18 & 19 October 2016   Olympia Conference Centre, London

The Call for Speakers for TBCL is now closed
and the programme is in development.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a speaking proposal – notification regarding acceptance will be made by the end of June. If you have any questions or would like to discuss a speaking idea please do get in touch, we’d love to hear from you. E: TBCL-Speakers@infotoday.com

What's Taxonomy Boot Camp London all about? Taxonomies are increasingly essential in all sorts of applications. Why not share your case study or personal experience and contribute to the success of this brand new event - the only dedicated conference for taxonomies in the UK. Whether you use taxonomies in e-commerce, the public sector, intranets, websites, knowledge management, big data analysis, publishing and more - we want to hear from you.

Here are some themes to get you thinking: 

  • Taxonomy modelling and development
  • Taxonomy governance and adoption
  • Maintaining taxonomies
  • Information architecture and user experience for websites, intranets etc
  • Metadata management
  • Tagging - anything from auto-categorisation to manual application
  • Taxonomy software
  • Working collaboratively with stakeholders, content and IT teams on agile projects
  • User research and usability
  • Search and taxonomy
  • Implementation of taxonomies and metadata, e.g. DAM, CMS, SharePoint, etc
  • Getting management buy-in and selling the value of taxonomy projects
  • Big data and taxonomies
  • Linked data, ontologies, semantic technologies
  • Managing multi-lingual vocabularies

Presentation Formats

Taxonomy Boot Camp London will feature a variety of formats, including:

  • Lightning talks - 5 minutes for the top takeaways from your taxonomy project
  • Short talks - 20 minutes overview with examples and key points
  • In-depth talks - 40 minutes to share deep understanding of your work
  • Posters

Submit your ideas here

The deadline for submitting proposals is 10 May 2016. Click here to send us your ideas - we look forward to hearing from you! 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your idea, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you –
email TBCL-Speakers@infotoday.com.

Hele LippellConference Chair

Helen Lippell
Taxonomy, metadata and search consultant


What happens next?

Please send us your speaking proposal using the online form. The advisory committee will review all submissions, and notification regarding acceptance will be made by mid-June 2016.

The primary speaker will receive a complimentary registration to the 2 day TBCL conference (including lunches, coffee breaks and a drinks reception).

Additional speakers receive a 40% discount on conference registration.

Please note that the expenses of attending Taxonomy Boot Camp London (including travel, accommodation, and any other expenses) will be the responsibility of the presenter. By submitting your proposal, you acknowledge that you accept this monetary responsibility.

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