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InfoCamp Seattle Logo Contest!

Update The logo contest has been extended until Monday, July 27rd, 2015

Calling all design-oriented InfoCampers!

InfoCamp Seattle is in need of a new logo, and we’d love to involve the community in this process. We’re hosting a logo contest as a way to source a logo from the InfoCamp community. Our community members are what make InfoCamp Seattle great, and we want the logo to reflect what you value about InfoCamp.

What’s in it for you?
The winner will receive FREE ADMISSION to InfoCamp Seattle 2015, and will be publicly credited for their design.

What we’re looking for:

A design that is energetic and bold
A design that is professional, but not too formal
A design with a color version and a black and white (or one color) version
A finished design so we can hit the ground running
A design that draws inspiration from what drives InfoCamp Seattle: Community, Information, Technology, Libraries, and the Pacific Northwest

Feeling inspired? Please submit your designs to seattle@infocamp.org by July 27rd, 2015. Top entries will be put to a vote on social media to determine the winner. Please submit your designs in JPG format (although we will require an eps version of the winning design).

The fine print: Logo designers will retain ownership of their work and InfoCamp Seattle will have full rights to use the logo as needed. Questions? Please feel free to reach out at seattle@infocamp.org.

An InfoCamp/WIAD Kind of Winter…

Greetings, InfoCampers!

As promised, we’ve got something exciting coming next month…we’ll be collaborating with World IA Day Seattle on a free event! There will be scheduled speakers, a free lunch, and a few hours of unconference to tide you over until our regularly scheduled programming resumes in the fall.

What does all this mean? It means we are presenting a healthy mix of conference and unconference all in the name of Information Architecture. And it’s free!

World IA Day (WIAD)

What is World IA Day? WIAD is:

World Information Architecture Day is a free one-day annual conference hosted by the Information Architecture Institute and held in dozens of cities across the world.

We are a community of like-minded professionals and enthusiasts who share the common goal of teaching, learning, and shaping the future of Information Architecture. 

Each year, a new theme is selected, new cities are added, and our community continues to grow as more people from all across the world join this truly global celebration of Information Architecture.”

InfoCamp @ WIAD Seattle

So how exactly is InfoCamp going to work as part of WIAD? Well, things are going to be a little different than what you are used to.

For starters, we will be at the Impact HUB in Pioneer Square and will not have access to the same kind of tech we’ve grown accustomed to at UW’s Mary Gates Hall. As such, presentations will need to be a little old school and analog. Please keep that in mind as you prepare your ideas!

Second, in some cases we will be sharing a larger space among multiple smaller presentation and discussion groups. We’re going to try to work some magic with the layout and acoustics, but this may be a challenge.

While we’re talking about space, it may be limited. We will have two InfoCamp time slots in the afternoon and we are aiming for 4-6 sessions each. 0

Third, due to some of the challenges with the space, we’re asking you to plan a little bit if you want to present. Throw some ideas around on our Facebook pages and see how people react. Think about the event theme and what it means in your profession or just do as you always do for InfoCamp–bring your ideas to share.

Details & Links

WHERE:

Impact Hub Seattle
220 Second Ave S
SeattleWA 98104

WHEN:
Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

HOW:

Register for the FREE event: EventBrite

VISIT US:

World IA Day Seattle

World IA Day 2015

 

 

 

Not Great News…

Dear InfoCampers,

Your Counselors have some not great news. Don’t worry, we aren’t canceling InfoCamp 2014, but we do need to postpone it until February 2015 due to unforeseen circumstances.

As you may or may not be aware, both InfoCamp and our longtime supporter ASIS&T PNW have transitioned leadership over the last year. True to form, several of the new ASIS&T PNW leaders are also involved as InfoCamp Counselors and learning about how heavily intertwined the two organizations are has been an ongoing process. Just hours after opening Early Bird registration and announcing the event across social media (thank you for all the Favorites, Retweets, and Likes!), we learned that certain administrative conflicts with the ASIS&T Annual Conference here in Seattle would make it extremely risky to present InfoCamp as planned this fall, if not impossible.

We had three options before us, two of which would keep InfoCamp on schedule. Of our three options, two also posed a significant threat to the organizational integrity and stability of both ASIS&T PNW and InfoCamp.

Our theme this year is Community — how our professional and academic communities overlap and how what we do as information professionals plays a role in each of our larger communities. Attempting to deliver InfoCamp this fall could damage our information community in more ways than one and would be antithetical to the essence of InfoCamp. As such, we have decided to postpone until February so we can deliver the best possible InfoCamp experience out there.

Please continue to follow our progress on social media — we’ll be updating you periodically, re-announcing new dates and registration periods, and pushing out some blasts from the past to remind you why InfoCamp is so awesome and worth waiting a few extra months for. Thank you for your continued support and we’ll see you all this winter!

(If you have already bought your ticket, we will be contacting you directly about issuing a refund until we have a new date confirmed.)