Announcing Information Overload Day 2014

Information Overload Day 2014

I am excited to announce that  "Information Overload Day 2014" will be held on Tuesday, October 21st at 11:00 am EST.

The theme for this year’s Overload Day is ‘Tame the Overload!’.
— Information Overload Research Group

The Information Overload Day 2014 event, sponsored by the Information Overload Research Group and held entirely on the Web, calls attention to the problem of information overload and how it impacts both individuals and organizations.

This year’s event includes a free 90-minute webinar at 11 a.m. EDT featuring speakers from Microsoft, Yahoo, and Knowmail, and hosted by Jonathan Spira, one of the leading experts in the field and author of “Overload! How Too Much Information Is Hazardous To Your Organization.

The speakers also will present their latest research on Information Overload and multitasking.

Topics include:

  • “Swimming Against the Current — the Insurmountable Task of Changing the Corporate Email Culture”by Eran Yariv, Microsoft.
  •  “Should We Control Our Own Attention: Media Multitasking and Cognitive Control” by Eyal Ophir, Yahoo.
  • “Quantitative Email Usage Measurement as a Tool for Generating Actionable Insights” by Haim Senior, Knowmail.

The webinar will also include an Information Overload Clinic, in which experts will answer questions from attendees on how to address their biggest Information Overload challenges.

For more information on Overload Day 2014, use this button:

Information Overload Awareness Day comes but once a year, but information overload itself never lets up. Spending a few hours to address what can be done to contain this scourge is a crucial activity for knowledge workers.
— Nathan Zeldes, IORG President,

Participants can submit questions in advance to the Information Overload Clinic

You can also learn more about the speakers.

I will definitely be participating on Information Overload Day (I am a member of the Information Overload Research Group), and I urge everyone to sign-up, participate, and spread the word.

This is a great opportunity to learn about some of the latest research and solutions being developed to combat the growing impact of Email and Information Overload on today's knowledge workers.

Look forward to seeing all of you there!