Nashville, United States

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When: February 9, 2013, 8:30 AM CT Where: Jean & Alexander Heard Library, Vanderbilt University
419 21st Ave South Nashville, TN 37240

Spend a day in lively discussion and learning around information architecture, the online world’s most crucial discipline. Nashville, TN has been chosen as one of 15 cities from around the globe as a 2013 center for World IA Day. Practitioners from many fields will share their ideas, best practices, and real-world implementations. A Day for IA’s format is a mix of presentations, break-out sessions, and informal networking.

A Day for IA is created by academics, practitioners, technologists and business leaders motivated to improve information architecture practice, to create community conversation, and promote growth of the field.

A Day for IA is a free event, thanks to the generosity of the Information Architecture Institute, Vanderbilt University, and Populr.

You must register to attend Nashville’s World IA Day event. Registration is free!


8:30 – 9:00 Check-in, coffee & networking
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome
9:15 – 10:15 MOOCs, Learning & Mobility
Pratim Sengupta, Rogers Hall & Doug Schmidt (Vanderbilt University)
10:30 – 11:15 How Information is Changing Healthcare
J. Tod Fetherling (Stratasan),
Laurie Novak (Center for Research & Information in Safety Systems, Vanderbilt University Medical Center)
11:30 – 12:15 Micro-publishing: Speed and Agility vs. Accuracy & Planning
Nicholas Holland and Jared Scheel (
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 SEO and IA: Understanding the Business Value of IA
Shari Thurow(Omni Marketing Interactive)
2:15 – 3:00 Developing an IA/UX Community
[Breakout session]

Bart Renner (Palindrome Interactive Brand Narratives),
Justin Davis (Madera Labs),
Karen Wieckert (UX practitioner across industries, institutions, & innovations)
Information Architecture in the Biomedical Research Domain
[Breakout session]
Jay Cowan, Research Information Systems Engineer, Office of Research Informatics, Vanderbilt University
3:15 – 4:00 Developing Organizational Competency in UX
Mark Ott (Rounding Well),
Tyrale Bloomfield & Josh Goodwin (Healthcare Management Systems),
Tom Noser (Healthstream)
4:00 – 5:00 Reception


Confirmed speakers/panelists include: