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iConference 2021 Keynote Speakers Announced

1 Mar 2021 22:12 | iSchools News (Administrator)

Thought-provoking presentations have long anchored the iConference, and the organizers of iConference 2021 are pleased to announce their slate of keynote speakers for our 2021 event. There will be four plenary sessions this year, with addresses covering cultural ramifications of Social Memory, the Future of Online Learning, Data Feminism, and Curation.

Full details about this year’s speakers and abstracts of their presentations are available on the conference’s Keynote Speakers page. The following is a brief overview.

Cuijuan (Jada) Xia, Researcher, Shanghai Library

Building a Data Infrastructure to Enrich the Multiple Sources of Evidence for Humanities Studies: From the Perspective of Cultural Memory”

Wednesday, March 17

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Zvi Galil, President-emeritus Tel Aviv University and Dean-emeritus Georgia Tech iSchool

“Georgia Tech’s online Master in Computer Science Program and the future of online learning”

Monday, March 22

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Catherine D’Ignazio, Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Lauren F. Klein, Associate Professor, Emory University

“Data Feminism”

Tuesday, March 23

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Margaret Hedstrom, Robert M. Warner Collegiate Professor of Information, University of Michigan 

Collaboration Around Curation

Thursday, March 25

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About iConference 2021

iConference 2021 will be a virtual event, with all sessions and presentations taking place on the SCOOCS online conference platform; visit our Virtual Participation Guidelines page for details. Conference Registration is still open, with standard rates available through March 8 and late rates applying thereafter. A special scholarship rate is also available for students with an accepted submission. 

iConference 2021 is presented by the iSchools organization and hosted by Renmin University of Beijing, China. This year’s theme is Diversity | Divergence | Dialogue. Sponsors include Elsevier, Springer, the U.S National Science Foundation, Renmin University, Wuhan University, Headtcentre, and the University of Illinois. Visit the iConference home page to learn more.

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