World IA Day 2016 Call for Proposals | School of Information | Kent State University

World IA Day 2016 Call for Proposals

DEADLINE for proposals: extended to Dec. 11, 2015.

Registration for the (free) conference is now open:

Kent, Ohio, will join cities from 39 countries around the globe as a World IA Day site on Feb. 20, 2016. The School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University will serve as host of the free local event, inviting students, alumni and other interested individuals to participate.

Although this event typically attracts user experience design students and professionals, the 2016 event has a broader appeal. The theme is: "Information Everywhere, Architects Everywhere.” Students, alumni and other professionals in library and information science, health informatics, knowledge management, UXD, communication studies, journalism and mass communication, visual communication design and related fields are encouraged to participate.

Presentation and poster proposals are now being accepted. Please submit a proposal no later than Dec. 11, 2015, by completing the form at

About the theme: "Our world is full of information. Whether we are using the latest mobile app, watching the local news or navigating our way through the post office or grocery store, information is all around us. Because of the ubiquitous nature of information, information architecture is not just practiced by specialists. Instead information is architected by people holding all sorts of titles, coming from all walks of life.

 In 2016, World IA Day would like to focus on telling these kinds of stories. Stories of information being architected by everyone from teachers to business owners; technologists to artists; designers to product managers. With representation from 39 countries around the world, we believe that the power of similarity and the beauty of difference between these stories will inspire those who work in information architecture, as well as those who may be new to it."

All presentations will be delivered in 45-minute sessions: 30-minute presentation, 15-minute Q&A.

Posters will be accepted for presentation either in person or remotely.  

Notification of acceptance for presentations and posters will be made by Dec. 18, 2015. Once selected, presenters are responsible for their own expenses related to the conference, including but not limited to lodging, transportation and meals.

Breakfast pastries and lunch will be provided the day of the conference.

Registration for the conference is now open at