What is World IA Day?

World IA Day is a one-day, annual celebration focused on the practice and education of Information Architecture. This year we celebrate on February 20th, 2016.

Our celebration brings together a diverse community including information architects, user experience designers, content strategists, product managers, developers, scholars, and students. We come together to talk about and shape the future of Information Architecture.

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Why do we celebrate World IA Day?

We value sharing information, ideas, and research to deepen and expand the understanding of Information Architecture. We seek to share scholarship and experiences.

2016 marks the fifth year in which we come together as an international community to celebrate Information Architecture. Events often feature speakers and workshops, along with other educational activities to re-energize audiences and help them get excited about their work.

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Where is World IA Day going to be held?

World IA Day is a global event. This year it will be held in 74 cities across 39 countries on 6 continents. Most events are free, while some might charge a nominal registration fee depending on the scope of their offerings.


Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Johannesburg, South Africa
Kampala, Uganda
Kigali, Rwanda
Nairobi, Kenya


Bangalore, India
Depok, Indonesia
Hyderabad, India
Metro Manila, Philippines
Melbourne, Australia
Shenzhen, China
Wellington, New Zealand
Tokyo, Japan


Barcelona, Spain
Bari, Italy
Bristol, United Kingdom
Brno, Czech Republic
Bucharest, Romania
Copenhagen, Denmark
Ghent, Belgium
Jönköping, Sweden
Kyiv, Ukraine
Ljubljana, Slovenia
London, United Kingdom
Lyon, France
Palermo, Italy
Pescara, Italy
Prague, Czech Republic
Rome, Italy
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Stockholm, Sweden
Zürich, Switzerland
Kiev, Ukraine

Middle East

Beirut, Lebanon
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Istanbul, Turkey
Tehran, Iran

North America

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Atlanta, Georgia, USA Austin, Texas, USA
Boston, New England, USA
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Dallas, Texas, USA
Denver, Colorado, USA
Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Kent, Ohio, USA
Lansing, Michigan, USA
Houston, Texas, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
Mexico City, Mexico
Miami, Florida, USA
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Montreal, Canada
New York, New York, USA
Ottawa, Canada
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Portland, Oregon, USA
Richmond, Virginia, USA
Seattle, Washington, USA
San Antonio, Texas, USA
San Francisco, California, USA
San José, Costa Rica
Tampa Bay, Florida, USA
Toronto, Canada
Washington, DC, USA

South America

Lima, Peru
Mendoza, Argentina
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
São Paulo, Brazil

Guy-with-certificate by Naoko Kawachi


How does one get involved with World IA Day?

People may attend an event in-person or remotely. Companies may sponsor an event with a financial or in-kind donation.

If you’re an individual interested in volunteering for a local event, please contact World IA Day's Global team via e-mail at volunteer [at] We’ll put you in touch with the appropriate local organizer.

If you’re a company interested in sponsoring World IA Day globally, please download our sponsorship plan and/or contact our Development Director via e-mail at development [at]

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"World IA Day is better than Christmas."

Peter Morville Information Architect, President of Semantic Studios