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Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Date: Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, 2008
Host: University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
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Printed Conference Brochure and Schedule: Click here
Doctoral Colloquium Brochure: TK

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2008 By the Numbers

Total participants: 277
Papers presented: 31
Posters presented: 30
Roundtables: 14
Wildcards: 17

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2008 Organizers

Getty Museum Presentation and Reception
Susan Allen
Kenneth Hamma

iSchools Conference Planning Committee
Anne Gilliland, University of California, Los Angeles
Debra Richardson, University of California, Irvine
Paul Solomon, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
John Unsworth, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne

Doctoral Colloquium
Jonathan Furner, University of California, Los Angeles

Junior Faculty Mentoring
Leah Lievrouw, University of California, Los Angeles
Steve Sawyer, Pennsylvania State University

Conference Planning and Grphhics
Ron Dietel, University of California, Los Angeles
Angela De Cenzo, University of California, Los Angeles
Judy K. Lee, University of California, Los Angeles
Leslie Lewis, University of California, Los Angeles

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2008 Keynote Speakers

Elizabeth D. Liddy

Featured Guest Speaker, Thursday, February 28th

Elizabeth D. Liddy is Interim Dean and Trustee Professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. In 1999, she was appointed director of the school’s Center for Natural Language Processing, which advances the development of human-like language understanding software capabilities for government, commercial, and consumer applications. Liddy is also an adjunct professor at Upstate Medical University, where she conducts research on medical informatics. Liddy has led 65 research projects, with the support of numerous government agencies and commercial enterprises. In addition, she is a co-inventor on five patents in the area of natural language processing (NLP). Among her many honors, Liddy is a recipient of the Tibbetts Award from the SBIR Program of the U.S. Small Business Administration (1998), the Enterprise Award for Technology from the Upstate New York Technology Business Forum (1998), and the Outstanding Alumni Award from Syracuse University (2000). She holds a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Daemen College and a M.L.S. in Information Studies and a Ph.D. in Information Transfer, both from Syracuse University.

Christa Phillips

Featured Guest Speaker, Saturday, March 1st

Christa Phillips, better known by her online persona “TriXie,” is the Community Editor at where she manages columnists, interviews gamers, covers industry events such as E3 and Tokyo Game Show, and runs Xbox LIVE program- ming events Frag Doll Friday, Family Game Night, and Xbox All-Nighter. She also manages and co-founded GamerchiX, an international group for women who play video games. Since the group began in June 2006, GamerchiX membership has grown to over 4,300 women in 32 countries. GamerchiX has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The, and The Chicago Tribune. Phillips has been in the games industry for 13 years. She began her career as an assistant editor at InterAction magazine, and then became a packaging and advertising copywriter at Sierra On-Line before coming to Xbox in 2002 where she worked on the launches of Xbox LIVE, Xbox 360, Halo 2 and Halo 3. Her interests include reading, music, raising her two kids, and of course, playing video games.

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2008 Sponsors

School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill





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