Official Thank You & International Credits

February 24, 2012



We did it! 

14 locations across the globe were able to put on great events that inspired, educated, built communities, introduced new people to Information Architecture and rejuventated the thinking of veteran leaders. None of this would be made possible without our Global and Local Volunteers, Speakers, and Sponsors.

The following post is a very sincere THANK YOU to the 14 Locations and the folks behind the scenes that made it all possible. More people will be added to this list as they are sent in by the 14 locations.

GLOBAL TEAM THANKS

 

Joe Elmendorf, Technical Director

Brad Simpson, Creative Director

Noreen Whysel, Director of Sponsorship & General Administration

Jorge Arango, Thematic Chair

Jeff Parks, Social Media Producer

Deborah Fellinger, Copyrighting Assistance

Dan Klyn, Advisor

Abby Covert, Advisor

Jessica DuVerneay, Producer

Information Architecture Institute Board Members, including Andrea Resmini, IAI President

 

BOGOTA THANKS

Volunteers: Elizabeth Bolivar, Cesar Sanches, Fernando Torres, Diego Polo, Viviana Camelo, David Figueredo

Local event sponsor: Fundación Universitaria Sanitas. Dr.Mauricio Herrera. Director of the Education Unit FUS

Speakers: Hernando Cruz, Libardo Castaneda, Fernando Henao, Natalia Vivas, Maria Isabel Murillo, Angelo Laverde, Luis Alveart, Louis Rosenfeld

 

PARIS THANKS

Speakers: Grandin Donovan, Claudio Vendi, Maxime Basset, Milan Guenther, Caroline Goulard, Pauline Thomas, Benoît Vidal

Sponsor: Paul Richardet

 

 

SAO PAULO THANKS 

Event Coordinators: Carolina Leslie and Andressa Vieira

Presenters: Juliana Gaiba, Gabriel Gianordoli, Robson Santos, Luiz Felipe Ratti, Polise De Marchi, Ricardo Sato, Rodrigo Leite and Fabricio Teixeira

Volunteers: Carolina Kadix, Italo Oliveira, Paula Sato, Robson Santos, Stefan Martins, Tiago Carvalho

Local sponsors: Locaweb, Saiba +, FEI, ADBAT/TESLA, bond and neue

 

LOS ANGELES THANKS

Event Coordinators: Lynn Boyden, Sam Bloomberg-Rissman, Alexander Vejnoska, Tim Gallati

Presenters: Jod Kaftan, Weston Thompson, Max Greenhut

Volunteers: Megan Gawlik, David Guerra

Institutional Support: Dr. Greg Leazer, Chair of the UCLA Department of Information Studies

 

TOKYO THANKS

Speaker: Takashi Sakamoto (IAI Member), Masaya Ando, Ph.D., Ayumi Yamada, Toshiyuki Maeda, Manabu Ueno, Hironori Iwasa

Staff: Atsushi Hasegawa, Ph.D., Noriyo Asano (IAI Member), Nobuya Sato (IAI Member), Satoru Murakoshi, Izumi Oku (IAI Member), Naoko Kawachi (IAI Member), Eric Bell, Nobuyuki Yamaoka, Ken-ichi Yamanaka, Shigeki Okamoto, Yuka Iwadate

Local sponsor: Business Architects Inc., Concent, Inc., Netyear Group Corporation.

Media Support: Web-tan Forum, Impress Business Media Corporation. http://web-tan.forum.impressrd.jp/
Gihyo.jp, Gijutsu-Hyohron Co., Ltd. http://gihyo.jp/design

Venue: Fukutake Hall, The University of Tokyo. Ueda Kazuhiro, Ph.D.

