Last fall, Scott Kubie, the organizer of the World IA Day event in Des Moines reached out to see if I would be interested in speaking. My answer? Yes, please!
Being asked to speak to a group of other professionals is such an honor. Of course, I admit I was a bit nervous. I knew I would be speaking to an audience of about 100 other user experience and information architecture professionals.
Of course, Scott sent friendly and helpful reminders to speakers prior to the event.
— Scott Kubie (@scottkubie) February 19, 2016
When we were talking over lunch, Scott told me he had been spending about 15 hours per week working on preparing for this event. It really showed too. Everything seemed to flow so smoothly.
When I arrived at the event, I was impressed by the beautiful venue. It was held at the newly renovated student center on the Grand View University campus in Des Moines.
Since I was speaking first, I didn’t have too long to wait before I talked. I didn’t have the chance to see other presenters before getting on stage myself. That was OK. Each speaker was so unique and enjoyable.
I was pleased to see that a snippet from my talk was tweeted about:
— Rachel McClung (@rachelmc) February 20, 2016
Here is a highlight reel of the talk. It’s less than 5 minutes long. If you are interested in seeing the full talk, head over to my Personalization Presentation at World IA Day page.
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Thanks to Todd Bailey from Grand View University for producing all of the videos for that day.