If you have been reading this blog very long, you know I like sharing unusual and “weird” taxonomies. I like it for the humor but also to remind us that taxonomies really are everywhere.

Apparently I am not alone. At this fall’s Taxonomy Boot Camp, the opening keynote session really spoke to me. “In Search of Taxonomical Weirdness” features Karl Fast, Director of Information Architecture at Normative. Fast asks us where should we look for new ideas in taxonomies? The natural place is on the frontiers of research and the work of leading practitioners. But new ideas and insights often arise from unexpected places. Exploring the weird can produce deep insights into the normal and help break new ground.

If you haven’t already registered for this great event, you should consider doing so today. Taxonomy Boot Camp 2016 will focus on taxonomy methodologies inspired by a range of disciplines, including cognitive science, data management, and user experience design.

The Taxonomy Boot Camp program is designed to provide something for everyone, from taxonomy newbies to seasoned experts (and everyone in between). Access Innovations is proud to be a diamond level sponsor of this event.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.