2015 Sponsors


The iSchools organization and this year’s conference organizers wish to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of iConference 2015. If you are interested in sponsoring the iConference, please click here for more information.


Microsoft Research
Founded in 1991, Microsoft Research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. More than 850 Ph.D. researchers openly collaborate with leading academic, government, and industry researchers to advance the state-of-the-art of computing and solve world problems through technological innovation. In addition to its generous support of the iConference, Microsoft Research also funds the annual Lee Dirks Best Paper Award.

Hana Lab
The Hana Lab is a behavioral research lab at the University of California, Irvine that focuses on how humans interact with technology in all its forms. Hana Lab supports a variety of types of research, including behavioral experiments, brainstorming sessions, demonstrations, design sessions, focus groups, interviews, participatory design, usability studies, video analysis, video prototyping and more.

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The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” NSF provides a grant helping fund U.S.-based participants in the iConference Doctoral Colloquium.


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Facebook is a premier online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

Nokia is a leader in the fields of network infrastructure, location-based technologies and advanced technologies.

The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences provides leading information technology education and research worldwide, and is a long-time member of the iSchools Organization.


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Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.

uci-CORCL-ORThe UCI Council on Research, Computing and Libraries advises the Chancellor on matters relating to research policy and administration and academic resources, including information technology, telecommunications, and library policies and administration on the Irvine campus. The UCI Office of Research promotes and facilitates research activities at UC Irvine.

Morgan & Claypool Publishers serves developing communities in science and technology.

The UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies is a long-time member of the iSchools Organization.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville serves the citizens of Tennessee, and its School of Information Sciences is a proud member of the iSchools Organization.

UCI Extension offers over 60 convenient certificates and specialized studies programs on campus and online designed for the working professional who seeks career advancement and personal enrichment.

ISR-BannerThe University of California, Irvine Institute for Software Research is the only organized research unit in the University of California system with a focus on software research; its goal is to advance software and information technology through research partnerships.

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The Newkirk Center for Science and Society seeks to improve science’s response to community needs and to increase the effective uses of scientific information for the benefit of society.

grandPad is a simple and secure tablet optimized for ease-of-use by seniors.

Want to become a Sponsor?

Sponsoring the iConference is an excellent means of showcasing your organization’s products and services to key decision-makers in the information field. Sponsors recieve a wide array of benefits, and we offer sponsorship rates to match any budget. Please visit our sponsorship page for complete details.



For general questions about iConference 2015, please contact iConference Coordinator Clark Heideger.

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