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Twin Cities 2024

United States


North America

Join us for an engaging day of exploration and inspiration at our local celebration of World Information Architecture Day 2024, under the global theme of "CONTEXT." This free event is geared toward all levels of experienced information architects, experience designers, and curious enthusiasts.

Date: Saturday, March 2

Time: 9am – 2:30pm

Location: Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis MN 55402

Admission: Free! All are welcome!

Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be provided.


A Special Thank You to our Sponsors

Platinum: Digital Accessibility by WeCo

Gold: Crux Collaborative

Bronze: Prime Digital Academy


What to Expect

This year, we're diving deep into how context shapes communication, understanding, and decision-making. Context is the invisible thread that connects ideas, emotions, and values, influencing how we perceive and interact with the world around us. As we navigate through the realms of digital and physical spaces, understanding context becomes pivotal in creating meaningful experiences and solutions.

  • Engaging Talks & Workshops: Hear from leading experts and practitioners about the latest trends and insights in information architecture and experience design.

  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with fellow professionals, make new friends, and share your experiences in an open and welcoming environment.

  • 📕Book Exchange: Bring an IA / UX book from your personal collection to trade at the event! 



9:00am | Check-in


9:30am | Kick off!


10:00am | The UX of AI: Design the Future

McLean Donnelly, Professor of Design


10:40am | Designing for Communication Contexts

Abby Bajuniemi, UX Research Leader


11:20am | AI, Accessibility and Users with Disabilities


Lynn Wehrman, CEO Digital Accessibility by WeCo

Maureen Pranghofer, Lead Accessibility Tester

Ken Rodgers, User Consultant, former Disability Programs Coordinator for the State of Minnesota Department of Transportation


12:15pm | Navigating the ER Context; the Power of Designing "with" Not "for"

Kimberly Herrema, Sav Mirashi, Shawn Merrill; Service Designers


1:00pm |  Understanding Context: Crafting Inclusive Designs through Liberatory Thinking and Identity Mapping

Aimee Vue, Senior Consultant, Strategy & Research


1:50pm Building an Inclusive Research Practice

Lori Baker, UX Leader / Strategist / Trainer


We look forward to seeing you! 


Event date
Sat, 2 March 2024

Venue, parking and transit

Twin Cities World IA Day 
at Minneapolis Central Library 

300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401
in the Pohlad Auditorium 
Saturday, March 2, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Underground parking is available, enter on 4th street. Parking ramp hours are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
Map + Directions