Events

Upcoming or Past Events at IORG

Zoom link for the IORG Virtual Bonfire on Tuesday, May 11

Interested in mitigating information overload? Let’s get together!
The Information Overload Research Group’s Steering Team invites you to meet us via Zoom for a free-form conversation about managing Information Overload. No agenda, no PowerPoint… just friends exchanging views on a subject we all care about.

The event will take place for an hour on Tuesday, May 11, at 11am EDT. No registration needed – just mark your calendar and show up!

The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89522954198 .

You can let Nathan Zeldes, IORG President, know what you think of this idea both before and after the event, by emailing president@iorgforum.org.

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2nd IORG Virtual Bonfire – Tuesday May 11, 2021

Join us at the IORG Virtual Bonfire on Tuesday May 11, 2021 at 11 AM EDT.

Interested in mitigating information overload? Let’s get together!
The Information Overload Research Group’s Steering Team invites you to meet us via Zoom for a free-form conversation about managing Information Overload. No agenda, no PowerPoint… just friends exchanging views on a subject we all care about.

The event will take place for an hour on Tuesday, May 11, at 11am EDT. No registration needed – just mark your calendar and show up! A Zoom link will be provided before the event in a follow-on mailing and on the IORG web site.

This is the second time we’re doing this, and the first one was well-received. You can let Nathan Zeldes, IORG President, know what you think of this idea both before and after the event, by emailing president@iorgforum.org.

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1ST IORG Virtual Bonfire

Tune in to the 1st IORG Virtual Bonfire, an open conversation with IORG Leadership Team and IORG Community members. After introductions and a brief overview of the IORG mission, the open discussion evolved into an engaged conversation regarding various approaches to effectively manage email driven information overload. Should companies leverage tools and technology to develop efficient email delivery processes, referencing the Toyota Production System “just in time” process design? or do we need behavior based organizational culture and mindset changes? or both? What about information overload in our everyday lives beyond email?  What about mental overload, the information overload, or clutter in our mind? While the discussion may not have all the answers, the first step in problem solving is to identify the root cause of the problem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yszKqXo0yd4

Content:

Introductions – first 12 minutes

IORG Mission – next 5 minutes

Open Discussion – last 43 minutes

 

 

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Zoom link for the first IORG Virtual Bonfire on Tuesday, Feb. 2 2021

Join us at the first IORG Virtual Bonfire on Tuesday, Feb. 2 2021!

The Information Overload Research Group’s Steering Team invites you to meet us via Zoom for a free-form conversation about managing Information Overload. No agenda, no PowerPoint… just friends exchanging views on a subject we all care about.

The event will take place for an hour on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 11am EST. No registration needed – just mark your calendar and show up! A Zoom link will be provided before the event here.

The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89522954198 .

This is the first time we’re trying this, so let me know what you think of this idea both before and after the event, by emailing president@iorgforum.org.

Yours,

Nathan Zeldes

President, IORG

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Information Overload Day 2020 Webinar Available for Replay on YouTube Channel

Thank you to everyone that attended the Information Overload Day 2020 Webinar on October 20th:

Information Overload in the Post-COVID Workplace

It was a great session with many interesting presentations and some good discussions.

If you were unable to attend the webinar, or weren’t able to stay through the entire event, we are happy to announce that we have posted the entire event.

You can view it on our: IORG Youtube Channel

Or, you can view the Webinar with this link: Information Overload Day 2020 Webinar

And we are always looking for anyone interested in providing guest posts or support of our organization.  If interested, please feel free to contact us.

Thanks again for your continued support of IORG.

Regards,

Nathan Zeldes
President, IORG

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Information Overload Day 2020 – Webinar Replay

Thank you to everyone who attended the Information Overload Day webinar on October 20th,  an event that featured renowned experts with fresh insights and solutions related to Information Overload in the post-COVID Workplace”.

Topics and Presenters included:

  • Welcome to Information Overload Day 2020 – Nathan Zeldes, President, IORG, and Founder, Nathan Zeldes Consulting
  • Information Overload 101 – Jonathan Spira, Vice President, Research, IORG, and Senior Managing Director, Accura Media.  Dr. Spira created Information Overload Day ten years ago to call attention to the issue. In this talk, he explains what Information Overload really is and why we need to continue to call attention to it in order to Lower the Overload.
  • Amusing & Informing Ourselves to Death during COVID Crisis – Edna Pasher, Founding Chair, Israel Smart Cities Institute. Dr. Pasher will discuss the ideas of Prof. Neil Postman and examine the Faustian bargain we have made with technology. The issue, she will point out, is that we have not yet found a way to get around the bargain we have made with our tech. Dr. Pasher will discuss a way forward with ideas on how to Lower the Overload.
  • Information Overload and Working from Home During the Pandemic – Martin Bariff, Treasurer, IORG, Associate Professor of Information Management, Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. Bariff will look at how the coronavirus pandemic has transformed your discretionary work from home choice into a required mode of performing your work activities. New sources and frequency of unexpected interruptions that increase your information overload, stress and reduce your productivity will be critically examined and Dr. Bariff will provide actionable recommendations to Lower the Overload.
  • Importance versus Urgency in an Age of Information Overload – Michael Hoffman, CEO, LeanMail. Mr. Hoffman will examine the conflict between important and urgent demands and delve into how they are related but far from the same. He will provide multiple recommendations as to how to treat different demands appropriately so as to Lower the Overload.
  • Audience Discussion and Q&A
  • Concluding Remarks – Jonathan Spira

The webinar replay is now available for those of you who were unable to attend, or those that attended and enjoyed it so much you want to see it again!

