UW News

January 3, 2011

Information School to host international iConference 2011

UW News

The UW Information School will in February host an international conference showcasing the work of 28 information schools around the world.

Researchers and members of the Seattle business community will meet Feb. 8 to 11 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Seattle for iConference 2011.

Keynote speakers will be historian Colin B. Burke and Microsoft researcher Susan Dumais. Burkes books include Information and Secrecy: Vannevar Bush, Ultra and the Other Memex. Dumais manages the Context, Learning and User Experience for Search (CLUES) Group at the Redmond-based company and is an affiliate professor at the iSchool.

Presentation topics include health informatics, human-computer interaction, information security, information management and e-government. Several alternative sessions – different formats, different goals — are also being planned.

Presenting sponsors include Microsoft Research, Intelius, Serials Solutions and the National Science Foundation.

The iSchool welcomes faculty, staff and students from across the University. For conference registration, including discounted rates for students and early registration, visit online here.