[Air-l] AoIR 6.0 Chicago 2005 Keynote Information & Registration Reminder

Steve Jones sjones at uic.edu
Thu Jul 21 08:17:36 PDT 2005

I write to remind you that online registration is now open for the  
sixth annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers to  
be held in Chicago October 6 - 9, 2005 (with pre-conference workshops  
held on October 5, 2005) at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent  
Mile hotel.

To register for the conference and workshops go to:


You will be able to pay the registration fees by credit card or by  

You can also at this time register for the conference banquet (taking  
place on Friday, October 7, at the Mid-America Club, on the 80th (top)  
floor of the Aon Center, Chicago's second tallest building, and the  
conference brunch (taking place on Sunday, October 9). [Vegetarian  
options will be available at both meals.]

You may also register for a historical tour of Chicago's "L" elevated  
train (taking place on Saturday morning, October 8). Join others in an  
AoIR-only L car for a tour of some of the L system's oldest routes with  
the Chicago Transit Authority's historian.

A link to online hotel registration is provided on the site after you  
have clicked the "submit" button and sent in your registration. We have  
negotiated the best possible rate from the hotel and encourage you to  
book a room early. As is the case with most all hotel-based conferences  
we have to meet the minimum occupancy with which we are able to use the  
hotel's meeting rooms and if we do not meet that occupancy rate then  
we'll have to increase the registration fees, to cover the additional  
meeting room cost. The direct link is:


By using that url you should receive the AoIR group rate of $155 USD  
per night for accommodations during the conference.

I am also delighted to be able to announce our keynote speakers for  
this year's conference and to share information about their  

Sonia Livingstone, Professor of Social Psychology and a member of the  
Department of Media and Communications at the London School of  
Economics will give a speech titled "Youthful experts? A critical  
appraisal of children and young peoples' emerging internet literacy."  
Saskia Sassen, Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology at the University of  
Chicago, and Centennial Visiting Professor at the London School of  
Economics, is another keynote speaker. Her speech is titled "Digital  
formations: The intersection of technical and social logics in  
electronic space." And our third keynote speaker is Ang, Peng Hwa,  
Professor of Media Management and Law at the Nanyang Technological  
University, Singapore, who will give a speech titled "The UN and  
Internet Governance: Fears, Hopes and Possibilities."

I appreciate everyone's support of the conference and of AoIR and look  
forward to seeing you in Chicago in October!


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