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Information Overload Day 2014 on Oct 21

October 8, 2014 | Posted By JoshuaLyman

“Tame the Overload” is the theme of Information Overload Day on Oct. 21. This year’s event includes a free 90-minute webinar at 11 a.m. EDT featuring speakers from Microsoft, Yahoo, and Knowmail, and hosted by Jonathan Spira, one of the leading experts in the field and author of “Overload! How Too Much Information Is Hazardous To Your Organization.”

Go to the Information Overload Day 2014 page here!

Eventbrite - Information Overload Day 2014

The Information Overload Day event, sponsored by the Information Overload Research Group and held entirely on the Web, calls attention to the problem of information overload and how it impacts both individuals and organizations.

The webinar will include an Information Overload Clinic, in which experts will answer questions from attendees on how to address their biggest Information Overload challenges. Audience members can submit questions in advance via iorgforum.org/ioday2014/#clinic.

The speakers also will present their latest research on Information Overload and multitasking. Topics include:

  •  “Swimming Against the Current — the Insurmountable Task of Changing the Corporate Email Culture” by Eran Yariv, Microsoft
  •  “Should We Control Our Own Attention: Media Multitasking and Cognitive Control,” by Eyal Ophir, Yahoo
  •  “Quantitative Email Usage Measurement as a Tool for Generating Actionable Insights” by Haim Senior, Knowmail

Learn more about the speakers at iorgforum.org/ioday2014.

“Information Overload Awareness Day comes but once a year,” said Nathan Zeldes, IORG president, “but information overload itself never lets up. Spending a few hours to address what can be done to contain this scourge is a crucial activity for knowledge workers.”

To register for the webinar, go to https://ioday2014.eventbrite.com.

Overloaded 2014: June 7

March 9, 2014 | Posted By JoshuaLyman

We are pleased to announce that Overloaded 2014, the premier conference for information overload, will be held on June 7, 2014 at the pariSOMA lounge in San Francisco, CA. All who are interested in the problem of information overload, whether in industry, academia, the startup world, or as an affected individual, are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Overloaded 2014 - The premier information overload conference

You can see visit the conference’s site to learn more about the great speakers we have lined up line Gloria Mark and Manish Sood. Buy tickets from there or by clicking the button at right. And please spread the word to all those around you who may be interested!

IO Day 2013 recording is available online

October 24, 2013 | Posted By Nathan Zeldes

IORG celebrated Information Overload Day on Oct. 21 with a Webinar that brought together interesting and diverse thinkers to share their views and research.  The event included:

  • A panel discussion, moderated by Joshua Lyman and engaging Dmitri Leonov of Sanebox and Shawn Carolan of Handle in a discussion of email overload and innovative software solutions designed to mitigate it.
  • A presentation by Prof. Sheizaf Rafaeli, University of Haifa, titled “Don’t bother my interruption: the surprising side of multitasking”, where he shared some heretical views about multitasking and its role in our future.

The entire event has been recorded for your viewing pleasure!

Prof. Rafaeli’s slides can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/MTIORG2013.

Enjoy!

Join us on Information Overload Day 2013!

September 25, 2013 | Posted By Nathan Zeldes

On October 21, 2013, we take a pause to mark the annual Information Overload Day, and seek solutions that will bring back that productivity.

What will YOU do to mark this occasion?

IORG will hold a free webinar – see details  at http://iorgforum.org/ioday2013/ and register!

 

Overloaded 2013 is coming!

December 26, 2012 | Posted By JoshuaLyman

Overloaded 2013

The month of February is fast approaching, and that means that it is nearly time for the annual IORG-sponsored conference on information overload, a gathering of the front-line individuals working to solve the issue of info overload, and open to anyone interested in diving in and learning more about the topic. Announcing Overloaded 2013, the information overload conference that will be taking place February 9th, 2013, in San Francisco, California.

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Last year’s Overloaded 2012 conference was a fantastic success, and we look to carry forward the work by advancing even more in-depth topics and discussion this year. As we finalize speakers and agendas, we will be posting updates here and on our Twitter account, but we can confirm already several high-calibre individuals who have agreed to present at the conference, including the following:

  • Victoria Bellotti
  • David Grossman
  • Dan Markowitz

The cost of the conference is $99, which covers food and expenses. A lunch and snacks will be served. Anyone working to solve the information overload problem, looking for solutions, or wanting to help shape the discussion is welcome to attend. Please come and join us for this special event, we look forward to having you there.

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If you would like to be a speaker at the event, fill out a speaker application here. If you have any other questions or comments, please get in touch with us.

Information Overload Resource Center is available!

July 25, 2012 | Posted By Nathan Zeldes

A new repository of articles and research related to Information Overload is now available at informationoverloadresources.com. The web site was created by the Information Overload Research Group—a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to facilitate and share solutions to the growing information glut.

You are welcome to add pointers to IO related resources. Go to the above URL, register and submit your share to this communal work in progress!

“This is a crowd-sourced directory of links and abstracts to articles and resources about Information Overload and related issues such as interruptions, multitasking, attention management, and similar information management challenges,” says IORG President Nathan Zeldes.

“IORG is committed to help reduce the information pollution that is wreaking havoc on the productivity and quality of life of people everywhere. This Resource Center is our way to provide to the research, business, government and media communities—as well as to the interested public— a ‘one-stop shop’ portal to the growing corpus of research and insight about this major problem and how it may be solved.”

Zeldes says IORG was guided by three principles in creating the resource center:

  • Anyone may contribute pointers to relevant resources.
  • The repository is professionally moderated, so posted resources are of  consistent relevance and quality.
  • It includes resources of every kind: research papers, books, media articles, blog posts, videos and web sites.

IORG’s goal is to create the world’s most comprehensive collection of information-overloaded related research and content. The project was announced at Overloaded 2012—IORG’s recent conference in San Francisco.

The resource center is dedicated to the memory of Greg Spira, who was instrumental in its creation. Spira, a writer and Internet pioneer, founded the Internet Baseball Awards and helped advance the field of sabermetrics—the mathematical and statistical analysis of baseball records popularized in the movie Moneyball.  He’s remembered at gregspira.com and several baseball sites.

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