InfoCamp Seattle: October 13-14
You are invited to: InfoCamp 2007 - a BarCamp conference to openly discuss cutting-edge ideas and issues in information architecture, libraries, user services, user experience design, interaction design, cataloging, usability, user-centered design, information search and retrieval, information science research, and all other disciplines where information and technology are inexorably connected.
Event: Title: InfoCamp Seattle
Date: October 13th and 14th, 2007
Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, Washington
Cost: ASIS&T members, IAI members, students, and volunteers get in free, free, free!
This event will feature a flexible format with no pre-set session
schedule, apart from a keynote address (Nick Finck of Digital
Web Magazine) and plenary sessions (TBA) to open and close the
conference. Session topics will be decided at the start of the conference
by the attendees, and any attendee can sign up to present in any slot.
Presenters will have a chance to preview their topic to everyone at
the main stage before each session.
InfoCamp aims to strengthen the bonds of the information community and bring the multitude of information-related disciplines closer together. To these ends, InfoCamp will create a dynamic, kinetic, exciting, egalitarian environment where the content of the conference will be created by the attendees.
Presentations can consist of anything, from a wacky idea to a product demo, and various presentation mediums will be made available from whiteboards to digital projectors and screens. The setup of the conference will also offer opportunities to pursue further discussion by providing more casual activities and breakout rooms. Professionals and students will be mingling, exchanging ideas, helping each other solve problems… in short, rubbing elbows.
For the students at the iSchool, participating in InfoCamp will introduce them to the larger information community, exposing them to leading- and cutting-edge concepts. InfoCamp will give students a chance to meaningfully contribute to the community of ideas, receive feedback, network with professionals in their fields of interest, and seek out potential future employers and internship possibilities.
Above all, this format is meant to be fun and welcoming by breaking
down the formal constraints imposed by the majority of academic and
professional modes of collaboration and information exchange. This
will allow for meaningful, social, ad hoc, face-to-face, peer-to-peer
information exchange. The ideas will flow profusely, and hopefully
produce new and novel concepts and open the doors of informational
illumination. At InfoCamp, our information cup with runneth over.
Find more at the Silverfish Calendar