Events

Upcoming or Past Events at IORG

Overloaded 2014: June 7

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!

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IO Day 2013 recording is available online

IORG celebrated Information Overload Day 2013 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!

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Overloaded 2012 a success – more events planned in future!

The Information Overload Research Group’s Overloaded 2012 un-conference,  a lively one-day gathering of  information overload crusaders from a diversity of domains, was a complete success. Two dozen attendees spanning academic, industry, consulting, analyst and public sector backgrounds came together, exchanged research results, viewpoints and opinions, and formed friendships and plans for future cooperation.

We heard two interesting keynotes: Prof. David Levy of  the University of Washington spoke about “Educating for Acceleration and Overload”, and Jonathan Spira, IORG’s VP of research and CEO of Basex, shared new research findings on Information Overload.

This kind of informal meeting of like minds is clearly working, and we plan to hold similar events once or twice a year in various locations. If you missed this one, we hope to see you in the next!

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Join us at “Overloaded 2012” – Feb 25 in San Francisco!

     The Information Overload Research Group is excited to announce Overloaded 2012, a private one-day gathering amongst those who are leading the battle against information overload from a diversity of domains such as business, academia, technology, journalism, psychology, and research.   If you share this interest, we’d love your attendance in San Francisco on Feb. 25, 2012.
     At this one-day event, we’ll have a couple of keynotes but will concentrate the day on creating a lively dialog, crossing organizational and domain boundaries, and developing new insight into the state of information overload as well as the latest solutions.   This event is designed to open the way to ongoing collaboration in the future.

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Listen to the IORG Authors’ Panel webinar

On June 27, 2011, IORG hosted five authors of books about Information Overload for a fascinating “Literary Salon” online event, where they discussed their reasons for writing their books and the issues and solutions that they find most significant.

The authors are Dave Crenshaw (author of The Myth of Multitasking), Daniel Forrester (author of Consider), Maggie Jackson (author of Distracted), William Powers (author of Hamlet’s BlackBerry), and Jonathan Spira (author of Overload! How Too Much Information Is Hazardous To Your Organization).

You can read a summary of the event here and download a full audio recording here.

Enjoy!

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More from IO summit in London

From Ian Price:

On Tuesday, I was invited to be part of the expert panel discussion that launched the three-day summit on Information Overload run by v3.co.uk (previously known us vnnunet).

Given the nature of the audience, the summit as a whole has a technical emphasis and is sponsored by IBM. Having said that, there was a willingness on the panel I took part in to discuss the behavioural issues as well. If you have an hour to spare, you can watch the discussion here.

There is a wealth of other video debates and articles on v3’s site which is particularly rich in technical aspects of information overload such as storage and data centres. A comment article by Ian Williams, however, is a good expression of the view – which I share – that this is more about management than anything else.

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Information Overload Summit in London

From Ian Price:

The issue of information overload is getting increasing media coverage in the UK although it is still some way behind the US.

Next week, V3.co.uk (formerly vnu.net), part of Incisive Media, is taking the lead by hosting a three-day summit. It is opening the event with a live web TV panel discussion on Tuesday November 10th at 11am. I will be on the panel along with representatives from other companies including IBM, The National Computing Centre and Freeform Dynamics.

If you would like to find out more about the event or register, please follow the link below:

http://mediazone.brighttalk.com/event/INCITWEEKCOMPUTING/29539ed932-3161-intro

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WHAT WAS I WORKING ON AGAIN? AN OVERVIEW OF THE FIRST INFORMATION OVERLOAD CONFERENCE

Our Information Overload conference no doubt pushed attendees above and beyond the bounds of overload.  As a public service here (as Tom Lehrer would say), I’ll review highlights.

Keynote
The keynote address (mine, actually) presented an overview of the problem, including costs, problem areas, and a few things we can do about the problem right now. (more…)

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