Planning is well underway for Oz-IA/2008.
Podcasts are coming, slides decks are available…
The program schedule is now available.
Saturday is a big day. Registration will open at 7:45am, with tea, coffee, and breakfast croissants. Opening and welcome will be at 8:10am, with the first session kicking off just five minutes later. Each session is 45 minutes long, with a 15 minute break.
This year there will be bottomless urns [...]
Guess who only realised this week that this Friday 7th is a local public holiday?
Darn APEC. What is this, bush week?
In consideration of this, we’re extending the early bird registrations cut-off date to Tuesday 11th. Remember, you can register now to secure the early bird rate, and then pay later.
I’m giving away a free pass to Oz-IA/2007!
Write a blog post saying nice things about Oz-IA/2007 and include the code below, and maybe your blog post will be selected for the free pass.
The fine print: write me a comment below so I know about it, entries close 6:00 PM Thursday 6th September, judge’s decision is [...]
The Early Bird rate is $500 AUD, or $450 AUD if you have a discount code, and this rate will last until 7th September. After that, the standard rate of $550 AUD applies ($500 with a discount code).
Go register now, you can pay later if you wish.
Are you a member of the Information Architecture Institute? [...]
Ack, here I am frantically getting the registration coding working, and I’m frittering away my coding time with twitter. Heh .. “twittering”, how apt, but I digress. Again.
Anyhoo, two points:
the conference has it’s own twitter page: http://twitter.com/ozia2007 — follow if you dare
redemption: consider the IA issues exposed in this excellent blog post (via aDB)
We’ve sorted through many very fine proposals and had to make some heartbreaking choices as to who didn’t make the cut.
Right now, so far, we have 14 sessions selected. We plan at least another two sessions as well, plus inter-session activities … but we ran out of beer so the program committee was adjourned for [...]
We’ve received many great proposals which we are now sorting through.
Topics include wikis, deliverables, documentation, faceted browsing, selling IA, optimising page content and structure, some heady deep-thinking matters, some breezy whirlwind introductions to new material, and several case studies … some sessions will be of particular interest to commercial sector practitioners, others of special interest [...]
Organising Oz-IA would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of our sponsors. We’ve provided full profiles for each major sponsor, so go read what they have to say and please go visit their websites.
We still have sponsorship packages available, providing opportunities to reach hundreds of specialist practitioners.