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Chapters

Our plan is simple; create an international community of practicing architects and allow that body to drive standards according to their needs and issues.  This is accomplished by developing Iasa chapters around the world.  Furthermore, the IT architecture profession is continually evolving, and architects everywhere are eager to learn about the latest technology products and best practices.  Iasa chapters help make this possible for thousands of practicing architects.

At chapter meetings members get the opportunity to meet face-to-face. You'll engage with IT architects from varied industries and get together for educational and networking events.

If you cannot find a chapter in your area you are welcome to start one. We are more than happy to hear from you and provide all the details you need for the approval and start-up process. Please send us an email including the geographical area of the proposed chapter and we get right back with details.

Starting a Chapter

Chapters in Iasa are already located in many of the major population areas of the world, so check to see if there is already a chapter in your city.  Generally, chapters serve the city they're located in, and there will not be more than one in each city. Even if there is already a chapter in your country, that chapter may not have evolved into a country affiliate. Currently, approval for any new chapter, or country affiliate, is handled through Iasa Headquarters.
 
If you are interested in forming a chapter or country affiliate you will generally follow these steps:
  1. Form an organizing committee and appoint three chapter board positions - President, Vice (or Co-) President and Treasurer/Secretary.
  2. Prepare bylaws for approval by Iasa and sign the Iasa agreement.
  3. Complete your Chapter Management Plan and Goals with your leadership team, and submit to Iasa Headquarters
  4. Incorporate the chapter
  5. Sign the chapter agreement with Iasa Global 
  6. Plan, promote and hold the initial meeting