I have some good and bad news, so let's start off with the bad first. Will Evans has regrettably had to cancel his speaking engagement with us for our kick-off event. Life happens and we sincerely wish him the best! And now for the good news; scratch that, make it GREAT news: Michigan's very own Dan Klyn has agreed to step up to the plate and send us off with his amazing topic "The Nature of Information Architecture". This talk is not about theory, it's about what IA is, what it does (and doesn't do), and how one can know when it's good. Dan will explore the essence of IA and how corresponds and differs from other industry acronyms such as UX, IxD and SEO. For more information about our kick-off event visit http://ixdalansing.org.