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North American Region

The North American region include Canada and the United States, to which the iSchools Organization and the iSchool movement trace their roots. The region also spans countries in Central and South America.

North American Regional Sections

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Cocktails

Cocktail Hour

On most second Thursdays of the month, the NA iSchool heads meet in a virtual cocktail hour. There is usually no agenda, but we always welcome someone suggesting an item to discuss ahead of time. We use these meetings to share our experiences, problems, and initiatives.

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INFOcon

INFOcon is an annual graduate school fair showcasing opportunities in the information professions in the USA and Canada. The project launched in 2020 as The Power of Information and was rebranded INFOcon in 2021, which took place October 19th-21st with more than 550 attendees. 

Section & Initatives Americas
Events Americas

Upcoming Events

  • ThesisIn3 Competition for Students
    ThesisIn3 Competition for Students
    Wed, Jul 10
    online
    Jul 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM GMT+2
    online
    Jul 10, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM GMT+2
    online
    Organised by ASIS&T European Student Chapter and iSchools. Open to all Information Science and Technology students. IST Conference
  • iSchools Doctoral Seminar Series
    iSchools Doctoral Seminar Series
    Wed, Aug 28
    iSchools Doctoral Seminar Series
    Aug 28, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT+2
    iSchools Doctoral Seminar Series
    Aug 28, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM GMT+2
    iSchools Doctoral Seminar Series
    The iSchools Doctoral Seminar Series is an ongoing forum in which PhD students can present and promote their research, and receive feedback from peers and more senior scholars.
  • 3rd International Symposium on Digital Transformation
    3rd International Symposium on Digital Transformation
    Wed, Sep 11
    Linnaeus University Växjö
    Sep 11, 2024, 12:00 AM GMT+2 – Sep 13, 2024, 11:50 PM GMT+2
    Linnaeus University Växjö , Universitetsplatsen 1, 352 52 Växjö, Sweden
    Sep 11, 2024, 12:00 AM GMT+2 – Sep 13, 2024, 11:50 PM GMT+2
    Linnaeus University Växjö , Universitetsplatsen 1, 352 52 Växjö, Sweden
    The third annual International Symposium on Digital Transformation will again be hosted by Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden
  • European/African Regional Meeting
    European/African Regional Meeting
    Thu, Oct 17
    Zoom
    Oct 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM GMT+2
    Zoom
    Oct 17, 2024, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM GMT+2
    Zoom
    This meeting is primarily for iSchools Heads and Representatives of the European/African Region. Please check with your iSchools Representative whether you might join the event as well.
  • Research Applications in Information and Library Studies (RAILS) Conference 2024
    Research Applications in Information and Library Studies (RAILS) Conference 2024
    Mon, Nov 18
    Perth
    Nov 18, 2024, 12:00 AM – Nov 20, 2024, 11:50 PM
    Perth, Perth WA, Australia
    Nov 18, 2024, 12:00 AM – Nov 20, 2024, 11:50 PM
    Perth, Perth WA, Australia
    RAILS is the Australasian conference on Research Applications in Information and Library Studies, the main gathering in Australasia for researchers, practitioners and educators in information studies and related disciplines.
  • International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL)
    International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL)
    Wed, Dec 04
    Ulu Kinta
    Dec 04, 2024, 12:00 AM GMT+8 – Dec 06, 2024, 11:50 PM GMT+8
    Ulu Kinta, Sunway City Ipoh, Ulu Kinta, Perak, Malaysia
    Dec 04, 2024, 12:00 AM GMT+8 – Dec 06, 2024, 11:50 PM GMT+8
    Ulu Kinta, Sunway City Ipoh, Ulu Kinta, Perak, Malaysia
    The 26th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries (ICADL 2024) December 4 - 6, 2024. Sunway City, Malaysia
  • ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL)
    ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (JCDL)
    Mon, Dec 16
    Hong Kong
    Dec 16, 2024, 9:00 AM GMT+8 – Dec 20, 2024, 6:00 PM GMT+8
    Hong Kong
    Dec 16, 2024, 9:00 AM GMT+8 – Dec 20, 2024, 6:00 PM GMT+8
    Hong Kong
    The theme for JCDL 2024 is "Digital Libraries in the Age of AI: Challenges and Opportunities."
  • iConference 2025 virtual portion
    iConference 2025 virtual portion
    Tue, Mar 11
    Online
    Mar 11, 2025, 12:00 AM – Mar 14, 2025, 11:50 PM
    Online
    Mar 11, 2025, 12:00 AM – Mar 14, 2025, 11:50 PM
    Online
    iConference 2025 will be the 20th annual conference of the international iSchools organization. The virtual academic program will take place 11-14 March 2025, while the onsite academic program will take place 18-22 March 2025.
  • iConference 2025 onsite portion
    iConference 2025 onsite portion
    Tue, Mar 18
    Bloomington
    Mar 18, 2025, 12:00 AM EDT – Mar 22, 2025, 11:50 PM EDT
    Bloomington, 107 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    Mar 18, 2025, 12:00 AM EDT – Mar 22, 2025, 11:50 PM EDT
