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57 LOCATIONS. 28 COUNTRIES. 6 CONTINENTS. 1 DAY : February 20th.

What is World IA Day?

World IA Day is a one-day, annual celebration focused on the practice and education of Information Architecture.

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. Because of the ubiquitous nature of information, we hear stories of information architecture not just practiced by specialists, but by people holding all sorts of titles, coming from all walks of life. We celebrate these type of stories. This year, we celebrate on February 20th, 2016. Our theme is "Information Everywhere, Architects Everywhere".

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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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Get Involved

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

If you’re an individual interested in volunteering for a location, please contact World IA Day's Global team via e-mail at volunteer@worldiaday.org. 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@iainstitute.org.

"More devices are coming online every day, creating and accessing ever more information. IA is how we make sense of it."

Jorge Arango
Information Architect, Partner at Futuredraft