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The World Information Architecture Association (WIAA) hosts World IA Day and supports global initiatives to spread the information architecture practice. WIAA brings together local communities and runs the largest global conference about information architecture.

What is World IA Day?

World IA Day is the one day a year the community gets together for a global conference, curated and organized by volunteers around the world, to host and encourage conversations about information architecture.

First established in 2012 as a one-day annual event held in dozens of locations across the world, World IA Day was hosted by the Information Architecture Institute (IA Institute). It was a vision attributed to Abby Covert and Dan Klyn to create a one-day celebration focused on advancing the practice and education of information architecture. The key here was to create something that was for the community. Their hope was to empower emerging leaders and further the discourse of a growing and, at the time, contentious discipline. Today, it continues to be the flagship global event in the community.

Our Mission

World IA Association is committed to empowering local communities and leaders who share the common goal of teaching, learning, and shaping the future of Information Architecture. Our mission is to spread information architecture practice:

  • Build and connect a global community of IA advocates and practitioners
  • Promote the role of IA in different fields
  • Provide resources for learning and professional development
  • Engage IA academics and professionals in research and development

Learn about the decision to become a professional association

What is Information Architecture?

Definitions for "information architecture" are a constant conversation topic in this community. For a discipline focused on making things easy to understand, Information Architecture certainly does not make that easy.

The World Information Architecture Association invites open conversations about "What is Information Architecture" to sustain an ecosystem of learning and collaboration.

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