Last week, more than 550 students took part in INFOcon, an annual graduate school fair showcases opportunities in the information professions in the USA and Canada. Taking place Oct. 19 – 21, the event was organized by leading North American iSchools members and others, with infrastructure support from the iSchools organization.
All participating schools reported solid attendance and strong interest in their sessions, with students eager to learn more about their prospective futures in the information professions. Organizer feedback was overwhelmingly positive:
“I think it's very important to stay connected to other iSchools, and we had amazing overall turnout (500+ registrants). There was a lot of freedom and flexibility in topics, timing, etc. It was great to network with other iSchools and to offer this event as a one-stop shop kind of event.”
“Virtual format was great, allowing for a large sign-up of attendees; diversity of sessions; cooperation between MLS/MLIS programs.
“Collaboration was fantastic! So happy that so many institutions were able to come together and create a great virtual conference.”
INFOcon traces its roots to 2020, when the project launched under the title “The Power of Information.” The event expanded and was rebranded INFOcon for 2021. Next year’s event is expected to take place in October, 2022. Details will be posted to the INFOcon website as planning develops.