World IA Day 2013 brings an international community of academics, practitioners, technologists and business leaders together for a global conversation about "the architecture part" of information architecture.
On February 9, 2013 you can learn from world-class IA minds, network with your peers, showcase new ideas and attend events tailored specifically to your community. We hope you’ll join us at an event near you!
This 2nd annual World IA Day is run entirely by volunteers, and funded entirely by gracious sponsors.
No two World IA Day programs will be the same—and everyone’s welcome to participate. That means if you’re a student, IA practitioner, or just someone who has an interest in IA, it’s a great chance to get engaged, and network with like-minded folks in your part of the world who know and love IA.
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On February 9, 2013 the IA Institute and a team of global sponsors and local coordinators will convene fifteen meetings all around the world in support and celebration of information architecture.
In some of the languages and regions we practice in, the words for “architecture” and “design” are quite different; in others: it’s the same word. Wouldn’t it be marvelous to understand if, when and how the discourses of architecture and design diverge and overlap?
In 2013, the Information Architecture Institute seeks to facilitate a global conversation about “the architecture part” of IA and to focus the 2nd annual World IA Day on generating ideas and artifacts that allow greater understanding of what we mean when we say “architecture” and when we say “design” in our research and practice.
World IA Day 2013: Exploring and expanding the ontologies of information architecture.
About the IAI
The Information Architecture Institute is a 501(c)6 professional organization, operated by a dedicated, multi-national group of people. Volunteering our own resources, we aspire to build bridges to related disciplines and organizations. We invite you to join us in advancing the state of Information Architecture through research, education, advocacy and community service.
We’re working hard to build an international membership that connects people with diverse languages, cultures and perspectives. So far, we have more than 2,000 members from 60 countries. Our Board of Directors and Board of Advisors are comprised of individuals from six continents. Our Translations Initiative and Local Group Program serve to promote and extend our services to all corners of the world.
World IA Day 2013 Global Sponsors can choose from several global and local packages that are designed with maximum ROI – as socially networked and personal as the conference itself. From official Twitter mentions to video podcasts, you’ll find innovative, sustainable, cost-effective packages suited for every level of investment with the added bonus of a global reach.
Polar Bear (4) - $6000 Sponsorships
Have your company name and logo prominently displayed on six continents. Your company will be mentioned in opening session, your logo will grace the lanyards or notebooks provided to each location, and you will receive entry and exhibit space at any or all 15 locations, one year IAI group membership, listing as Polar Bear Sponsor on both the World IA Day and IAI websites, and mention in the IAI newsletter, Twitter and Facebook.
Grizzly Bear (6) - $4000 Exhibitor Package
Conference access and exhibit space at all locations to promote your company or product, a one year IAI group membership. An excellent opportunity for book sales, product demos, and recruiting. Receive listing on World IA Day and IAI websites and IAI newsletter, Twitter and Facebook.
Sun Bear (15) - $1000 Web Marketing Package
Listing on both World IA Day and IAI websites as marketing sponsor with additional spotlight in the IAI newsletter. This sponsor level is the most important to our local sites, as it covers a site stipend and one free ticket to the IA Summit for the best presentation at each site.
Need more information about sponsorship? Please contact: Laura Creekmore firstname.lastname@example.org
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