2016 IA Summit - Atlanta

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Overview   |   Program   |   Speakers   |   Location & Venue

Digital spaces are becoming ever more interactive and continuing to move away from a page-based model. Cross-channel, data-dependent, multi-platform, context-aware content has become the norm. In this new reality, the intentional design of information environments for findability, understanding, and adaptability has never been more important. Read more about this year's theme.

Keynote Speakers

This year, we will be joined by noted experts who will bring their stories and experience to Summit attendees.

  • Cory Doctorow

    Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger. He is the co-editor of Boing Boing, works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group.

  • Léonie Watson

    Léonie is an accessibility engineer with The Paciello Group (TPG), co-chair of the W3C Web Platform Working Group, and member of the SVG and ARIA working groups.

  • Lisa Welchman

    Lisa Welchman, the author of Managing Chaos: Digital Governance by Design, has paved the way in the discipline of digital governance, helping organizations stabilize their complex, multi-stakeholder digital operations.

  • Jesse James Garrett

    Jesse James Garrett is the co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Adaptive Path. He created the seminal "Elements of User Experience" model, developed the Visual Vocabulary, and defined Ajax.

This year's main conference program continues to deliver on our mission to share stories, debate best practices, and advance the discipline of Information Architecture.

Come hear from practitioners working on the organizations and teams that are leading our industry—including the BBC, Shopify, Oracle, and the United States Postal Service. And learn from the experts on topics including structured data, placemaking, content strategy, research, accessibility & inclusion, ethics, game design, partnering with stakeholders & clients, working in Agile, IA for virtual reality, and much more.

In addition, we have a remarkable slate of pre-conference workshops, including interactive sessions from Andrew Hinton, Marsha Haverty, Karl Fast, Donna Spencer, Marianne Sweeny, Reframe IA and many more experts.

Explore the 2016 Lineup

About the Summit

IA Summit features social events, workshops and sessions, and networking,

Now in its 17th year, the Information Architecture Summit is the foremost gathering of information architects, user experience designers, content strategists, and all those who work to create and manage information spaces. This is where the community comes together to refine our craft, solve problems, and break new ground. Attendees include industry leaders, mid-weights, and juniors alike - arriving as guests, leaving as friends, and sharing in this celebration of IA practice and culture.

The IA Summit is organized by an all-volunteer committee drawn from the greater Information Architecture community, and is produced with the support of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T).

IA Summit 2017: Vancouver

We'll be bringing the Summit to the Pacific Northwest! Join us March 22–26, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. More information will follow in the upcoming months.

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