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Governance, bylaws, committees and ways to get involved

World IA Day was first established in 2012 as a one-day annual event held in dozens of locations across the world and hosted by the Information Architecture Institute (IA Institute). In September 2019, the Board of Directors of the IA Institute voted unanimously to dissolve the organization as a 501(c)(6) professional board of trade. With no fiscal host, World IA Day needed a way to continue to exist. A founding board for World IA Day, Inc. was selected for the sole purpose of establishing a charitable nonprofit organization and to provide fiscal support for the 2020 event to continue.

Shortly after World IA Day, Inc. is designated as a public charity, section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, the founding Board will act in accordance with section 3.2 of the bylaws working in a collaborative and transparent manner to establish policies and procedures for all future Board of Director elections and appointments.

This guidebook outlines the Bylaws and the roles and responsibilities for committees. This also defines ways for anyone to get involved with World IA Day at various levels.

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Board of Directors

The board of directors consists of the World IA Day officers -- president, secretary, treasurer, and committee chairs.

Name

Role

Related Committees

Grace Lau

President

  • Governance

Amy Espinosa

Director of Development,

acting Treasurer

  • Finance (lead)

  • Scholarships (member)

Anita Cheng

Director of Operations,

acting Secretary

  • Content

Krispian Emert

Director of Programming

Andrew Jung

  • Events

Committees

Everything at World IA Day is done on a volunteer basis by members of the boards and committees. Everyone is a volunteer. Some committees and task forces have specific responsibility for monitoring major programs, such as Scholarships, Safety, and the local events.