Information Architecture Institute

Integration: Designing for Tomorrow

Sep 30-Oct 2 | Philadelphia, PA
Early Bird Registration Closes September 1 | Program Announced on August 1
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Independence Seaport Museum: Integration Exemplified

The Independence Seaport Museum tells the story of shipbuilding in the greater Philadelphia region, showing how art and commerce integrated to support generations of manufacturing, commerce, leisure, immigration and maritime conflicts. The Independence Seaport is the perfect venue to highlight one industry’s growth and influence.

Oh, and they have Slinkies.

You can learn more about the Museum at

Workshops will be held at messagefirst. Get the address and directions here.

Hotels Near Seaport

The Sheraton Society Hill is approximately a 5 minute walk to the Independence Seaport Museum, where IDEA2010 is being hosted. Also, the Sheraton Society Hill is conveniently located in Old City, with over 40 bars, restaurants and historical attractions within 2-4 blocks’ walk.

1 Dock Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

The Hyatt Penn’s Landing is conveniently located on the same block as the Independence Seaport Museum, and is approximately 4 blocks away from Old City attractions.

201 S. Columbus Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19106


Enjoy a meal at any of the restaurants marked in the map below.

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First Friday

First Friday in Philadelphia is a monthly happening in art spaces across the city. Galleries, Museums, and Alternative Art Spaces open their doors for the evening, generally from 5:00-10:00pm.