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Register for Information Overload Day 2020: Information Overload in the Post-COVID Workplace

Information Overload Day 2020

October 20th at 11:00 AM EDT

Information Overload in the post-COVID Workplace


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Register for Information Overload Day 2018


For this year’s “Information Overload Day” on October 20th, the Information Overload Research Group is sponsoring an online Webinar featuring speakers that are focusing on the specialized topics of “Information Overload in the post-COVID Workplace”.

Topics and Presenters:

  • Welcome to Information Overload Day 2020 – Nathan Zeldes, President, IORG, and Founder, Nathan Zeldes Consulting
  • Information Overload 101 – Jonathan Spira, Vice President, Research, IORG, and Senior Managing Director, Accura Media.  Dr. Spira created Information Overload Day ten years ago to call attention to the issue. In this talk, he explains what Information Overload really is and why we need to continue to call attention to it in order to Lower the Overload.
  • Amusing & Informing Ourselves to Death during COVID Crisis – Edna Pasher, Founding Chair, Israel Smart Cities Institute. Dr. Pasher will discuss the ideas of Prof. Neil Postman and examine the Faustian bargain we have made with technology. The issue, she will point out, is that we have not yet found a way to get around the bargain we have made with our tech. Dr. Pasher will discuss a way forward with ideas on how to Lower the Overload.
  • Information Overload and Working from Home During the Pandemic – Martin Bariff, Treasurer, IORG, Associate Professor of Information Management, Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. Bariff will look at how the coronavirus pandemic has transformed your discretionary work from home choice into a required mode of performing your work activities. New sources and frequency of unexpected interruptions that increase your information overload, stress and reduce your productivity will be critically examined and Dr. Bariff will provide actionable recommendations to Lower the Overload.
  • Importance versus Urgency in an Age of Information Overload – Michael Hoffman, CEO, LeanMail. Mr. Hoffman will examine the conflict between important and urgent demands and delve into how they are related but far from the same. He will provide multiple recommendations as to how to treat different demands appropriately so as to Lower the Overload.
  • Audience Discussion and Q&A
  • Concluding Remarks – Jonathan Spira

The Information Overload Research Group (IORG) is excited to bring a valuable webinar where renowned experts and speakers offer fresh insights on the science, stories, and solutions for managing information overload.


Webinar Details:

Who is this for: Managers, Researchers, Entrepreneurs, Knowledge Workers, Consultants, Educators, or anyone looking to better manage Information Overload.

When: October 20th, 2020, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m EDT.

Where: Online Webinar (webinar details to be provided after you Register)

Price: Although there is no cost to attend the Webinar, we are asking attendees to please consider choosing a “donation” or “sponsor” ticket type.  We are a non-profit organization and only through your support can continue to bring you events like this.

Registration Link:    Register for the Information Overload Day 2020 Webinar on Eventbrite


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Save the Date: Information Overload Day


Save the date October 20, 2020 for International Overload Day.

https://www.checkiday.com/c38c6fa07f92e5ab64fa79b89511da7e/information-overload-awareness-day

Information Overload Day is about taking control of the flow of information and limiting it to when and if it’s necessary.

As in previous years we will mark the day with a free webinar devoted to Information Overload and its mitigation.

This year the theme of the event will target Information Overload in the Post-COVID workplace  including cultural shifts, organizational design and models, with special attention to new modes of information overload and new solutions to address them.

Registration information will be released soon.

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Call for speakers for IO Day 2020

The Information Overload Research Group is getting ready for Information Overload Day, due to take place on October 20, 2020.

Information Overload Day is a workplace observance, now in its twelfth year, that calls attention to the problem of Information Overload and how it impacts both individuals and organizations. As in previous years we will mark the day with a free webinar devoted to some aspect of Information Overload and its mitigation. The webinar will include lecture(s) and/or a panel discussion.

This year the theme of the event will be

Information Overload in the new Post-COVID workplace

We are interested in cultural shifts, organizational design and models, communications technology and challenges, with special attention to new modes of information overload and new solutions to address them.

We encourage you to send us ideas for this webinar, proposing a speaker(s) you think would be of interest to our audience, and/or specific lecture and panel subjects within the scope of the above theme.

Please send your input to president@iorgforum.org

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Information Overload Day 2019 Webinar available for Replay on IORG YouTube Channel

Thank you to everyone that attended the Information Overload Day 2019 Webinar on October 15th, “Beyond Email – The Next Generation of Solutions

It was a great session with many interesting presentations and some good discussions.

If you were unable to attend the webinar, or weren’t able to stay through the entire event, we are happy to announce that we have posted the entire event.

You can view it on our: IORG Youtube Channel

Or, you can view the Webinar with this link: Information Overload Day 2019 Webinar

And we are always looking for anyone interested in providing guest posts or support of our organization.  If interested, please feel free to contact us.

Thanks again for your continued support of IORG.
Regards,
Nathan Zeldes
President, IORG

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