InfoCamp Portland is Feb 16th, 2013
Mark your calendars! InfoCamp Portland will happen again this year on February 16, 2013 at the UO White Stag building, in downtown Portland. I was invited to give the keynote this year and I couldn’t be more excited. Unconferences like this (approx 100 people) are awesome to meet interesting people at, and are great for really getting deep into concepts and ideas.
InfoCamp PDX is a one day unconference for all sorts of people excited about connecting people with information. This includes visual/user experience designers, librarians, web folk and other InfoNerds.
InfoCamp features an egalitarian, community-driven format in which the agenda is created during the event — so anyone who attends can lead a session! You, the participants, design and deliver most of the sessions. You determine the topic and format of your session, pitch your session idea to the group, and sign up for a time slot.
The purpose of this format is to encourage collaboration, interaction, discussion, and real-time innovation. The benefits of this format include the immediacy of the topics – the sessions didn’t have to be submitted months ahead of time – and the fun, exciting (and a bit chaotic) feeling of being part of an event that’s being led by everyone.
InfoCamp attracts people from a variety of disciplines, such as information architecture, informatics, library & information science, taxonomy, interaction design, user experience, user-centered design, information design, online search, information management, informatics, technical communication, human-centered design and engineering, human-computer interaction, and more.
InfoCamp welcomes anyone interested in information-related topics, from any perspective! You’ll meet:
- Professionals and practitioners from industry, academia, non-profits, government, libraries, and other sectors;
- People seeking work in the field
Register to Attend!
Register today for InfoCamp PDX 2013. February 16 at the UO White Stag building, in downtown Portland.
You can follow InfoCamp PDX on Twitter (@infocampPDX) and connect with InfoCamp on Facebook.
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