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World Information Architecture Day Los Angeles 2024 - Call for Proposals

World Information Architecture Day 2024, Los Angeles is looking for speakers!

The theme for 2024 is CONTEXT. 

Context is all around us. It shapes the meaning of all types of communication. Context facilitates effective communication. Without it, we can’t understand meaning. Context is fundamental to how we understand people, situations, and ideas. Context inspires the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs of groups and individuals. It is the background information that allows people to make informed decisions. 

As information architects and experience designers, we study context, content, and users. We need to research context to fully understand what we are architecting: 

- Who is it for? - What are people using it for?
- When and why did it occur?
- On which devices or channels?
Finally, what are the expectations, experiences, or values that shape the context? These are the themes we will explore. 

When should you expect to hear back about a decision?

We are accepting session proposals from December 25 through end of day January 15, 11:59pm Pacific.
Proposals will be under rolling review. Ideally, we'll respond within 5 working days with additional questions or a decision. You should receive a response by January 21 at the latest.

What talk formats will be considered?

- Lightning talks (10 mins or less) - Short talk (20 mins + 10 min Q&A) - Workshop (1 hour)

Event details

World IA Day Los Angeles In-person, Venue to be confirmed Saturday, March 2, 10am - 3pm (Subject to change) Coffee, tea, and light snacks may be provided
Please reach out to Grace Lau at [email protected] with any questions.

Contact Details

We will collect speaker information if and when your proposal is accepted. For now, we only require the contact information for the main speaker or contact person.

Full Name

Include the first and last name


You will receive a copy of your submission at this email address.


Include your LinkedIn profile so that we can confirm your identify and general background.

About the talk

Talk or Presentation Title

Presentation Abstract

Share a summary of what your talk is about and why it's relevant for the audience. We will use this as the basis for your talk description in the program. 750 character max.

Target Audience Experience Level

Indicate the experience level for the target audience
Target Audience Experience Level

Session Format

Are you interested in presenting a talk, hosting a panel or workshop?
Session Format

Why this proposal

Indicate how you feel this talk is relevant to the global theme Context and what takeaways you feel the audience might take from this talk

Other speakers

Indicate names of other speakers, if applicable

Additional Support

Would you need any additional support, other than projector and microphone for your talk? This might include breakout rooms, particular table setup, etc.

Is there anything else we need to know about your proposal?