European IA Summit – Building Communities
Call for Papers
Scope of the Conference
If you are using techniques from related disciplines in your day-to day work or researching the latest ways to connect people and content, we would like to hear from you. Examples of relevant activities include, but are not limited to developing the IA practice in an organization or country by documenting methods, applying IA principles to European-focused platforms, providing multi lingual solutions and designing devices like interactive TV or mobile devices.
We are open to contributions from people with solid and relevant ideas, including areas that may be considered ancillary or outside of Information Architecture. If selected, we simply ask that you put in the time required to create a solid and professional presentation for the conference attendees.
We encourage submissions by students, developers and designers. We are looking for work of a specialized nature, work concerning new features, design elements, methods or processes, controversial topics, and work in progress. We are especially interested in receiving submissions from speakers in our field who have not presented at conferences in the past, including academics, professionals in related fields and information architects who have not yet had the opportunity to share their knowledge. We want to invigorate our conference with new thoughts. If you have a solid idea and proposal, but aren't an expert speaker, we can help. Our planning committee has experienced authors and presenters who can give a hand in fine-tuning your ideas and presentations.
How do you know if you have an idea worth pursuing? Imagine that you traveled to Brussels to attend the conference and sat in on your presentation? Would it hold your attention? Would it give you new focus or insight that you could apply to your work? Does it provide fresh perspective to what you think? If so, great. Go ahead and send along your proposal idea. Don't be shy. . .
The Summit seeks proposals for:
Supply a description of 300 words. The description should concisely detail:
If possible, include the candidate site or application's URL and/or screen shots reflecting the work
MARKETING PITCHES FOR AGENCIES OR THEIR CLIENTS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED
Each panel submission should be:
What we are seeking
What Makes a Good Poster? Allow ample time, at least several weeks, to prepare your poster. A good poster is uncluttered and clear in design. It has legible text and logical organization. The main tenet of a good poster design is simplification. Use a crisp, clean design and a strong title. Do not tell the entire project history. Present only enough data to make your key point. The text material should be reduced to convey your points quickly and clearly. The most successful posters display a succinct statement of major conclusions at the beginning, followed by supporting text in later segments, and a brief summary at the end.
What we are seeking
Note that submissions must be in English but the actual poster can be in any language. Attachments of mock-ups must not exceed 500 KB. If size exceeds 500 KB, the mock-up must be posted on a separate website and a link provided. Be sure that your submission contains no proprietary or confidential material.
Submission of video or pictures of identifiable people should be done only with the understanding that responsibility for the collection of appropriate permissions rests with the submitter, not ASIST.
If your proposal is accepted, you will need to create the actual poster for the conference and supply a PDF image of the poster content at the time of the conference for posting to an ASIST Conference presentations page.
At the conference, interactive poster presenters are provided a 1.1 metre high by 2.3 metres wide (44 x 92 inches) display space. But your poster does not need to occupy the maximum space. We have found that 20 x 30 inches is a good minimum size. Presenters are required to be available at their posters during designated presentation times.
Note that all submissions must be in English, and delivered by e-mail. Be sure that your submission contains no proprietary or confidential material.
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