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Akron 2022

Ohio United States


North America

If you would like to attend our celebration, please register at the link, bookmark this page and check back soon. 

Schedule: (all times are EST)

8:30 - 9:00

Networking and Annoucements


9:00. -9:30

Global Keynote: Architecting a Connected World

Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes

Stephanie’s vision of Architecting Interaction explores how we can create contexts – physical, digital or other – that facilitate interactions and nurture connections. Architecting Interaction, like information architecture, is not an end in itself, but a process. It is a process centred on facilitating connectedness. It connects different stakeholders, helps them make sense of connections, and empowers them to continue building connections in and for the future. 


9:30 - 9:45



9:45 - 10:30

The Other “IA”: Improvisational Architecture for User Experience (UX) Innovation

Marc Majers and Todd Packer

Join Marc Majers and Todd Packer presenting how the art of improvisational comedy can assist a dynamic information architecture and the user experience. Trained as improv actors at Second City and Cabret Dada, both presenters founded Better World Day sharing a common bond to improve the lives of others. Discover how dynamic interplay, brevity, flexibility, and a growth mindset transform a product, process, and system. 


10:30 - 10:45



10:45 - 11:15

IA Reading Recommendations

Jennifer Stencel

Join Jennifer as she shares reviews of her favorite recent Informartion Architecture reads!


11:15 - 12:00

Defining and understanding community: Using IA and research to co-create World IA Association

Grace Lau and Miguel Castillo

Communities provide a sense of connection, place, and identity. How do people seek professional communities? What role do these communities play in their career and lives? Volunteers with the World Information Architecture Association share their findings from conversations with people in the community. We focus on the story of how they found their “home” community. We learn about the decision they made when they leave a professional group. We invite the audience to help us think about opportunities to move the IA community forward.


12:00 - 12:15



12:15 - 12:45

Museum Archives and IA - connecting the users of the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the archives

Jon Kendel

Join us in an interview with Jon Kendel, Vice President of Archives, Education and Football Information at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as we discuss current digitization and archival projects at the hall.




Event date
Sat, 5 March 2022