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Published on Mar 9, 2018
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Ren Pope is the chief IA at Industrial Medium Software based out of Washington DC. He has over 20 years of leadership and vision in the information science field. Ren has held various interesting positions both in and out of the UX career field these include speech and policy writing, modeling and simulation, and designing knowledge management systems. Ren focuses his passion for information sciences, where he designs content management systems. He has studied and strives to perfect the use of taxonomies, ontologies, concept maps as well as overall information modeling to ensure the intent of design endures in the product. Ren enjoys writing and speaking about the theory and practice of the information sciences; and in his free time, he likes running around in the out outdoors, pushing buttons and turning knobs to make music, and throwing things into barrels to age them.
Laura is a partner at Potomac Communications Group, focusing on strategic communications and stakeholder engagement. The Chicago Justice Project represents her long evolving commitment to science, technology and social justice issues. Laura has developed education programs on issues ranging from neighborhood safety, emergency preparedness and energy efficiency. She holds a master’s of science from Northwestern University and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa as an undergraduate at Loyola University Chicago.
ABOUT WORLD IA DAY On February 24, 2018, information architecture practitioners around the world came together to celebrate, share knowledge, and discuss the importance of strategy and structure within our communities and economies.