Seattle, Washington, United States

Dale Chihuly's glass art frames the Seattle Space Needle

World IA Day Seattle will be held at Impact Hub, located in the historic 220 & Change building in Pioneer Square.


Videos of all presentations are now available on YouTube.

You can see photos of the day here:

Registration for World IA Day is free, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors: Moz, UW HCDE, ASIS&T PNC, UW iSchool, and Factor.

Registration is full, but we do have a wait list. Sign up on Eventbrite.

World IA Day Seattle is held all over the world on Saturday, February 20th, 2016.

Doors open at 12:00 for registration. Knowledge-sharing commences at 1:00 and continues to 5:00. Happy Hour will be immediately afterwards at the Impact Hub from 5:00 - 6:30.

Impact Hub Seattle at 220 & Change
220 Second Ave South, Seattle, WA 98104
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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.

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We are pleased to be able to provide some light refreshments during the event. We will not be serving lunch, but as the event is in Pioneer Square, you'll be able to find a great lunch spot to hit up before you join us!

WiFi will be provided by Impact Hub. Power is available, but outlets are limited. Bring a power strip and make a few friends.

SCHEDULE (subject to change)

  • 12:00 - 1:00 Doors open for registration
  • 1:00 - 1:15 Welcome
  • 1:15 - 2:00 Mike Doane: Outfitting the Next Generation of Information Architects
  • 2:00 - 2:10 break
  • 2:10 - 2:35 Pam Green: IA and the Enterprise—Making the match
  • 2:35 - 3:00 Cristin Carey & Kate Kiely: Grassroots IA: Effecting change at the local level
  • 3:00 - 3:20 Joshua Walker: The Existential Crisis of Ecommerce UX
  • 3:20 - 3:30 break
  • 3:30 - 4:00 Nick Finck
  • 4:00 - 4:45 Nam-ho Park: What Architecture taught me about Information Architecture (and UX)
  • 4:45 - 5:00 Closing and giveaways
  • 5:00 - 6:30 Happy Hour


Barring any technical difficulties, we will be streaming the Seattle World IA Day presentations through YouTube at

We also plan to make recordings of all the World IA Day Seattle presentations available as soon as possible after the event.


Mike Doane headshotMike Doane
Mike is a full time lecturer at the University of Washington’s Information School.  He is also a senior level consultant with 18+ years in information management, with a deep background in information science and content management. At the University of Washington, he teaches graduate courses in knowledge management, information management and taxonomy/ontology development.  In his role as an information management consultant, Mike works with clients to solve develop taxonomies and ontologies for use in managing metadata within intranets, extranets, portals and other enterprise content management systems. Mike has experiences working with all types of vertical businesses and industries, such as legal, retail, pharma, energy and information technology. He has developed taxonomies for more than 50 major companies in the US, UK and Canada. 

Pam Green headshotPam Green
Bio: Pam Green leverages her library and information science background to bring people and content together. In her 15 years at Microsoft, she has managed the Microsoft Library intranet site (including its migration to SharePoint), been responsible for the corporate taxonomy service and, most recently, worked on content management and delivery in Microsoft IT. 


Cristin Carey headshotCristin Carey
Cristin Carey is a content strategist, user researcher, and lover of the sun living and working in Seattle since 2003. She is currently the Director of Content Strategy and SEO at Avvo where her team is responsible for content production and organization, product design, and information architecture. She's always up for meeting new people and would love to talk to you about organizational psychology, riding bikes or meditation.

Kate Kiely headshot Kate Kiely
Kate Kiely is a Sr. Content Strategist at Avvo. With a background in education and the arts, she takes a creative, collaborative, and story-focused approach to her work. Kate has been working with content in one form or another for the past 15 years. She got her start at local companies like POP,, and Seattle Magazine, and continued her career in the Bay Area before returning to Seattle. In her current gig, she is an instigator of cross-functional conversations about IA, SEO, UX, LOL, and other cryptic things.

Joshua Walker headshotJoshua Walker
Josh is a Seattle-based designer who has worked in agencies, ecommerce and academic libraries. He's enjoyed helping people pick windows for their house, put together a box of chocolates and find their dream guitar. Despite the eventual demise of the universe, he hopes to help design it to be a better place before it goes.

Nick Finck headshotNick Finck
Nick Finck is a user experience professional who has worked in the web industry for over a decade. He specializes in information architecture, interaction design, usability and user research for web and mobile.

Nick has created web and mobile experiences for Fortune 500 companies including Adobe, Intel, REI, Boeing, Google, and He lives and plays in Seattle, Washington, where he’s a Product Design Manager at Facebook.

Nam-ho Park headshotNam-ho Park
Nam-ho leads creative web/mobile strategy and solutions development to help non-profit, government and issue-driven clients increase their impact. He has been active in web technologies and crafting user experience for over 16 years, both in the US and Asia. He teaches at the University of Washington’s Information School and has made Seattle his home since 2011. He holds a master’s degree in architecture, loves simplicity and makes his own kimchi.

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