Information Architecture Institute

Integration: Designing for Tomorrow

Sep 30–Oct 2 | Philadelphia, PA
Early Bird Registration Closes September 1 | Program Announced on August 1
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What is IDEA?

IDEA: Information Design Experience Access

A global, interconnected network of people and information is emerging faster than many of us have time to understand. We believe that the world faces great challenges that we in the design community must address: from the socioeconomic digital divide to access to health care, from a sustainable environment to global poverty.

This year, IDEA2010 in Philadelphia provides the perfect place where UX professionals can come together to exchange insights and share perspectives for designing better experiences across physical and virtual information spaces.

IDEA2010 is a design conference tailored for you. This year’s unique mix of a single-track of traditional presentations with structured activity time assures that you’ll get high-level concepts from big thinkers and the space to apply them with peers.

Why you should attend

Why is IDEA2010 the must-attend conference of the year?

  1. There's no other single place on the planet where you can learn from Jeffrey Zeldman, Jared Spool, and Peter Morville at once: giving presentations that don't happen anywhere else.
  2. In three days, you'll come back to the office energized with big ideas, and practical solutions that will help grow your business.
  3. If you're in Washington DC, New York, or Boston, you're only a train-ride away and won't miss as much time from work.
  4. You simply can't find this high level of discourse and learning at this cost. Anywhere.

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About the IAI

The Information Architecture Institute is a 501(c)6 professional organization, operated by a dedicated, multi-national group of professionals. Volunteering our own resources, we aspire to build bridges to related disciplines and organizations. We invite you to join us in advancing the state of information architecture through research, education, advocacy and community service.

We live in exciting times. As the information age rolls forward, our businesses, markets and societies are being transformed into adaptive, connected networks. The Internet of today only hints at the ubiquitous communication infrastructure of tomorrow. The construction of this brave new world requires a new kind of architecture, focused on digital structures of information and software rather than physical structures of bricks and mortar. As we spend more time working and playing in these shared information spaces, people will need and demand better search, navigation and collaboration systems.

We are working hard to build an international membership that connects people with diverse languages, cultures and perspectives. So far, we have over 1400 members from 80 countries. Our Board of Directors and Board of Advisors are comprised of individuals from six continents. Our Translations Initiative and Local Group Program serve to promote and extend our services to all corners of the world.