Save the date for Taxonomy Boot Camp 2017
November 6-7, 2017
JW Marriott Washington, DC

Taxonomy Boot Camp 2016: Taxonomies are in! Now what?

Taxonomy Boot Camp 2016 will focus on taxonomy methodologies inspired by a range of disciplines, including cognitive science, data management, and user experience design. Join us to learn more about diverse practical approaches that will improve your taxonomy development and implementation skills.More and more organizations are aware of taxonomy and recognize its value. Taxonomy has gone from being a hard sell to a hot topic. In this new taxonomy-savvy context, how can we as taxonomy practitioners improve our work and meet the increasing demand? How can we advance the methodologies behind a craft that requires both practicality and artistry? How can we be better taxonomists?

The Taxonomy Boot Camp program is designed to provide something for everyone, from taxonomy newbies to seasoned experts (and everyone in between). Two parallel tracks on the first day provide those new to the field with the nuts and bolts they need to get up-to-speed and give more experienced practitioners insight into how others have evolved their approaches. On the second day, hear case studies, practical sessions on taxonomy tools and methods, and cutting-edge developments in the field.


Who Should Attend

  • Taxonomists
  • Content managers
  • Information architects
  • Information professionals
  • Knowledge engineers
  • Information scientists
  • Intranet/portal developers
  • Content classification specialists
  • Anyone responsible for categorizing, organizing, or managing content


What We're Talking About

  • Taxonomy/ontology modeling and development best practices
  • Taxonomy governance & adoption
  • Techniques for maintaining taxonomies (analytics, testing, etc.)
  • Information architecture and user experience (navigation, content publishing, etc.)
  • Metadata modeling and management (role of taxonomy)
  • Auto-categorization and other tagging techniques
  • Taxonomy management/development software selection and use


What Attendees are Saying about Taxonomy Boot Camp

“I am newish to Taxonomy and [the conference] covered information that was good, relevant, and easy to understand.”

“It was my first time at this conference and what a shock (and a relief) to find that there is a whole community of people who do what I do!”

“Great conference — a lot of high-quality sessions and good opportunities to network with peers in the industry.”

Conference Chair

Stephanie Lemieux

Dovecot Studio

Stephanie Lemieux