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Deadline for submissions
March 14, 2011

Taxonomies are a critical part of the information architecture that drives our enterprises and Makes Information Work. Now in its 7th year, Taxonomy Boot Camp is the only conference dedicated to exploring the successes, challenges, products and development of taxonomies. Share your experiences, knowledge and work with taxonomies, ontologies, folksonomies, content labeling systems and other mechanisms for organizing information at this one-of-a-kind boutique learning and networking event. Exchange insights and information with taxonomy specialists, information managers, analysts, information professionals, knowledge managers, search analysts, and those working on portals, information architecture, and content management. Hear practical advice and discuss strategies, tools, trends, and techniques.

Last year’s attendees said:

  • “This was my first time but it will not be the last time. Keep up your good work. Very interesting two days.”
  • “Loved the conference. Thank you!”
  • “I am amazed to see that all of these folks labeled 'taxonomists' have both broader taxo and skills, applicable to knowledge organization systems and such interests.”
  • “This conference was very valuable to me and has helped me understand much more about taxonomies and how to integrate them into a knowledge management solution. I'll be bringing away many ideas that I plan to try out in my project”

Topics for Taxonomy Boot Camp include but are not limited to:

  • Developing, implementing and managing successful taxonomies, ontologies and/or Folksonomies
  • Information architecture
  • Content labeling for effective navigation and display
  • Enhancing your information infrastructure with the right taxonomy
  • Taxonomy design concepts and strategies
  • Ontology design and integration with traditional taxonomies
  • Selecting the right metadata and taxonomy for your environment
  • Evaluating auto-categorization schemes and tools
  • Making the "build vs. buy" decision
  • Working collaboratively with stakeholder, content and IT teams
  • Case studies, lessons learned & best practices
  • Sharepoint and other infrastructures
  • Taxonomies: their role in your organization’s information management
  • Balancing the cost with the value – proving a taxonomy’s ROI
  • Critical risks & success factors
  • Scalability issues
  • Taxonomy software and tools: what's new, what to select

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