Search workshops and conferences September – December 2014

by | Aug 15, 2014 | Conferences, Digital workplace, Information Management, Intranets, Search

This blog post lists out the workshops on search implementation that I am giving over the next few months and also some conferences.

First up is the Findwise Findability Day on 11 September, which this year is in Copenhagen. I will be talking about the importance of content quality in achieving high performance search, starting off with a picture of the handwash lotion bottles in the London HQ of a large multinational company and then moving on to one of the most important documents of WWII which was lost for a year.

On 10 October I will be giving a search clinic on the second day of the Hartman Event 2014 in Utrecht. This is always a superb event but this year I am only able to be there for the second day. For my search clinic I will be inviting participants to give me one (or more) challenges they face with their search implementations by the close of the first day of the conference. I will then put together a clinic-style workshop for the Friday morning in which solutions to the problems will be crowd-sourced by the participants with some help from me if necessary.

Next up is a one-day workshop on search implementation in London on 15 October. This is being organised by the UK eInformation Group (UKeiG).  Full details of the workshop can be found on the UKeiG website. Although this will be a more traditional workshop in style there will still be a strong focus on finding solutions to the challenges faced by each participant. Even if you are not a member of UKeiG the cost of workshop is only £245 plus VAT. You may also be interested in a workshop on Digital Workplaces that I am giving for UKeiG on 24 September which is also only £245 plus VAT.

In November I will be talking about digital workplaces and running a discussion session on search at the JBoye Aarhus 2014 conference. This will be the 10th anniversary of the event and bookings are at an all-time high. The networking opportunities at the JBoye events are always very good so I am looking forward to learning as well as presenting.

Although I will only be attending as a delegate I must mention the BCS IRSG Search Solutions conference and workshops in London on 26 and 27 November. This event is always a good blend of academic research and search implementation experience and I always leave at the end of the event with a lot of questions answered and new perspectives on the future of search.

Finally Paul Corney and I will be running a breakfast event from 09.00 to 11.00 at the Royal Society of Arts on 9 December that will be of special interest to managers in law firms. More information will be available in mid-September but if you are interested in how knowledge management and information management good practice can help transform law firms in the face of the major changes that are now taking place then mark your calendar now.

Martin White