Tuesday, October 21, 2008

So there *are* IAs in France!

Update (October 24): More details about the French IA meeting:
  • Goals : Find new friends, drink a glass, discuss, have fun and create an IA/UCD community in Paris.
  • Date: Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008
  • Time: from 7PM
  • Place: Barlotti, Lounge Bar (upstairs), 35 Place du Marché Saint-Honoré , 75001 Paris (Phone:
  • Google Map: http://tinyurl.com/5qwonv
TWO SPECIAL GUESTS: Christina Wodtke and Melissa Weaver
(end of update)

Finally a sign of Information Architecture (IA) life in France! It's been a running joke in European IA circles that there were no IAs in France, since they didn't show up at European (or international) IA events.

French FlagOf course this was usually followed by the more likely causes that the French probably had a good internal network of IAs who traditionally published in French and didn't connect to the outside world a lot and that they used a different acronym for the field that didn't show up in searches.

Now I have proof that there are French IAs and that they are connecting with the outside world:

The French country ambassador for Euro IA, Sylvie Daumal, just announced that she is hosting her first IA meeting in Paris on November 2nd, with special guest star Christina Wodtke!

So, if you're in France early November, make sure you contact Sylvie and don't miss this opportunity! Allez les bleus!


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