World IA Day is back in Romania, only this time it happens in Iasi! So, if you are passionate about information architecture and content strategy, you should book this date — February 18, 2017.
About World IA Day
Few years ago, I was in Iasi visiting my former colleagues at Grapefruit. It was the autumn of 2011. It seemed like any other working visit ... meetings, client discussion, fun and knowledge sharing. This until Marius Ursache (Founder Grapefruit & Eterni.me) told me about World Information Architecture Day (World IA Day). We then decided that we should bring the event in Romania as the kind of knowledge is really needed... and the madness started! Topics, speakers, location, sponsors, awards, PR & all that goes along with organizing such an event. We ended up with 60 IA enthusiasts attending the WIAD2012 in Bucharest. WIAD2013, WIAD 2014 and WIAD2015. The last edition brought together 180 people all sharing the same interest for information architecture.
World IA Day is a one-day annual celebration hosted by the Information Architecture Institute and held in dozens of locations across the globe. WIAD2017 will happen in 58 locations, 24 countries and 5 continents. That's much more that the 14 locations across the globe that inaugurated WIAD's first edition back in 2012.
What happens at WIAD2017 Iasi ...
Thanks to Grapefruit team, at WIAD2017 Iasi we'll have the chance not only to meet other like-minded people passionate about information architecture, but you'll also have here some really interesting stories:
- Strategies to tackle IA in professional and personal life — Andreea Marinciu & Ion Turcanu;
- The benefits of organizing objectives and defining key results in a company — Alecsandru Grigoriu, Victor Keller & Flavian Cristea;
- Death by data — Iavi Rotberg & Corina Cilibiu
What you need to know about WIAD2017 in Iasi:
- When it happens — Saturday, February 18, 2017;
- Program Schedule — 9.30AM-3PM;
- Where it happens — Cladirea Bursa Moldovei, Iasi, Str. Elena Doamna, Nr.20-22, Etaj 3;
- How to register — please visit Grapefruit website and register now! There are only few places left for you, so hurry up!
Nice and cool surprises @ WIAD2017
Like the previous years before, at World Information Architecture Day active and enthusiasts will be rewarded with some cool prizes thanks to our sponsors who made this event possible:
LOCAL SPONSORS @ WIAD2017 Iasi
I cannot end this post without thanking again to the amazing people who across the year supported WIAD in Romania ... Grapefruit team (Alecsandru Grigoriu, Georgiana Dragomir, Marius Ursache, Anca Teletin), Strauss Romania (Razvan Mircea, Luminita Tibuleac), MakeSense team (Raluca Bailescu, Alexandra Enachescu, Aura Dumitru), Lucian Stroie, Dimitris Sideridis (MSPS), Romanita Oprea, Alin Popescu (AvocatNet) and the great global volunteer team.
Romanian stories World IA Day ...
If you want to get an idea on what happened at WIAD, you can read some of these stories: