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Overloaded 2017 – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

June 30, 2017 | Posted By

The Spaghetti Project and IORG present: 

IORG-Spaghetti-Logo

Overloaded 2017


A Day of Science, Stories, and Solutions for Managing Information Overload

 

Register for Overloaded 2017

When: October 17th, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: 250 West 55th Street, 37th Floor, New York, NY • 10019

Price: Early Bird Summer Special Only $99!!  REGISTER NOW!!!

 

Work is not what it used to be. Between the constant rings and pings of notifications, and the fear of missing out (FOMO) that follows, information overload is threatening our productivity, our state of mind, and our bottom line. What is this all about? And how can businesses change course?

The Spaghetti Project and the Information Overload Research Group (IORG) are joining forces to bring you a day-long conference where renowned experts and speakers such as Manoush ZomorodiDr. Lawrence Ampofo, and Shawn Banerji will offer fresh insights on the science, stories, and solutions for managing information overload at work.

Anyone working to solve the information overload problem, looking for solutions, or wanting to help shape the discussion is welcome to attend. Whether you are a manager, a researcher, an entrepreneur, or a CEO, this is a day that is good for business.

Register for Overloaded 2017

 

We already have the 3 great speakers listed above lined-up, and a detailed agenda and more information will be released shortly.

But Please Reserve Your Place for this special event, and we look forward to seeing you there!

 


About the Spaghetti Project:
Erica Keswin is a member of IORG’s leadership team, where she puts her expertise in human communications to good use.  She is the founder of the Spaghetti Project, a platform devoted to sharing the science and stories of human connection. Inspired by a 2015 Cornell study showing that firemen who eat together are better at their jobs (they save more lives!), Erica, a longtime workplace strategist, has made it her business to help people honor relationships. And as a hats-off to the firemen and their go-to firehouse meal, she calls her work the Spaghetti Project.


About IORG
:
IORG is made up of researchers, practitioners and technologists from academia, corporations, solution vendors and consultancies. IORG is dedicated to reducing information overload, a problem that diminishes the productivity and quality of life of knowledge workers worldwide. Our diverse members and single focus provide thought leadership and access to cutting-edge ideas, promote collaboration between industry and academia, and help shape the science of combating information overload.

Please direct any inquiries to erica@spaghettiproject.com or president@iorgforum.org for more information.

Overloaded 2017 – Save the Date!

June 1, 2017 | Posted By

The Spaghetti Project and IORG present: 

IORG-Spaghetti-Logo

Overloaded 2017


A Day of Science, Stories, and Solutions for Managing Information Overload

Save the Date!

When: October 17th, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: 250 West 55th Street, 37th Floor, New York, NY • 10019

Price: Early Bird $199. Regular $249

Work is not what it used to be. Between the constant rings and pings of notifications, and the fear of missing out (FOMO) that follows, information overload is threatening our productivity, our state of mind, and our bottom line. What is this all about? And how can businesses change course?

The Spaghetti Project and the Information Overload Research Group (IORG) are joining forces to bring you a day-long conference where renowned experts and speakers will offer fresh insights on the science, stories, and solutions for managing information overload at work. Whether you are a manager, a researcher, an entrepreneur, or a CEO, this is a day that is good for business.

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.

 

So please, save the date!

Invitation details to follow.

 

About the Spaghetti Project:
Erica Keswin is a member of IORG’s leadership team, where she puts her expertise in human communications to good use.  She is the founder of the Spaghetti Project, a platform devoted to sharing the science and stories of human connection. Inspired by a 2015 Cornell study showing that firemen who eat together are better at their jobs (they save more lives!), Erica, a longtime workplace strategist, has made it her business to help people honor relationships. And as a hats-off to the firemen and their go-to firehouse meal, she calls her work the Spaghetti Project.


About IORG
:
IORG is made up of researchers, practitioners and technologists from academia, corporations, solution vendors and consultancies. IORG is dedicated to reducing information overload, a problem that diminishes the productivity and quality of life of knowledge workers worldwide. Our diverse members and single focus provide thought leadership and access to cutting-edge ideas, promote collaboration between industry and academia, and help shape the science of combating information overload.

Please direct any inquiries to erica@spaghettiproject.com or president@iorgforum.org for more information.

“Managing Overflow” conference coming up in Warsaw in September!

June 12, 2016 | Posted By

When organisations think about “overload”, the context of “information overload” is the first thing that usually gets most attention. Managing flood of emails is the most prominent example, and many interesting solutions have been proposed to deal with it. Interesting, but can any single solution be considered a definitive one? And, can we limit the problem of “overload” only to the digital domain? I will argue that the issue is much wider, and thus we can talk about “overflow”, covering both digital and traditional – analog domains. We say “information overload”, but when we get to practical examples, we suddenly switch to discussing “flood of information”, “flood of email messages” etc. That’s why OVERFLOW is considered by some a better keyword than OVERLOAD.

“Overflow (also referred to as surplus, excess or overspill) is seen as the explicit opposite of scarcity. It is a concept used in economic theory, management, consumer studies and politics, though these disciplines have different interpretations of what really constitutes overflow”
eLife 2015;4:e10825. [Link]

Overflow is surplus, and Poland (where I’m based) is a unique location to discuss it. The country underwent a profound change, from the socialist economy of excessive demand and rather limited supply, to a typical for western countries economy of excessive supply and severe competition for customers’ attention.

For any person, a wide zone of acceptance for available choices was a highly adaptive trait in the old economy, but nowadays can be a source of frustration, with an abundance of choices around us – choices of all kinds: shopping, educational, social. What should I choose, if I like all available options? On the other hand, those who have a very narrow range of acceptance for available choices had suffered in the socialist economy, but are likely to be thriving now – being “picky” protects them from the abundance of available choices.

That’s why the problem of “overflow” is not a simple, linear issue of environmental abundance, of a flood of digital, easily multiplicable information, but instead needs to be analysed on a finer level, taking into account interaction of external, environmental conditions and personal traits. This area of research, pursued for many years by one of the keynote presenters, prof. Grażyna Wieczorkowska-Wierzbińska, will be highlighted at the “Managing Overflow” conference, organized in September this year by our team from the Department of Managerial Psychology and Sociology at the University of Warsaw (http://overflowconference.pl). The event will gather in Poland a group of top scientists researching the topic of overflow: prof. Barbara Czarniawska, prof. Orvar Lofgren, Sabina Siebert, prof. Wieczorkowska-Wierzbińska, and others.

Grzegorz Krol, PhD
Department of Managerial Psychology and Sociology
Faculty of Management
University of Warsaw

Overloaded 2014: June 7

March 9, 2014 | Posted By

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!

Overloaded 2013 is coming!

December 26, 2012 | Posted By

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.