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Information Strategy & Structure

In today’s world, organizations are required to rethink how to architect and manage information to maintain a competitive and organizational edge. Many are embracing strategies that are more flexible, moving away from isolated systems and departmental silos. These organizations recognize the need for information to be structured so that it is consistent, transparent, findable and understandable.But, the need for information strategy and structure extends beyond the enterprise. Whether information is architected to inform algorithms, to bring awareness to important societal challenges, or to clearly communicate available resources to help those in need; information strategy and structure plays an important role in our everyday lives.

Join us on February 18, 2017 as information architecture practitioners around the world come together to celebrate, share knowledge, and discuss the importance of strategy and structure within our communities and economies.

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Stephanie Brown, sketchnoter

Sketchnotes by Stephanie Brown

As a special treat, we’ll have Stephanie Brown creating live sketchnotes for 2017!

Steph is passionate about collaboration and using visuals as a platform to move conversation forward. Founder of the DC Graphic Facilitation Meetup, Steph leads monthly workshops that enable a multi-disciplinary community to bring visual practices into their own work. She has been with the WIAD DC team since the beginning, so we’re pleased to have her as our graphic facilitator for the fourth year in a row!

Part of what makes Steph unique as a graphic facilitator is her passion for collaboration design that brings out the best in individuals, teams and organizations. Steph supports organizations by designing experiences that optimize the power of people in conversation together. This can range from live hand-drawn murals to document collective memories, to facilitating and hosting conversation cafés to build organizational understanding, to leading design innovation sprints that transform ideas into action. Steph has worked for 17 years in the performance improvement sector introducing graphic facilitation and collaboration design to government executives and teams from the White House to the grassroots of change.

Follow Stephanie on Twitter at @StephScribes to see her connecting great ideas visually, and contact her at

Sketchnotes by Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson is a graphic facilitator and human centered designer working as a facilitator at the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, as a coordinator and designer at the Sibley Innovation Hub, and is launching her freelancing graphic recording and facilitation business, Daring Studios. Follow Rachel on Twitter at @rachcald

Rachel Thompson, sketchnoter