Montreal is a great place for conferences and a hive of activity for web-related activities. So it’s not surprising to see a number of conferences this year drawing together in Montreal experts from around the world.
Here are just two examples of these world-class conferences. This weekend, the American Society for Information Science and Technology is starting its Conference, which runs from March 5 – 7, 2005. This is a really high-powered group discussing some very complex issues. The motto of the Society is suitably challenging: ?Leading the Search for New Techniques and Technologies to Access Information, Since 1937?. As is indicated on the website, Information Architecture is more widely applied than ever. Decisionmakers now accept IA as critical to well-designed electronic information spaces.
Then in the summer we have a bigger gathering as the Usability Professionals Association meets for its Conference, “UPA 2005: Bridging Cultures“, which runs from June 27 – July 1, 2005. The conference notes that:
Contrasting cultures can create rich learning experiences, but they also create the potential for miscommunication and misunderstandngs. Growth happens when we are able to bridge the cultures and utilize the strengths of each.
What a great place to visit to see how well those principles can be applied.