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A Day For IA

World Information Architecture Day

Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)

A Day For IA

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Registration (lunch not included) Ended Free $0.00

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Spend a day in lively discussion and learning around information architecture, the online world’s most crucial discipline. Nashville, TN has been chosen as one of 15 cities from around the globe as a 2013 center for World IA Day. Practitioners from many fields will share their ideas, best practices, and real-world implementations. A Day for IA’s format is a mix of presentations, break-out sessions, and informal networking.

A Day for IA is created by academics, practitioners, technologists and business leaders motivated to improve information architecture practice, to create community conversation, and promote growth of the field.


8:30 - 9:00 Check-in, coffee & networking
Community Room 4th floor (main level)
Jean & Alexander Heard Library 
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome
9:15 - 10:15 MOOCs, Learning & Mobility
Pratim Sengupta, Rogers Hall & Doug Schmidt (Vanderbilt University)
10:30 - 11:15 How Information is Changing Healthcare
J. Tod Fetherling (Stratasan), Laurie Novak (Center for Research & Information in Safety Systems, Vanderbilt University Medical Center)
11:30 - 12:15

Breakout Sessions

Micro-publishing: Speed and Agility vs. Accuracy & Planning
Nicholas Holland and Jared Scheel (

The Globalization of Creative Content through Standards and Specifications
Janice Reese (Network PDF, Inc.)

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 2:00 SEO and IA: Understanding the Business Value of IA
Shari Thurow(Omni Marketing Interactive)
2:15 - 3:00

Breakout Sessions

Developing an IA/UX Community
Bart Renner (Palindrome Interactive Brand Narratives),
Justin Davis (Madera Labs),
Karen Wieckert (UX practitioner across industries, institutions, & innovations)

Information Architecture in the Biomedical Research Domain
Jay Cowan, Research Information Systems Engineer, Office of Research Informatics, Vanderbilt University

3:15 - 4:00 Developing Organizational Competency in UX
Mark Ott (Rounding Well),
Tyrale Bloomfield & Josh Goodwin (Healthcare Management Systems),
Tom Noser (Healthstream)
4:00 - 5:00 Reception

Confirmed speakers/panelists include:

A Day for IA is a free event, thanks to the generosity of the Information Architecture Institute, Vanderbilt University, MyEmma,, Creek Content and Mothers Digital.  A Day for IA is part of the Information Architecture Institute’s World IA Day initiative.

You must register to attend Nashville's World IA Day event. Registration is free! (We offer the option to purchase a box lunch.)


You may be able to find parking on the street nearby and plenty of paid parking is available in the Wesley Place Garage across 21st Avenue from the Vanderbilt University Library.


Creek Content


Jean & Alexander Heard Library

IA Institute

Mothers Digital

Vanderbilt Center for Nashville Studies

Have questions about A Day For IA? Contact World Information Architecture Day
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When & Where

Jean & Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt University
419 21st Ave South
Nashville, TN 37240

Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (CST)

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World Information Architecture Day

A Day for IA is organized by a bunch of Nashvillians who are passionate about information architecture.  We are:

  • Laura Creekmore, President Creek Content
  • Susan Culkin, User Experience (UX) & Interaction Designer
  • Steve Downey, Sustainable web governance consulting for non-profits
  • Laurie Kalmanson, UX Strategy for Mobile :: Web
  • Lora Stevenson, President, Mothers Digital
  • Karen Wieckert, PhD, UX practitioner across industries, institutions, and innovations.
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