Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

About World IA Day

World Information Architecture Day is a one-day annual celebration hosted by the Information Architecture Institute and held in dozens of locations across the globe. World IA Day 2018 is taking place in 56 individual locations across 25 countries and 5 continents. Our celebration in Des Moines will be the 5th World IA Day held here.

Meet People in your community

We are a community of like-minded professionals and enthusiasts who share the common goal of practicing, learning, teaching, and shaping the future of information architecture and user experience. We share our thoughts, ideas, and work within an open and welcoming environment. Everyone is welcome and our celebrations are always accessible to all.

Our Sponsors

World IA Day is a free event thanks to the generous support of several sponsors. We truly appreciate their support.


There is a mix of presentations and workshops on topics drawing from the worlds of information architecture, user experience design, content strategy, product strategy, marketing, and more. We'll start the event with a keynote by Scott Kubie from Brain Traffic. From there, you can choose sessions throughout the day.


The doors open at 8:00 am for registration & coffee and we'll start promptly at 9:15 am. Here is the schedule for the day:

8:00 am to 9:15 am - Registration & Coffee
9:15 am to 9:30 am - Event Kick-off
9:30 am to 10:15 am - Keynote

10:30 am to 11:15 am - Sessions 

11:30 am to 12:15 pm - Sessions

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm - Lunch

1:15 pm to 2:00 pm - Sessions

2:15 pm to 3:00 pm - Sessions

3:10 pm to 3:30 pm - Closing & Raffle


Food & Coffee

Complimentary lunch and coffee will be provided for all who attend. We'll be having lunch boxes with a meat, veggie, or salad option. If you have any dietary restrictions or needs, please contact us and we'll do our best to assist.

Venue & Parking

World IA Day Des Moines will be held in the Olmsted Center at Drake University. It is accessible within the city by car or public transit (several DART Local Routes stop immediately near the venue), and is a short hop off of Interstate 235. 

We have several parking spots reserved near the Olmsted Center for the event. 

Event map


If you have any questions or concerns about the accessibility of the venue space or program content, please contact us immediately at and we will do our utmost to assist.


Drake Olmsted Center
2875 University Avenue Des Moines, IA 50311
2nd Floor

Local Sponsors & Partners

Local Team

Ellen Butler
Ellen Butler
Quentin Dietrich
Quentin Dietrich