A while back, Peter Merholz, Noel Franus and I hosted/organized a User Experience Cocktail hour. It began as an IA cocktail hour, but became inclusive of User Experiences, as inclusiveness made for better discussions, including better discussions about IA.
However, the list was hosted on some quite buggy software, and Noel has just managed to extract the original list. I’ve requested folks resign up here:
Bayue Info Page. This is stable technology, and Boxes and Arrows is not going anywhere soon, and we’re unaffliated wiht any company, so it should be a happy home for anyone to post and receive messages about either Peter Merholz’s beginning of an UE Salon, Brad Lauster’s reviving of the Cocktail hour, John Zapolski’s exciting UX gathering, my UE Manger’s gathering or any other related IA/UE event.
So if you are in the bay area (i.e. near San Francisco), go ahead and sign up. Hopefully we’ll see each other soon!