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WIAD-2020 Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg 2020




We look forward to seeing you!


Working language

The primary conference language of the Saint Petersburg edition of WIAD is Russian. But we'll switch it to English or run a dedicated English-speaking track if any English-speaking guests or speakers arrive :)

E-visas and visa-free entrance to Russia

Starting from October 1st, 2019 nationals of 53 countries, including most of EU/EEC, Turkey, China, India etc. may enter Saint Petersburg and surrounding Leningrad region with free-of-charge electronic visa. This visa can be obtained via the Consular department web site: . Tourist visa should work well for attending a non-commercial conference. Nationals of Israel, Hong Kong, SAR, South Korea, most countries of South America and several other countries may enter Russia visa-free.

Event date
Sat, 22 February 2020

Venue, parking and transit

The event is to take place at the cozy office of Selectel company — Tsvetochnaya ul., 19, Saint Petersburg.

Please, note — you will need an ID to access the venue.


11:00 — Registration opened, tea and coffee;

11:30 — Opening ceremony;

12:00–12:20 — Sergey Krivoy — Not an IA (RU);

12:20–13:00 — Lara Simonova and Aygul Ashrafullina — How to became and how to be an Information architect (RU);

13:00–13:30 — tea/coffee break;

13:30–14:10 — Oksana Ivanova — Don't jusge the book by it's cover: Knowledge Base, or why you should hire a librarian (EN);

14:10–14:40 — Alena Dzhumagulova, Andrei Balkanskii — User experience test on visualized data analysis at cyber-physical systems (RU);

14:40–15:00 — Closing ceremony and prizes lottery ;)

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