[Air-L] iConference 2012 Program available; early registration deadline Dec. 15

Jean-François Blanchette blanchette at ucla.edu
Wed Dec 7 10:18:55 PST 2011

iConference 2012 
Culture • Design • Society
Feb. 7-10, 2012
Toronto, Canada

The program for iConference 2012 has been posted online: 

The iConference is an annual gathering of a broad spectrum of scholars and researchers from around the world who share a common concern about critical information issues in contemporary society. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations—all situated in interdisciplinary discourses.
This year’s program includes:
  * Keynote addresses by Ron Deibert and Geoffery Nunberg
  * 53 Papers
  * 96 Posters
  * 20 Alternative Events
  * 9 Workshops
  * 2 Installations
  * A Doctoral Colloquium
  * An Early-Career Colloquium
  * A gala Awards Banquet
  * Welcome and farewell receptions

Sample topics at iConference 2012 include:
  - Cyberinfrastructure
  - Aural culture
  - Social media and elections 
  - Human Values 
  - Ethics and policy 
  - Digital humanities
  - Infrastructure studies
  - Data curation
  - Interaction design
  - Material relations
  - Design research
  - Crowdsourcing 
  - Categorization and classification
  - Social network analysis
  - Digital materialities 
  - Visual culture
  - Information behaviour
  - Web metrics 
  - Creative information practice
  - ICTs in organizations
  - Sociotechnical research
  - Network surveillance
  - Dating research
  and much, much more...

More information about attending the conference, including early registration rates and our special conference hotel room block, can be found here: http://www.ischools.org/iConference12/2012index

The iConference series is presented by the iSchools organization (http://www.ischools.org), a worldwide collective of 33 Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century.
iConference 2012 is hosted by the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. Presenting Sponsors include the National Science Foundation and Microsoft Research. Additional support provided by Emerald Group Publishing and Morgan & Claypool Publishers.

iConference 2012
7-10 February, 2012
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hashtag: #iconf12

Jean-François Blanchette, Assistant Professeur
Dept. of Information Studies, UCLA

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