Two Weeks since 2014 IA Summit

It’s been two weeks since we all returned to normal life from the IA Summit. I arrived in DC more energized than I have felt in a LONG time.

I am so excited to get to be a bigger part of this community and work with some ridiculously awesome people, including the folks at ASIS&T and my fellow chairs, Jessie DuVerneay and Mike Atherton.

You might be curious what (IA Summit things) we (Mike, Jessie, and I) have been up to the last two weeks. Here are some highlights:

  • Readjusted to our lives as well as possible (as did everyone returning from the Summit);
  • Thought and wrote and sketched a lot about each of our visions for #ias15 and beyond;
  • Kicked off what promises to be an amazing amount of shared documentation and coordination through Google Docs, Basecamp, and email;
  • Met twice (via Google Hangout): once for general brain dump and next steps and once for sharing our visions;
  • Had an awesome IAS14 retrospective (via Skype voice) with the IAS14 chairs—Aaron, Abby, and Johanna (who you should really thank)—and our main POCs at ASIS&T—Dick and Vanessa (who you should also thank);
  • Collaborated with Giles Colborne to launch the attendee survey;
  • Each had lots of individual conversations and emails with a variety of IA Summit people;
  • Heard from over 90 people who want to help with the 2015 IA Summit (and there’s lots of room for your help, too);
  • Talked about how the three of us are going to balance our duties (spoiler: I have to practice when to get involved and when to just mind my own damn business); and, well,
  • Got super excited and thankful about the year ahead!*

If you’re also super excited about the 2015 IA Summit in Minneapolis, we invite you to help us out by:

There will be lots more opportunities to follow our progress and to help out. Please do follow along!

* Reference to the 2014 IA Summit theme not intended, but then appreciated.


About Veronica Erb

Designs, researches, illustrates, and writes code. Plays ukulele. Dances Balboa. Grew up in a geodesic dome, and hasn't gotten over it.
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