World IA Day 2019 – Richmond RUX

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It’s official! Richmond VA is going to be a host city for World IA Day in 2019.

  • What is World IA Day? It is a one-day, global festival of all things IA (Information Architecture), UX, Interaction Design, Design Strategy, User Research and related disciplines. Host cities around the world all have events on the same day.
  • When is it? Saturday, February 23 from 9-4:30 PM (Doors at 8:30)
  • Where will it be? It will be hosted at the VCU Brandcenter103 S Jefferson St, Richmond, VA 23284
  • Who should come?: Anyone interested in learning how design can change the world.
  • Is there a theme?: YES! Design for Difference.

From their website:

“As designers, we are responsible for creating worlds of experiences, environments, services, and systems that impact millions of people – with lasting impacts. While we don’t have a Hippocratic Oath, it’s important for us to follow a similar goal to “do good” and “do not harm.” It is our responsibility as IA’s to consider the consequences and impact our design decisions have on humanity and society as a whole.

Research is a foundational step in the design process. It ensures that we understand and account for diverse user needs within communities, both in our own domains and globally.”

Learn more here: (

Speakers and Panelists:

  • Kim Rees – Head of Data Experience Design, Capital One
  • Samantha Willis – Freelance Journalist
  • Zach Bryant – Creative Director, Journey Group
  • Meghna Murali – Clinical Research Coordinator, Children’s National Health System
  • Andrew Levasseur – Experience Design Chair, VCU Brandcenter
  • Lisa Dance – UX Analyst, ServiceEase
  • Laura Turner Reid – User Research Director, ICF Olson
  • Scott Nixon –  Manager of AI Systems Design, Capital One
  • Erin White – Head of Digital Engagement, VCU Libraries
  • Heather Winkle – MVP of Card Design, Capital One


Breakfast, Lunch, and Snacks will be provided. If you have any dietary restrictions, please notify us at:


VCU Brandcenter
103 S Jefferson St, 
Richmond, VA 23284

Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (EST)

Reserve your spot

Via Eventbrite:

When & Where
Sat, Feb 23, 2019 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Richmond, VA