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World IA Day is a one day event that happens simultaneously across the world. It's a free event and open to the public; attendees include information architects, user experience designers, scholars, students, content strategists, entrepreneurs, business leaders and others interested in learning and discussing information architecture!

World IA Day is about bringing the information architecture community together. We’re fostering links within the local communities and on a global scale. We’re sharing information, ideas, and research. We’re doing it through unconventional, exciting and engaging IA events this February right here in Seattle!

This year's theme is "Information Everywhere, Architecture Everywhere," and we're pleased to announce the following roster of speakers: Mike Doane from the UW iSchool, Pam Green from Microsoft, Cristen Carey from Avvo, Joshua Walker from Live Area Labs, Nick Finck from Facebook, and Nam-ho Park from Forum One.

Come join us!

Of course, we would be remiss not to thank our lovely and generous local sponsors... Many thanks to Moz, UW iSchool, ASIS&T PNC, UW HCDE, and Factor for making this event happen!

Event date
Sat, 20 February 2016

Venue, parking and transit

Impact Hub Seattle

220 2nd Avenue South

Seattle, WA 98104

MetroSound Transit and Light Rail will get you to within walking distance of the Impact Hub.

If you're driving, check out Parkopedia or this Google Parking Map.


Videos of all presentations are now available on YouTube.

You can see photos of the day here:

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Doors open for registration

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM


1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Outfitting the Next Generation of Information Architects

Presented by Mike Doane

2:00 PM - 2:10 PM


2:10 PM - 2:35 PM

IA and the Enterprise—Making the match

Presented by Pam Green

2:35 PM - 3:00 PM

Grassroots IA: Effecting change at the local level

Presented by Cristin Carey & Kate Kiely

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

The Existential Crisis of Ecommerce UX

Presented by Joshua Walker

3:20 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM- 4:00 PM


Presented by Nick Finck

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

What Architecture taught me about Information Architecture (and UX)

Presented by Nam-ho Park

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Closing and giveaways

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Happy Hour

Local Partners and Sponsors