The Value of IA – The 9th Academics & Practitioners Roundtable at the 2021 Information Architecture Conference

IAC 2021

April 19, 2021

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Roundtable framing: The 9th Academics & Practitioners Roundtable welcomes information architecture practitioners and academics of all levels of experience as well as anyone from IA-adjacent or IA-overlapping fields. The Roundtable’s unique value proposition lies in its diversity of its participants and how it drives discussions of how information architecture continues to evolve as a discipline and profession. 2021 Theme: The Value of IA. Information architecture has evolved to think broadly…

Additional sessions

April 21  11:00 AM to 1:00 PM local time April 22 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM local time (various groups around the globe on 21st or 22nd depending on their location/timezone) April 23 at 7:00 AM EDT

Designing for a New World Using Systems Thinking

IAC 2021

April 22, 2021


Now more than ever, we are seeing how the systems underlying society affect the people living within them. As designers, we have an opportunity to impact positive change. Learn to see the big picture and tackle big, messy problems by cultivating a systems thinking lens into your UX and IA practices. What is systems thinking? Why is it important? Engage in practical hands-on activities that you can bring back to…

Introduction to Ontology Concepts and Modeling

IAC 2021

April 20, 2021


This workshop is sold out. Are you interested in learning more about ontologies but don't know where to begin? Our "Introduction to Ontology Concepts and Modeling" workshop comprises a three-hour introduction aimed at IAs who are interested in ontologies and would like to learn the basics, including: Complex knowledge organization schemes and concept structures Basics of ontological relationships Information on existing ontologies for re-use The difference between upper and lower…