 

MALAYSIA THANKS

Event Coordinators: Shamsul Anuar Abdul Wahid (MIMOS), Nor Laila Md Noor (UiTM), Wan Abdul Rahim Wan Mohd Isa (UiTM)

Opening Keynote Address & Launching: Ettikan Kandasamy Karuppiah (MIMOS)

Keynote Speakers: Nor Laila Md Noor (UiTM), Wan Abdul Rahim Wan Mohd Isa (UiTM)

Forum Panelists: Shamsul Anuar Abdul Wahid (MIMOS), Nor Laila Md Noor (UiTM), Wan Abdul Rahim Wan Mohd Isa (UiTM)

Forum Moderator: Fauzi Mohd Saman (UiTM)

Local Committees: Wan Adilah Wan Adnan (UiTM), Fariza Hanis Abdul Razak (UiTM), Natrah Abdullah @ Dolah (UiTM), Fauzi Mohd Saman (UiTM), Farrah Wahida Azmi (MIMOS), Jainah Sakimin (MIMOS), Norliza Said (MIMOS)

Volunteers: Nur Ain Nadia Mohamad Hanapi (UiTM), Omar Mohamad Pauzi (UiTM), Arnida Arbain (UiTM), Rafidah Sulo (UiTM), Juniza Juhari (UiTM), Fairos Zabadi Nor Bahauddin (UiTM), Mohamad Hafiz Khairuddin (UiTM), Ainur Khursiah Ahmed Anuer (MIMOS)

Video Recording Technical Support: Corporate Communications Department, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia. (Che Embon Mustafa, Rolpaizal Zali @ Ghazali, Azhar Mohd Zainal, Abd Rahim Md Yusuf, Muhammad Nazry Kamarudin, Anuar Bahari)

Local Organizers: MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia, Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia

 

 

VANCOUVER THANKS

Speakers: Jess McMullin, Gordon Ross, Kara Pecknold, Karyn Zuidinga, Samantha Starmer

Sponsors: Analytic Design Group Inc., Habaneros Consulting, OpenRoad Communications, Graphically Speaking, Follow the UX Leader, WorkAtPlay, CitizenExperience, KeyPointe Consulting

Venue Sponsor: Woodwards W2 Media Cafe

Organizing Committee: Lynne Polischuik, Dorian Taylor, Theresa Putkey, Misty Melissa Weaver, Barbara Richards

Event Volunteers: Steve Mynett, Dave Emmett, Sean Filiatrault, Pauline Lai, Roberto Bruzzese, Jennifer Kong, Michelyn Smithe, Jessica Dill, Lindsey Latiolas, Jocelyn Smith

Session Facilitators: Scott Baldwin, Selma Zafar, Gordon Ross, Haig Armen, Misty Melissa Weaver, Chris Stone, Dominique Bohn, Blair Neufeld

 

PANAMA CITY THANKS

Speakers: Alberto Attia, Elsa Canto, Cristobal Cortés, Ferrán Galindo, Darién MontañezStaff: María Gabriela Fong, Yodanizeth Justavino, Nelly Valdivieso

Local Sponsor: BootStudio (http://bootstudio.com)We would also like to thank Sony Corporation for providing the video equipment.

 

MALMO THANKS

Speakers: Eric Reiss, Annika Friberg, Benny Skogberg, Fredrik Ohlin, Bengt J. Nilsson, Henrik Eneroth, Marie Gustafsson Friberger, Linus de Petris

Local Arrangements: School of Technology, Malmö University, HSB Turning Torso Meetings

 

BUCHAREST THANKS

Speakers: Bogdana Butnar, Google, Alin Popescu, AvocatNet, Violeta Bahaciu, GFK Romania, Daniel Nicolescu, PayU, Marius Ursache, Grapefruit, Ana Maria Bogdan, Grapefruit

Friends & Supporters: Mihaela Bogiu, AvocatNet, Romanita , MakeSense PR, Stefan Liute, Grapefruit

 

ITALY THANKS

 

WIAD Rome, Luca Rosati, Alessandro Nasini, Claudia Busetto, Marzia Pantanella
Sponsor: Maple, http://www.maple.it

WIAD Milan, Diego Banchero, Claudio Muci
Sponsor: Wellnet, http://www.wellnet.it

WIAD Sardinia, Gabriela Lussu
Sponsor: Sardegna 2.0, www.sardegna20.com