IA Institute Networks

Networking Guide

IA Networking Guide (PDF)
We have created a networking guide to help people interested in the field of IA and IAI members answer questions about...

  • Who's an IA?
  • What's behind local groups?
  • How do IAs network and collaborate?
  • What initiatives are currently running?
  • How can I join in the initiatives?
  • What's the workflow of the translation initiative for example?
  • How do existing Tools and platforms support me in network and collaboration?

[download] PDF Document

Find a Network

In addition to our IA Institute supported Local Groups, we have compiled a list of over 1000 active information architecture, information science and user experience groups all over the globe. Our list contains organizations in which IAI members claim membership; however it is neither exhaustive, nor is any specific group recommended over any other in particular. Our list demonstrates the breadth of knowledge of our membership and their reach among related disciplines. Perhaps there is a group near you.

Download the IA Network List (237K .XLS)

You also can find us at many Social Networks online. Our growing participation reaches people with an interest in Information Architecture worldwide. We participate in the following networks:

IA Institute meeting announcements and open discussion board are available on Facebook.

If you are a member of the IA Institute, to receive an invitation to the IA Institute group on LinkedIn, contact membership@iainstitute.org. If you are not a member, considering joining us today!

On tag-based sites like Flickr , Slideshare and del.icio.us , we prefer to use the tag "iainstitute" to distinguish our organization from other IAIs, although you may find us tagged as "ia institute" or "iai".

The following groups are represented in our IA Network database. If you know other groups that have local representation, email operations@iainstitute.org:

User Experience: Information Architecture, Human Factors and Usability

American Society of Information Science and Technology, SIG-IA
IA Meetup
Interaction Design Association (IxDA)
Second Life: InfoArchitects
Usability Professionals Association (UPA)

Library and Information Science

American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIST)
American Society of Indexers (ASI)
Association for Information Systems (AIS)
Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP)
Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM)
Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP)
Society for Information Management (SIM)


American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)

Human Factors and Accessibility

SIG-CHI (a special interest group of the Association for Computing Machinery)
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)
National Center for Accessible Media

Business, Marketing and Communications

Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP)
Society for Technical Communication (STC)

Other Groups to Look For in Your Area

Bar Camps in local areas
Cocktail Hours in local areas
Meetups in related disciplines (check out ia.meetup.com)

This page was last modified on December 11, 2008 03:58 PM.