Program Overview

Agents of Change

The Taxonomy Boot Camp conference is a one-of-a-kind boutique learning and networking event dedicated to exploring the successes, challenges, methodologies, and products for taxonomies.

Taxonomies are not just a static end-product, they are organic and evolving, always growing and adapting to meet new challenges and create new opportunities. Change is a key element in everything we do – change management within organizations, change processes for keeping taxonomies current and useful, and changing to adapt to or drive new tools and technologies such as AI. Change and innovation is happening faster and at a larger scale than ever before, requiring robust governance to balance the needs of multiple consuming systems, evolving language, and increasing automation.

As enterprises embrace advanced technologies like knowledge graphs and AI, change management – in all senses of the word – becomes a key part of taxonomy management. Join us in Washington, DC this November to learn from experts on taxonomies, ontologies, folksonomies, tagging mechanisms and other techniques for organizing information, and how taxonomies and taxonomists can be agents for change.

Taxonomy Boot Camp showcases taxonomies as key components of knowledge and data management systems that aim to build collective intelligence within or across organizations and help solve real world problems. Speakers will share their experience in creating successful taxonomy solutions and advise on both hard and soft skills to help our attendees accelerate their learning and success.

The Taxonomy Boot Camp program is designed to provide something for everyone, from taxonomy newbies to seasoned experts (and everyone in between). Beginner sessions 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. Also hear case studies, practical sessions on taxonomy tools and methods, and cutting-edge developments in the field.

Check back in mid-July for full program details!

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