT org or by visiting the Member Discounts page in our
Member Center http://signin.iainstitute.org

To add your own event to our calendar or if you have questions about
events or registration discount codes, contact Melissa at membership AT iainstitute DOT org.

UIE offers IAI members a great discount ($125 off) to their Roadshows:
Secrets Behind Designing Great User Experiences. A full-day workshop,
led by Jared Spool, based on 10 years of UIE's extensive research, that
will deliver new insights and inspire your team to create the best
user experiences.

- Washington, DC on Tuesday, June 30, 2009
http://www.uie.com/events/roadshow/

UX Australia
August 26-28, 2009
Canberra, Australia
http://www.uxaustralia.com.au/
Early bird prices through June 30

IDEA
September 14 -16, 2009
Toronto, ON, Canada
http://ideaconference.org

Euro IA
September 25-26, 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark
http://www.euroia.org/

Documentation and Training East
October 27-30, 2009
Waltham, MA
http://www.doctrain.com

Adaptive Path UX Intensive - Washington DC
November 02, 2009
Washington, DC, USA
http://adaptivepath.com/events/2009/uxi/

Enterprise Search Summit West
November 17-19, 2009
San Jose, CA, USA
http://enterprisesearchsummit.com/west2009/

Online Information UK
December 1-3, 2009
London, UK
http://www.online-information.co.uk/index.html

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IAI JOB POSTINGS

The IAI Job Board lists job postings related to information
architecture, as well as information design, interaction design, user
experience, and HCI. Visit the job board at http://iainstitute.org/jobboard/

The following are just a sample of recent postings:

Lead User Experience Designer
Citrix Online, Bangalore, Karnataka INDIA

UX Designer
Aquent Financial Client, San Francisco, CA, USA

Metadata Remediation Support
CACI, Norfolk, VA USA

Information Architect / User Interface Designer
Fondazione Enasarco, Roma, ITALY

Job board newsletter archives are available at: http://lists.iainstitute.org/listinfo.cgi/iai-jobs-iainstitute.org

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