It’s on again, OZ-IA, the Sydney based Information Architecture conference, now in its third year (Sept 20-21st). Yet again I’ll be lobbing into Sydney for this event, and looking forward to catching up with all my IA and UX colleagues. Over the last two years I have always met new people in the field or learn a fair few new things at this conference, from the formal sessions and corridor talk.
Now OZ-IA may seem like a lay back conference, I’ll tell you it isn’t, in some respects, some of the topics can be a little full on. But that said the social aspect in previous years has been spontaneous yet entertaining.
As usual it’s the prelude to Web Directions South, this year it has got bigger and better with two days of optional workshops (18 -19 Sept) and 2 days of the conference proper. Eric has certainly gone out of his way this year.
The workshops look pretty good too, from IA Research Methods, WCAG 2.0 Accessible Forms to Flash Prototyping, 8 in all. Then we have the conference sessions from the best in the Information Architecture fields around Australia and New Zealand. With topics ranging from several case studies. discussions on tools and techniques to IA and UX Strategy.
This year for me personally it’s a little different in that I’m stepping up with fellow IA freelancer Donna Spencer to present The Pleasure and Pain of UX freestylin’. I must say it is a bit of an honour to be presenting with Donna.
So if you are planning on going and you use the discount code “GB0250” you can save yourself a few dollars, like $110.