Dates: Sunday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Location: Lowes Philadelphia Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Host: College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University

Important Note: If you have come to this page looking for information on the recently concluded iConference 2015 in Newport Beach, CA, please visit our 2015 conference summary page.

Our next event, iConference 2016, will take place Sunday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Organized under the theme of “Partnership with Society,” the conference will examine the ever-expanding roles of information science and the modern iSchool movement, and their benefits to society.

iConference 2016 will bring together information scholars, researchers and professionals to share in high-quality research presentations and myriad opportunities for engagement. The program will include research papers and posters, as well as thoughtful keynote presentations, workshops, interactive sessions, a doctoral student colloquium, and more.

Our official Call for Participation will be released shortly.

iConference 2016 is presented by the iSchools organization and hosted by the Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics. The Champion Sponsor is Microsoft Research.

Philadelphia Welcomes You

Our conference venue, Loews Philadelphia Hotel, is located in bustling center city. The historic 33-story building is hailed as America’s first skyscraper, and is in easy walking distance of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, birthplace of the United States Constitution. Other nearby attractions include the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Art Museum.

From a culinary standpoint, there is something for everyone in Philadelphia. Dining options abound, from the fine restaurants of center city to the cheesesteak sandwiches of South Street to the neighborhood Italian joints of South Philly.

Complete details about our Philadelphia conference will be posted at the conclusion of iConference 2015 in Newport Beach, California. We hope you’ll make plans to join us next year in the City of Brotherly Love.

About the iConference

Since 2005, the iConference series has provided forums in which information scholars, researchers and professionals share their insights on critical information issues in contemporary society. An openness to new ideas and research fields in information science is a primary characteristics of the event. Attendance has grown every year; participants appreciate the inspiring sense of community, high quality research presentations, and myriad opportunities for engagement.

The iConference series is presented by the iSchools, a worldwide association of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Affiliation with the iSchools is not required—all information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome at the iConference.

The following is a list of sample topics from past conferences:

  • information behavior
  • social, cultural, health and community informatics
  • human-computer interaction
  • education in Library and Information Science
  • information systems
  • social computing
  • information policy
  • knowledge management
  • information retrieval
  • information services
  • information organization
  • digital curation and preservation
  • bibliometrics and scholarly communication
  • history and philosophy of information
  • participatory cultures
  • digital youth
  • social computing
  • human computer interaction
  • knowledge infrastructures
  • computer-supported cooperative work
  • data, text and knowledge mining
  • computational social science
  • digital humanities
  • network science
  • information and communication technology for development
  • data science
  • information economics
  • information work and workers
  • user experience and design

For more information about the iConference series, including official proceedings of past conferences and other artifacts, please view our About The iConference page.


Champion Sponsor

Microsoft Research

Learn how you can become an iConference sponsor.




For general questions about the iConference, please contact iConference Coordinator Clark Heideger.

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