World IA Day, the global celebration of information architecture, will be back in Seattle at General Assembly on Saturday, February 18th. Register now to reserve your spot – space is limited and we want to see you there!
This Year’s Theme: Information Strategy & Structure
In today’s world, organizations are required to rethink how to architect and manage information to maintain a competitive and organizational edge. Many are embracing strategies that are more flexible, moving away from isolated systems and departmental silos. These organizations recognize the need for information to be structured so that it is consistent, transparent, findable and understandable.
But, the need for information strategy and structure extends beyond the enterprise. Whether information is architected to inform algorithms, to bring awareness to important societal challenges, or to clearly communicate available resources to help those in need; information strategy and structure plays an important role in our everyday lives.
The Seattle Event
This year’s event will combine in-person presentations from local and visiting IA professionals in the afternoon and live streams of talks from other WIAD locations around the world in the optional morning session. And, of course, we'll close the day with a happy hour so you can mix and mingle with these and other like-minded IA professionals and enthusiasts.
9:30 – 11:30 Morning program: Networking & live streaming of WIAD talks from around the globe
12:30 – 12:40 Afternoon program kick-off
12:40 – 1:30 Keynote speaker Leslie Owens (MIT)
1:35 – 4:00 Local speaker talks
4:00 – 4:30 Speaker Q&A and wrap-up
4:30 – 5:30 Happy hour!
General Assembly is an accessible facility and World IA Day Seattle will be happy to honor additional accessibility requests for reasonable accommodations. Please let us know about any specific accommodation requests at email@example.com by February 11.
About World IA Day
World Information Architecture Day is a global one-day conference hosted annually by the Information Architecture Institute and held simultaneously in selected cities all over the world. Each year, a new theme is selected, new cities are added, and our community continues to grow as more people from all across the world join this truly global celebration of Information Architecture.
The Information Architecture Institute is a non-profit organization empowering local communities to shape the global practice of information architecture by providing places to share and opportunities to learn.