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INFOcon 2022: Making Information Accessible

INFOcon is an annual graduate school fair showcasing opportunities in the information professions in the USA and Canada. The project launched in 2020 as The Power of Information and was rebranded INFOcon in 2021, which took place October 19th-21st with more than 550 attendees.

INFOcon 2022 is a two-day (Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - Thursday, September 15, 2022) 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 welcome to attend sessions that interest them the most.

This event is organized by the schools listed below.


INFOcon will take place virtually between September 14-15, 2022, with sessions beginning at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET  and running until 3:00 p.m. PT / 6:00 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. Sign up to receive the session links!

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September 14th (All Pacific Standard Time)

 Time Topic Hosting Institution(s) Presenter(s)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PT) Universal Design for Learning Simmons University

Laura Saunders, PhD and

Lisa Hussey PhD

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PT) Digital Accessibility University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

JooYoung Seo, PhD and

Yang Wang, PhD

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PT) Accessibility and Policy Florida State University Caroline Stratton, PhD
 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PT)Accessibility to Information  University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee & University of Missouri

Abigail Philips, PhD and

Denise Adkins, PhD

2:00 PM -  3:00 PM (PT) Accessibility to Graduate/Doctoral Programs in LIS/STEM

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign & Simmons University

Maria Bonn, PhD, Danielle Pollock, PhD, and Rebecca Davis, PhD

September 15th (All Pacific Standard Time)

 Time Topic 
Hosting Institution(s) Presenter(s)
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PT) Digital Accessibility Carnegie Mellon University & RIT School of Information

Divakaran Liginlal, PhD and

Elissa Weeden, PhD

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PT) Preservation and Access to Digital Assets Simmons University Peter Botticelli, PhD
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PT) Knowledge River University of Arizona Berlin Loa
 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PT) Digital Equity/Digital Divide   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee & University of Washington

 Maria Haigh, PhD and

Stacey Wedlake

2:00 PM -  3:00 PM (PT) Accessibility of Visualization

University of Southern California

Ruth Wallach, MHC, MLIS, MPAS


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