Michele Leroux Bustamante mentioned IASA in May 2005 SoCal tech summit in her session “Deploying, Versioning and Mastering the Offline Experience for Smart Clients”. An emerging resource for serious enterprise architecture work. Following is the mission statement from their website.
“The International Association of Software Architects (IASA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and sharing of issues related to software architecture in the enterprise, product, education and government sectors. IASA will function both as an umbrella organization to chapters spread throughout the world, and as a driving force for research and standards which advance the understanding of software architecture. IASA’s will fulfill it’s purpose by creating and helping to sustain city chapters in the form of Software Architecture user groups and fostering the sharing of ideas and information between these city groups and industry thought leaders.“