In a move that underscores the vibrancy and international nature of the information field, the iCaucus has announced the host institutions for its upcoming conferences.
iConference 2012 will take place in Toronto, Canada, hosted by the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information. iConference 2013 will return to the U.S., where it will be hosted by the College of Information at the University of North Texas, in Denton, TX. For 2014 the iConference will move to Berlin, Germany, where it will be hosted by the Berlin School of Library and Information Science at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, in partnership with the following European iSchools: the School of Information and Library Studies at University College Dublin (Ireland); the Royal School of Library and Information Science (Denmark); and the Information School at the University of Sheffield (England).
“On behalf of the iCaucus, I would like to express our gratitude to the hosts of our upcoming seventh, eighth, and ninth annual conferences,” said iCaucus Chair Harry Bruce, dean of the Information School at the University of Washington. “The iConference is a signature event for iScholars and information researchers, and in its first decade has grown into a significant international gathering. Ours is a multidiscipline field, and the iConference serves to bring together information scholars and professionals from myriad backgrounds.”
The iConference is an annual gathering of information researchers and professionals who share a passion for making a difference through the study of people, information, and technology. It attracts faculty, students, and researchers, as well as government and private-sector professionals. All are welcome to join this shared, onsite experience that fosters interaction, spontaneity, reflection, and forward movement.
This year’s conference, iConference 2011, is hosted by the University of Washington, and takes place in Seattle, WA, February 8–11. Registration is open now at http://www.ischools.org/iConference11/registration/
Plans are already underway for iConference 2012, which will be hosted by the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. Dates will be announced shortly. This seventh annual gathering represents the first time the iConference has taken place outside the U.S.
Information on iConference 2013 in Denton, TX, and iConference 2014 in Berlin, Germany, will be forthcoming as available.
For more information, contact iCaucus Communications Specialist Clark Heideger at (206) 685-8746; email@example.com.