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Nashville 2013

Tennessee United States

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.

Event date
Starts on
2013-02-09 UTC 4:30 pm
Ends on
2013-02-10 UTC 1:00 am

Venue, parking and transit

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

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.


A Day for IA is a free event, thanks to the generosity of the Information Architecture Institute, Vanderbilt University, and Populr.

You must register to attend Nashville’s World IA Day event. Registration is free!

Confirmed speakers/panelists include:

8:30 – 9:00

Check-in, coffee & networking

9:00 – 9:15


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

Micro-publishing: Speed and Agility vs. Accuracy & Planning

Nicholas Holland and Jared Scheel (

12:15 – 1:15


1:15 – 2:00

SEO and IA: Understanding the Business Value of IA

Shari Thurow (Omni Marketing Interactive)

2:15 – 3:00 (breakout session)

Developing an IA/UX Community

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

2:15 – 3:00 (breakout session)

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