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INFOCon 2021 is a multi-day (Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - Thursday, October 21, 2021) virtual event that showcases the breadth and depth of information professions. This event is intended for prospective students interested in learning about career paths and research topics in the areas of information, technology, and people. We've invited faculty across the U.S. and Canada to share their expertise and passion for information sciences! The event is free, and attendees are welcomed to attend sessions that interest them the most.

This event is organized by the schools listed below.

EVENT INFORMATION


INFOcon will take place virtually between October 19-21, 2021, with sessions beginning at 8:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. ET  and running until 5:45 p.m. PT / 8:45 p.m. ET. All sessions will be hosted virtually through Zoom, and session webinar links will be emailed out prior to the start of the conference. RSVP today!

EXPLORE THE SESSIONS:

October 19

 TimeSession NameHosting InstitutionPresenter(s)
*8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (PT)Careers in Information Retrieval and Text Analytics University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Information SciencesHalil Kilicoglu
*8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (PT)Museum InformaticsFlorida State University School of InformationPaul Marty
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (PT)Keeping the Meaning Alive: Digital Curation as a Professional CallingUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Information and Library ScienceCal Lee
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PT)Emerging Careers within Information Security

University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences

Ole Villadsen
Unal Tatar
Brandi Loveday-Chesley
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM (PT)Social Justice Work in Library & Information CareersUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Information SciencesSarah Park Dahlen
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PT)Developing Careers in Health Informatics and Health Information TechnologyFlorida State University School of InformationZhe He
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM (PT)Data governance and privacy careersUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison iSchoolDorothea Salo
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (PT)Health Sciences Librarianship & Information ServicesEmporia State UniversityEmily Vardell
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (PT)Studies of MisinformationUniversity of Washington Information School  Jevin West, moderator
* Denotes concurrent sessions for INFOcon, which will be held in separate virtual rooms and run simultaneously.   

October 20

 Time Session Name Hosting Institution Presenter(s)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (PT) UX/UI Design CareersUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Information SciencesMike Twidale
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (PT) Human-Computer Interaction and User Interface Design
University of TorontoTony Tang
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PT) Lead From Wherever You Are: Skills for an Evolving ProfessionUniversity of Southern California
Miriam Burgos, 
Marion Philadelphia, Harris Smith, Christopher Stewart
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM (PT) Disruption in the Arts, Entertainment, and Education Industries
Carnegie Mellon UniversityMichael D. Smith
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PT) Virtual and Extended Reality
Simmons UniversityJeff Pomerantz, Catherine Dumas,  Rachel Williams, Sarah Pratt
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM (PT) Emerging Technology Careers in Libraries
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Information SciencesAnita Nikolich
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (PT) Frontiers in Health Informatics
University of North TexasAna Cleveland
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (PT) AI Responsibly: Building Human-Centric Information SystemsUniversity of Washington, SeattleAylin Caliskan

October 21

 Time Session Name Hosting Institution Presenter(s)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (PT) Impactful Careers in Health Informatics/ Analytics
Carnegie Mellon University- Heinz CollegeRema Padman
*9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (PT) Youth Services
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Information SciencesSara L. Schwebel
*9:15 AM - 10:15 AM (PT)Metadata in the Information WorldRutgers School of Communication and InformationYonah Levenson
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (PT) Academic Librarianship & Career Changes
University of ArizonaNicole Pagowski, Anthony Sanchez, Annabelle Nunez
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM (PT)Archives and Cultural Heritage Resources/ServicesDominican UniversityAlison Schein
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PT)

Designing a Better Information Society:
Human-Computer Interaction and User Experience

Drexel College of Computing & InformaticsAndrea Forte
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM (PT) Health Informatics
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign School of Information SciencesCatherine Blake
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (PT) Exploring the Wide Array of Information-Related Professions: The Unifying Thread of Information BehaviorUniversity of MarylandBeth St. Jean
4:45 PM - 5:45 PM (PT) Coordinated Degrees: The Best of Both WorldsUniversity of Wisconsin - MilwaukeeDietmar Wolfram, Victoria Peters. Rebekah Bain, Georgia Brown

* Denotes concurrent sessions for INFOcon, which will be held in separate virtual rooms and run simultaneously. 
 
 

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