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Each year locations around the world curate content based on a global theme. This year our theme is "IA for Good".

We would like you to think in the direction of how might we use IA to protect human civilization from misinformation. One way to approach the topic is to consider that nowadays we struggle to make sense of the abundance of information and sources. We don’t know who to trust, so we believe what we want and can be easily manipulated. Some digital places are enabling ignorance, hate, alienation, and polarization to grow.

Global Team

Evgeni Minchev

As a member of the WIAD16 Jönköping, Sweden team Evgeni was officially responsible for marketing the celebration. Additionally, he lined up two presenters and contributed to content archival. In his professional life, Evgeni worked as a Design Consultant for Tobias & Tobias and co-founded TestingAgents.com, a company that helps organizations improve the user experience of their website, software or online game by performing high-quality testing with real users. 

Grace Lau

Volunteered with Los Angeles in 2016, led WIADLA in 2017, helped with WIADLA sponsorship in 2018, then moved on as Global Executive Producer for WIAD 2019, Grace has been a UX Designer, specializing in information architecture, content taxonomy, and taxonomy for over 10 years. She has a Masters in Library and Information Studies from UCLA, specializing in informatics. She has worked with Disney, Perficient, and now currently at PatientPop.

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Driven by her passion to learn, share and grow the practice of information architecture in her community, Amy brought World IA Day to Tampa Bay in 2015. She is the Global Executive Producer for World IA Day 2017 and is honored to serve teams around the world who bring this celebration to their community. In her professional life, Amy founded Dots & Cubes, a Tampa-based consulting firm specializing in information architecture and user experience design.

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Dan Klyn is an information architect from the United States who co-founded The Understanding Group (TUG) and World Information Architecture Day. He teaches information architecture at the University of Michigan School of Information, and is writing a biography of Richard Saul Wurman. In April 2018, he completed a two-year term as President of the of the Information Architecture Institute.

AbbyCovert

Independent Information Architect || Teacher at SVA Products of Design || President @IAinstitute || Author of "How to Make Sense of Any Mess"

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Simon helped with WIAD 2017’s video translations and was part of the global team again in 2018. With a background in video production, he worked on several projects for the BBC, TVI, SportTV: English and Portuguese TV channels. After a career change into banking and financial services, Simon worked for corporations like BNP Paribas and Bertelsmann. He is now interested and looking to bring IA best practices to financial institutions to improve their user experience.

Global Sponsors

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Axure
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Everthere
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