EuroIA
2017
Stockholm,
28-30 Sept.
Full programme and tickets will be available in April.

Call for Proposals

At the EuroIA conference, the talks and workshops come from you, the community.

The Call for Proposals closed on Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 23:59:59 CET. Submissions are all now going through our review process.

 

Our theme: “Adaptation and designing for change”

People adapt to their physical environments all the time, and those physical spaces themselves are constantly being adapted to suit people’s changing needs.

The same is true for how we interact with information spaces.

At EuroIA 2017, we want to explore this idea of information architecture and adaptation. Both the adaptation of information spaces to people’s continuously transforming needs, and also the changes we can influence and encourage through our designs.

Let’s not forget our need as professionals to adapt to new information technologies, as well. Our playing field is constantly in flux.

We would love to see submissions related to topics like:

  • the relationship between physical architecture and information architecture
  • designing for mixed or augmented realities, and the information they hold
  • the development of resilience and antifragility in what we make
  • responsibility and ethics, and our changing role as designers and architects
  • while we think about change and adaptation, how might we consider sustainability in design?
  • the extension of this topic into organisational change by design, and where we fit in.
 

What we are looking for

For EuroIA 2017, we are proposing a theme called “Adaptation and designing for change”, so we are looking for submissions from IA & UX practitioners and people from other fields of practice to submit, in order to give us perspective on broader meanings for adaptation and designing for change.

We do of course welcome all types of submissions related to IA, UX Design, Content Strategy and Service Design that are relevant to current practice. We are looking for a mix of theoretical, thought-provoking sessions and more practical, hands-on sessions. Sessions can target either beginners or advanced practitioners. We will curate the conference to support different levels of experience.

 

Session types

EuroIA 2017 will use the same format as the past three years, so the daily programme will involve:

Half-day training session in the morning: attendees can choose one session out of four;

Talks in the afternoon: keynotes, regular talks, lightning talks will all be held in the afternoon.

We repeat this format for all three days of the conference and you can register for one day, two days or all three.

You can submit a session in one of the following formats/ types:

Regular talk (45 min.): for a complex idea that needs extra details and examples to be understood.

Short talk (20 min.): for a big idea in a compact form or a case study.

Lightning talk (8 min.): for a compact lesson that is made to stick. (A sequence of seven lightning talks will form a slot of one hour.)

Half-day hands-on workshop: a 4-hour session with a demonstrated practical perspective, that focuses on involving participants in several activities and exercises (maximum 35 participants). You should be an experienced practitioner or educator if you want to submit a workshop.

Half-day tutorial: a 4-hour session for presenting a method, a technique or illustrate an innovative tool in depth. This can involve a mix of lecture and some mildly interactive activities with participants (maximum 80 participants). You should be an experienced practitioner if you want to submit a tutorial.

 

How sessions are selected

The EuroIA 2017 programme will shape itself via a combination of scouting and open submissions.

Scouting

The EuroIA 2017 co-chairs will select and invite the 3 keynote speakers that represent best the vision of EuroIA and fit well within the chosen theme.

The co-chairs may also reach out to successful speakers from other conferences or events to take part in EuroIA’s main programme. For the workshops, some of the sessions may be chosen directly by the co-chairs (not via the open submission). All talks however will be the result of the open submission and blind review process.

Open submission

All talks and most of the workshops in the programme come from the open submission procedures. How does this work?

Once the submission period is closed, every submission (talk or workshop) undergoes a double-blind peer review. Basically this means the submission is reviewed by at least two reviewers (we're aiming to have three or four). To make sure the review is done objectively, the reviewers don’t get to see the name of the person submitting. The reviewers are selected experts from the IA community who have agreed to give their time to offer feedback on your proposals.

All people involved in putting the programme together are volunteering their time, and we're very grateful for their help.

 

I have submitted — what happens next?

Following your submission, this is what to expect:

  • Closing of the submission period: Sunday, February 19, 2017, 23:59:59 CET;
  • The double-blind reviews of all submissions: late February and mid March 2017;
  • Notice of acceptance: March 15, 2017;
  • Programme publication and registration opening: April 7, 2017.

Thank you for taking the time to prepare, submit and deliver the sessions that make EuroIA such a great event!

 

Välkommen in Stockholm

EuroIA goes to Stockholm, the Capital of Scandinavia, one of the most connected, environmentally friendly and creative cities in the world.

EuroIA 2017 will take place at Elite Hotel Marina Tower, situated in a historic mill on the waterfront, only a few minutes from the city centre.

Elite Hotel Marina Tower Stockholm,
Saltsjöqvarns kaj 25,
131 71 Nacka,
Sweden.
+46 8 555 702 00

About EuroIA

EuroIA is the leading Information Architecture (IA) and User Experience (UX) conference for Europe.

EuroIA has travelled through Europe over the years: Brussels, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin, Paris, Prague, and most recently, in Amsterdam. In 2017 will be in Stockholm for the first time. Learn more about EuroIA.

EuroIA is organised by volunteers all around Europe, with three co-chairs, an active committee and over 35 country ambassadors. Find out who is who at EuroIA.

Sponsoring EuroIA

We are looking for sponsors to make EuroIA 2017 a truly great conference.

By sponsoring EuroIA, your company can take advantage of a unique opportunity to reach a broad and highly motivated audience of information architects and user experience professionals.

Interested? Find out more about the different sponsoring options.

EuroIA 2017 is also on Medium, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. For help, ping the co-chairs Francis, Raffaella or Angus or drop us a line at info (at) euroia.org