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iConference Host Status

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The iConference host has been confirmed and applications for that year can no longer be considered.

Application for hosting the iConference in the region is open.

The iConference locations rotate annually to maximize representation and participation of the iSchools members in each region. 

North American Region

European & African Region

Asia Pacific


iConference Regional Rotation

iConference 2025

North American Region

Host confirmed


iSchools members can apply to host iConference 2026 in the European / African Region

iConference 2027

Asia-Pacific Region

Applications Open





Indiana University Bloomington, USA


iConference 2026

European / African Region

Applications Open

Male Speaker

iSchools members can apply to host iConference 2027 in the Asia-Pacific Region

Regional Rotation

Hosting the iConference

Only iSchools member institutions are eligible to apply for hosting the iConference.

The iConference is an annual gathering of a broad spectrum of scholars and researchers from around the world who share a common concern about critical information issues in contemporary society. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations—all situated in interdisciplinary discourses.

The iConference series was established in 2005 by the iSchools organization, a growing worldwide association of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Each annual iConference is hosted by a different iSchools member institution or co-hosted by members jointly.

An openness to new ideas and research fields in information science is a primary characteristics of the event. Attendance has grown every year; participants appreciate the inspiring sense of community, high quality research presentations, and myriad opportunities for engagement.

iConference participants do not need to be affiliated with an iSchool; all information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome.

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Global Exposure
Professional Support
A venue for Scholarship and Community

The iConference attracts researchers and leaders in the field of information science around the world. Hosts showcase their school to a global audience, strengthen national and international bonds and bring the global community together.

iSchools staff has years of experience in organising the iConference in all regions of our membership in the virtual, physical, and hybrid format.


We support the hosts in all aspects of planning the iConference in accordance to their vision. 

The iConference is a venue for researchers worldwide to present their research and breakthroughs to a global audience in a virtual and physical environment.

 Established tracks provide various formats to interact and network with the community in engaging and inclusive ways.

Hosting the iConferece


Feel free to reach out to us anytime if you have questions!

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