Registration now open for iConference 2009 - iSociety: research, education, engagement

Release date: 

December 1, 2008

Photo of Iconference FlierRegistration is now open for "iSociety: research, education, engagement," the theme of iConference 2009. The conference brings together scholars and professionals who come from diverse backgrounds and shared interests in working at the nexus of people, information, and technology.

Guest speakers, paper sessions, poster sessions, roundtables, “wildcard” sessions and opportunities for conversations and connections will be highlights in the conference program. This year's topics include:

• e-inclusion in the iSociety: addressing under represented groups among iDesigners as well as
iConsumers (e.g., women, children and youth, the aging, people with disabilities, racial and ethnic
minorities, immigrant communities, non-Western cultures)
• Becoming a ‘green’ iSchool
• What is ‘engagement’ in a research institution?
• The influence of globalization on the nature and scope of iSchools’ research, education and
• Information infrastructure development in the home, in organizations, in communities, in society,
• Cultural information systems; e.g., multilingual information systems, information systems for
memory institutions or for indigenous and ethnic communities
• Preserving digital information and ensuring information quality, security and privacy
• Information management; e.g., personal information management, life cycle management of information, digital asset management
• Information organization; e.g., ontological modeling, the Semantic Web, social bookmarking

The conference will be held February 8 - 11, 2009 in beautiful Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Hosted by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the conference will take place at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education.


The conference fees are:

Early bird (through December 15, 2008)
Regular $260
Student $ 90

Normal Registration (December 16, 2008 - January 15, 2009)
Regular $300
Student $110

Late Registration (January 16, 2009 - February 11, 2009)
Regular $360
Student $130

To register, please click on iConference.

For more information about iconference 2009, please visit the conference Web site.

We look forward to seeing you at iSociety: research, education, engagement!