Feb 24 2018




Registration is now closed but you can still attend virtually. Join us at 11:15 AM (EST) on February 24th




On February 24th, 2018, we invite you to join us for our 4th annual celebration. This year, we have some very special guests you won't want to miss. We will also have a walking tour to explore the spirit of 11 distinct places in downtown Tampa and how they've changed over time. We will reveal stories of purpose, people and culture.

Our celebration happens at the Auditorium in the John F. Germany Public Library.




leadership team



Amy Espinosa is passionate about bringing awareness to information architecture. She is active in the IA community both locally and globally and currently serves as the Treasurer for the Information Architecture Institute. In her professional life, Amy founded Dots & Cubes, a consulting firm specializing in information architecture applied within urban environments.


@dotsandcubes   |   dotsandcubes.com



Carlisle Stoup has been involved with World IA Day since 2016. She is a graphic designer for United Landmark Associates with a passion for the impact information has on our experience of 2D and 3D design. Personally, Carlisle finds joy in being close to nature through gardening and practicing yoga.



Ardail Allen has more than 28 years experience in the public sector business field, serving as a Business Analyst for the City of Tampa Chief of Staff department. He is credited with architecting the City's first Small Business Enterprise program, which today actively serves over 800 hundred of businesses throughout Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Pinellas and Manatee counties.

Mr. Allen is passionate about providing economic opportunity and mitigating the digital divide that separates small and minority businesses and the mainstream business community.



Beth Galambos is a co-organizer of the Tampa Bay UX Meetup, product owner at Healthesystems in Tampa, FL, and a product nerd who gets giddy about thorough user research, air-tight strategy, and building technologies that make life more awesome. Characteristics: knack for customer intuition; curiosity to read between the lines of analytical data; unwavering mission to turn satisfied users into loyal fans; and a big picture thinker with an inability to leave loose ends untied. Say hi, and ask her about: Boston Terriers, music festivals, podcasts, and Akron, Ohio.

@bethgalambos   |   bethgalambos.com



My name is Grace Ni and I am currently studying Cybersecurity and Entrepreneurship at the University of Tampa. I am very passionate about sharing information and obtaining knowledge with others. My zeal for this field started 2 years ago when I met people who were ambitious and determined to learn more to expand for their future. My goal is to further expand skills for database and security.



Matt Pigni has been on our leadership team since our very first celebration in 2015. He is an accomplished graphic designer, photographer, and builder who loves to work with unusual materials. Matt has over nine years of experience in the design and photographic fields. He studied design and photography at Miami Dade College and has worked for several local as well as nationwide brands and agencies.



Tom Szumlic, Ph.D. is a practicing architect with experience in the fields of architecture, interior architecture, industrial design, building construction, community development, and design education. As the principal in his firm, he has expertise in all phases of the architectural and building process. Leadership experience, participation in practice, and community engagement has iteratively formed these competencies as well as critical interdisciplinary thinking skills including historic and practical interests in information architecture.