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World IA Day Boston 2020: The IA Element

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A free conference on Information Architecture (IA) and design with exceptional speakers and a chance to connect with the local UX community.

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55 (and counting) locations, 25 countries, 1 day: At this one-day conference, we'll hear from wonderful speakers and thought leaders at a gathering of Boston's IA, UX, and design community. Join us for our fifth year participating in this worldwide event!

The IA Element: Elemental connections, elemental understanding

If you're making things for others, you're practicing information architecture. This year's theme, The IA Element, explores how information architecture is elemental to the work we do in design, technology, architecture, and business.

Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we announce this year's speakers, including:

Abby Covert

Staff Information Architect at Etsy and author of How to Make Sense of Any Mess

Abby Covert is a senior staff information architect at Etsy. She specializes in delivering a collaborative information architecture process and teaching those that she works with along the way. She speaks and writes under the pseudonym Abby the IA, focusing on sharing information architecture content with those working within the design and technology communities. She is the author of How to Make Sense of Any Mess, a book about information architecture for everybody.

Heather Hedden

Taxonomist, Hedden Information Management and author of The Accidental Taxonomist

Heather Hedden has been a practicing taxonomist for 24 years, in various organizations and as an independent consultant with Hedden Information Management. She has designed and developed diverse taxonomies for websites, intranets, and content management systems. Heather has worked as a taxonomist in a library database publisher, a search software company, a wind energy company, a knowledge management consultancy, and an educational publisher. In addition to consulting, she provides onsite and online workshops on how to design and build taxonomies. Heather is the author of the book, The Accidental Taxonomist.

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World IA Day is run entirely by volunteers from the local community. Consider helping us cover event costs with an Early Supporter registration (open now). Free registration will open to everyone later this fall.

You can also make a tax deductible contribution via PayPal or credit card. If you are interested in a sponsorship or know someone who could sponsor World IA Day Boston, please see our sponsorship information or contact boston@worldiaday.org.

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