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WORLD INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE DAY

 Join us in celebrating the information architecture community and the empowerment of local designers in the District of Columbia. This event will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021!

Updates coming soon!

2021 THEME: Curiosity

How are you curious? What does curiosity mean to you? What does curiosity have to do with information architecture?

Curiosity means to be prepared to go on a journey of which you do not know the outcome. To challenge what you – and others – think you have known so far. To change perspective and perceive other points of view.

Being curious gives us the opportunity to reach out beyond what we have been aware of so far, to create new connections and relationships, with other people, from other backgrounds, disciplines, or parts of the world. 

As information architects, we develop strategies to understand what we are trying to structure. By giving information structure, we learn to understand. We do this to encourage others to explore and understand. By being curious, we recognize our own and others’ discovery strategies.

This year gives us the chance to find out how others are dealing with the restrictions we are facing due to the pandemic, to reimagine World IA Day and information architecture, and to find new ways to be curious.

What are you curious about? Feed your curiosity on World IA Day!

Cu·ri·os·i·ty: the pleasure of asking, exploring, experimenting, discovering, learning, and understanding

Past Speakers (2020)

Clara Fritz  |  LinkedIn

Dan Brown  |  Twitter

Dan Newman

Shauna Gordon McKeon  |  Website

Carrie Hane  |  LinkedIn

Claire Blaustein

Jason Stoner  |  Twitter

Karl Kaufman  |  LinkedIn

Mary Carroll-Mason  |  Twitter

Phil Golub  |  Twitter

Fatima Akhtar

Jared Spool

Patrick O’Leary

Elizabeth Rich

PAST SPONSORS (2020)

WIAD DC is 100 percent volunteer and 100 percent sponsor-dependent. That means that every pencil, pen, piece of paper, raffle ticket, and sticky note we use is donated or paid for by a sponsor. Below we have detailed a few of our packages, but we are always open to discuss these and other options with you to find what works best. All of our sponsorship packages include your logo on the WIAD DC website as well as the Global WIAD DC page, social media promotion, recognition during the event, and additional benefits that can include promotional signage and complimentary tickets depending on the selection. 

2020 ORGANIZERS

Every year, a few dedicated UX professionals organize this event. We come from diverse backgrounds and have different specialities. The thing that brings us together is our love for all things information architecture. We are organizers, heart and mind, and we are always excited to bring together all the amazing individuals from the DC design community. Feel free to reach out to any of us at any time

ELAINE HEINZMAN
Publicis Sapient

HEATHER MYERS
U.S. Digital Service

NATALIE BUDA SMITH
Library of Congress

RENU PAVATE
Publicis Sapient

SHIVANI ANEJA
EPAM Systems

SILVIA BROWN
Publicis Sapient

VANESSA VARIN
Publicis Sapient