The City of Borås, Sweden, will host the upcoming iConference annual banquet, which takes place the evening of Tuesday, March 24 during iConference 2020. The city’s sponsorship honors the conference and its participants, recognizing their capacity of international collaboration and research to Borås. More about the city of Borås below.
iConference 2020 will take place March 23-26, 2020 in Borås. Jointly hosted by the University of Borås and Oslo Metropolitan University (Norway) and presented by the iSchools, this is the 15th event in the annual iConference series. Conference submissions are now in review, and registration for the conference will open in mid-November.
The city of Borås was founded in 1621 and has a long history as a textile and merchant centre. Today it is home to a large number of Sweden’s textile and e-commerce companies. It also hosts a number of start-ups in textile and design, as well as the Swedish School of Textiles, with research and education in design, smart innovations and textile technology.
Borås has long been associated with library and information science. The Swedish School of Library and Information Science was the first of its kind when the government placed the library school in Borås in 1972; in 1977 SSLIS became part of the University of Borås.
Borås has an international contemporary art scene, with three internationally acclaimed art museums and street art and sculptures throughout town. Situated on the banks of the river Viskan and surrounded by woods and lakes, nature is always close at hand. The city proudly emphasizes sustainability, with ecological and social initiatives focused on sustainable city planning.
Image credits in order of appearance: Sofia Carlenberg; Per Pixel Petersson