Volume 17,  Number 6 • June 2000
ASIS Summit 2000: Definiing information architecture — This meeting generated a lot of interest, but failed to establish a consensus
by Robin Peek

Discusses the recent meeting of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS), held on April 8-9, 2000 in Boston, MA. Says that as part of an overall campaign to reinvent itself, the society completely revamped the traditional midyear meeting into an intensive, highly focused format dealing with defining information architecture. Maintains that the meeting was focused, intense, and fast-paced, but says that with the exception of the keynote address that opened the conference and the closing session on case studies, the sessions were simply numbered and the speakers were identified with no specific titles associated with their presentations. Adds that the audience was probably the most interavice and energetic audience the author has seen as a conference, needing little encouragement to ask questions and provide comments.
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