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Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Tower Auditorium

621 Huntington Avenue

Boston, MA 02115

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World IA Day Boston 2019 is a one-day event celebrating information architecture and this year's global theme, "Design for Difference."

About this Event

Hosted by MassArt, and presented by The Information Architecture Institute and Wayfair, our wonderful speakers include:

Why register?

Your registration includes:

  • An amazing program with a rare opportunity to learn from major design leaders like Richard Saul Wurman, Moshe Safdie, Abi Jones, and more, all in one place. (Visit the WIAD website for speaker bios.) Update as of 2/20: We will have ASL interpreters at the event!
  • Morning coffee/tea
  • Lunch
  • Giveaways & raffles

Most importantly, this event relies on community support—your contribution helps provide necessary resources for the success of this non-profit, volunteer-run event.

For information about volunteering or to discuss corporate sponsorship, contact boston@worldiaday.org.

Program

Design for Difference involves designing through conversation. Diverse points of view come together in dialogue, giving us a deeper understanding of ourselves and the world around us. For this year’s World IA Day, we’ve planned a series of conversations and talks with a varied list of speakers, special guests, and you (the audience).

  • 8:00 am – 9:15 am: Registration, Coffee, Networking
  • 9:15 am – 9:30 am: Opening Remarks
  • 9:30 am – 10:30 am: A Conversation with Richard Saul Wurman and Moshe Safdie. An on-stage conversation between life-long friends and fellow students of Louis Kahn.
  • 10:30 am – 10:45 am: Break
  • 10:45 am – 12:00 pm: A Conversation with Richard Saul Wurman and Special Guests (to be announced)
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Lightning talks and discussion with Abi Jones, Mahima Pushkarna, Heather O’Neill, Alba Villamil, and Dan Klyn

To help shape the day's conversations, send your questions for our speakers to boston@worldiaday.org or tweet them to @WIADBOS.

Accessibility

We are committed to making this an inclusive and accessible event. Please contact boston@worldiaday.org with any questions or concerns. Update as of 2/20: We will have ASL interpreters at the event!

Location

Visit the WIAD website for the location, directions, and other details.

This is a rain or shine event. We'll see you on February 23rd!

This year's celebration is hosted by MassArt.

WIAD Boston 2019 is presented by our Gold sponsor, Wayfair.

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Bronze Sponsors

In-Kind Sponsor

World IA Day Supporters

  • Brandon Comstock
  • Marlyn Tadros
  • Laura Eisenmann
  • Roger Soucy
  • Julie Strothman
  • Daniel Bartolini
  • Joe Lamantia
  • Luke Peters
  • Philip Sutherland
  • ...and other anonymous supporters.

Code of Conduct

Our local team is dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants, speakers or volunteers in any form. Please review our Code of Conduct before attending World IA Day.

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