    Bloomington, 107 S Indiana Ave, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    iConference 2025 will be the 20th annual conference of the international iSchools organization. The virtual academic program will take place 11-14 March 2025, while the onsite academic program will take place 18-22 March 2025.
  • Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) 2025
    Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) 2025
    Mon, Jun 02
    Glasgow
    Jun 02, 2025, 12:00 AM GMT+1 – Jun 05, 2025, 11:50 PM GMT+1
    Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Jun 02, 2025, 12:00 AM GMT+1 – Jun 05, 2025, 11:50 PM GMT+1
    Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS) is a series of international conferences aiming to provide a broad forum for the exploration and exchange of ideas in the field of Library and Information Science, Information Studies, and related disciplines.
  • AP-iSchools and AP Next Generation Committee Workshop on ICT4D & Social Justice
    AP-iSchools and AP Next Generation Committee Workshop on ICT4D & Social Justice
    Tue, Jun 18
    Zoom
    Jun 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM GMT+10
    Zoom
    Jun 18, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM GMT+10
    Zoom
    AP-iSchools and AP iNext Generation Committee are organizing an online workshop series this year. The series will include four workshops, one for each season.
  • Keynote Series - Prof. Youngseek Kim "Research Data Sharing and Reuse: A Series of Studies"
    Keynote Series - Prof. Youngseek Kim "Research Data Sharing and Reuse: A Series of Studies"
    Jun 07, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT+8
    Zoom
    AP-iSchools and AP Next Generation Committee are organizing an online keynote series. Prof. Youngseek Kim will give a keynote on "Research Data Sharing and Reuse: A Series of Studies"
  • 2024 Research Symposium: Inclusive & Sustainable Information Management through Recordkeeping Informatics
    2024 Research Symposium: Inclusive & Sustainable Information Management through Recordkeeping Informatics
    Wed, May 29
    Amsterdam
    May 29, 2024, 12:00 AM GMT+2 – May 30, 2024, 11:50 PM GMT+2
    Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    May 29, 2024, 12:00 AM GMT+2 – May 30, 2024, 11:50 PM GMT+2
    Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    This working symposium is of interest to anyone working in information management-related fields, including records managers, information officers, archivists, ICT experts, data and computer scientists, as well as students, educators, and researchers.
  • Keynote Series - Dr. Md Khalid Hossain "Hearing Who Doesn’t Hear"
    Keynote Series - Dr. Md Khalid Hossain "Hearing Who Doesn’t Hear"
    Fri, May 24
    Zoom
    May 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT+8
    Zoom
    May 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT+8
    Zoom
    AP-iSchools and AP Next Generation Committee are organizing an online keynote series. Dr. Md Khalid Hossain will give a keynote on "Hearing Who Doesn’t Hear: Co-designing Digital Mental Health Interventions with Hearing-impaired People"
  • iKeynote Series - Prof. Chei Sian Lee "Navigating the World of Generative AIs: A User's Perspective"
    iKeynote Series - Prof. Chei Sian Lee "Navigating the World of Generative AIs: A User's Perspective"
    May 10, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT+8
    Zoom
    AP-iSchools and AP Next Generation Committee are organizing an online keynote series. Prof. Chei Sian Lee will give a keynote on "Navigating the World of Generative AIs: A User's Perspective"
  • Asia Pacific Regional Heads of Schools Meeting at the iConference 2024
    Asia Pacific Regional Heads of Schools Meeting at the iConference 2024
    Wed, Apr 24
    iConference 2024 in Changchun
    Apr 24, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM GMT+8
    iConference 2024 in Changchun, Changchun, Jilin, China
    Apr 24, 2024, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM GMT+8
    iConference 2024 in Changchun, Changchun, Jilin, China
    This meeting is by invitation only.
  • iConference 2024 onsite part
    iConference 2024 onsite part
    Mon, Apr 22
    Chang Chun Shi
    Apr 22, 2024, 12:00 AM – Apr 26, 2024, 11:50 PM
    Chang Chun Shi, R8XG+J73, Ren Min Da Jie, 南关区 Chang Chun Shi, Ji Lin Sheng, China, 130024
    Apr 22, 2024, 12:00 AM – Apr 26, 2024, 11:50 PM
    Chang Chun Shi, R8XG+J73, Ren Min Da Jie, 南关区 Chang Chun Shi, Ji Lin Sheng, China, 130024
    We would like to invite you to join us for iConference 2024 - Wisdom, Well-being, Win-win - our 19th iConference in the annual series taking place hybrid: online with the Virtual Academic Program (April 15 - 18, 2024) and onsite with Academic Program in Changchun, China (April 22 - 26, 2024).
  • American Regional Heads of Schools Meeting at the iConference 2024
    American Regional Heads of Schools Meeting at the iConference 2024
    Thu, Apr 18
    iConference 2024
    Apr 18, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM AKDT
    iConference 2024
    Apr 18, 2024, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM AKDT
    iConference 2024
    This meeting is by invitation only.

North American Executive Committee

Keith Marzullo
Keith Marzullo

North America Chair

University of Maryland

College Park, USA

Officers Americas
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