Early Career Colloquium


UPDATE: Review decisions have been announced. Users can log into their ConfTool account to view decisions and feedback. iConference registration is now open.



The iConference Early Career Colloquium (ECC) is an opportunity for pre-tenure faculty and post-doctoral researchers to engage with senior faculty mentors in large and small group conversation on topics related to early career success.

NEW FOR 2019: Prospective ECC participants must apply for the Colloquium in advance, and only those accepted into the program may participate. This will enable the chairs to better tailor the Colloquium to the needs of participants.

We will begin accepting applications in June via the ConfTool submission system. Application instructions are posted below, and questions about the process can be sent to to the chairs listed at the bottom of this page.


Participants in the ECC will be selected by a faculty review committee based on their application materials. The application materials should be submitted as a single PDF document to our secure submission site. All materials must be in English. This includes the following three sections:

  1. A short introductory statement explaining:
    • the applicant’s interest in the Early Career Colloquium;
    • the applicant’s current stage of their career;
    • an explanation of what they hope to get out of attending the ECC.
  2. A curriculum vitae (CV), documenting their key scholarly achievements to date.
  3. Up to three detailed questions or topics they would like to have addressed at the Colloquium.

ECC Timeline

  • Application deadline: September 10, 2018
  • Decisions announced: Mid-November, 2018

Accepted participants must purchase a conference registration in order to take part in the Early Career Colloquium. Only accepted participants will be admitted; the Early Career Colloquium is not open to observers.

Early Career Colloquium Chairs

The ECC is being organized by the following:


Questions about the Early Career Colloquium should be directed to the Chairs listed above.

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



The University of Maryland College Park in collaboration with Syracuse University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.


Our thanks to the following for their sponsorship of iConference 2019.

Learn how you can become an iConference sponsor.

Papers Publisher

Accepted papers will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science


  • For general questions about the iConference, including sponsorships, please contact iSchools Communications Director Clark Heideger.

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