Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T AM)*

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The Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T AM), formerly the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T AM) and the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS AM), is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society. The ASIS&T AM gathers leading scholars and practitioners from around the globe to share innovations, ideas, research, and insights into the state and future of information and communication in play, work, governance, and society.

ASIS&T AM has an established record for pushing the boundaries of information studies, exploring core concepts and ideas, and creating new technological and conceptual configurations — all situated in interdisciplinary discourses.

Of special interest:

  • Themes: Creating Knowledge, Enhancing Lives through Information & Technology (2016); Knowledge Innovations: Celebrating Our Heritage, Designing Our Future (2000); Knowledge: Creation, Organization and Use (1999)
  • Co-located events: ICKM International Conference on Knowledge Management (2005, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2018), ASIS&T Knowledge Management Summit (2002)
  • Social events: SIG KM Happy Hour (2013-15); SIG KM et al Speed Meeting (2008-2007)
  • KMedu events:
    • 2021 panel: Career Development in Knowledge Management
    • 2015 panel: Knowledge Management in LIS Education: Bridging Research and Practice
    • 2011 panel: Emerging Trends in Knowledge Organization and Information Organization Course Curriculum
    • 2008 panel: Knowledge Management Career: Perception Versus Reality
    • 2005 track: Information Science Education
    • 2004 panel: Challenges in Knowledge Management Education
    • 2002 panel: Evolution of Knowledge Management Education
    • 2000 panel: Teaching Knowledge Management

Conference History:

86th ASIS&T AM 2023, 27-31 October 2023, London, United Kingdom
Conference Theme: Making a Difference: Translating Information Research into Practice, Policy, and Action

    Conference program TBD

    From Data to Action: Leveraging Open Data to Drive Knowledge-Based Intelligent Governance
    Search Systems and Artificial Intelligence: Enhancing Searching as Learning Approaches to Counter Misinformation
    Managing Information Gaps and Non-Information
    Reflecting on Two Decades of Information Horizons Theory and Method: Applications and Innovations
    Toward Evidence-Based Cataloging Ethics: Research, Practice, and Training in Knowledge Organization
    Theorising Information Literacy: Opportunities and Constraints

    Alternative Events:
    Storytelling for Translational Research Impact

85th ASIS&T AM 2022, October 29 – November 1, 2022, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Conference Theme: Crisis, Transition, Resilience: Re-Imagining an Information-Resilient Society

    Note: Virtual Poster Sessions (Oct 3) and Workshops (Oct 8-9)

    Paper Sessions:
    Organizing Knowledge; Information Retrieval and Discovery; Information Resilience; AI and Machine Learning Techniques; Information Policy and Ethics; Professional Information Practices

    Pre-conferemce Workshops: (Oct 29)
    Successfully Aging with Our Information and Our Information Tools (Endorsed by SIG-KM & SIG-USE)

    Conference Panels:
    Knowledge Management in an Information-Resilient Society (SIG-KM)
    Alternative event: Building Your Data and People Manager Skills to Help Lead in MCBK (Mobilizing Computable Biomedical Knowledge)

    Co-located Conferences:
    Association for Library and Information Science Education Annual Meeting (ALISE), Oct 24-26
    Information Science Summit, Oct 28

84th ASIS&T AM 2021, October 30 – November 2, 2021, Salt Lake City, UT, USA / Virtual venue
Conference Theme: Information: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Justice, and Relevance

    Pre-conference Workshops: (Oct 23-24 & 29-30)
    …; Doctoral Consortium (Oct 30)

    Conference Panels:
    Career Development in Knowledge Management (SIG-KM)

83rd ASIS&T AM 2020, October 22 – November 1, 2020, Pittsburgh, USA Virtual venue
Conference Theme: Information for a Sustainable World: Addressing Society’s Grand Challenges

    Paper Sessions: Knowledge Management

    Welcome Reception/SIG-Rush: SIG-KM

    Note: The conference was originally scheduled for October 23-28, 2020

82nd ASIS&T AM 2019, 19-23 October 2019, Melbourne, Australia
Conference Theme: Connecting People and Information in the Physical and Virtual Worlds

    Pre-conference Workshops & Tutorials (Oct 19): Methods and Measures, or How Do We Study Learners and Learning with Information? (SIG-InfoLearn)

81st ASIS&T AM 2018, November 10-14, 2018 Vancouver, BC, Canada
Conference Theme: Building an Ethical and Sustainable Information Future with Emerging Technologies

    Pre-/Post-conference Workshops & Tutorials (Nov 10/14): Culture, Community, and Voice in Knowledge Organization Systems (SIG-CR workshop); Fundamentals of Knowledge Management and Knowledge Services course; Deep Learning for Social Media Processing tutorial; Information Experience Design: Uniting Information Research with Practice tutorial

    Workshops (Nov 11): Doctoral Colloquium

    Co-located: International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM), Nov 9-10

80th ASIS&T AM 2017, Oct. 27-Nov 1, 2017, Washington D.C.
Conference Theme: Diversity of Engagement: Connecting People and Information in the Physical and Virtual World

  • Workshops: Building a Research Agenda for Multi-Perspective Knowledge Representation (SIG/CR); Knowledge Books – Living Knowledge and Active Learning
  • 13th Annual Social Informatics (SIG-SI) Research Symposium: The Social Informatics of Knowledge, Oct. 28

79th ASIS&T AM 2016, October 14-18, 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark
Conference Theme: Creating Knowledge, Enhancing Lives through Information & Technology

  • Tracks: Research Knowledge Structures and Practices
  • Panels: Bibliometrics and Information Retrieval: Creating Knowledge Through Research Synergies (SIG/MET); Global/Local Knowledge Organization: Contexts and Questions (SIG/CR); Crowdsourcing Approaches for Knowledge Organization Systems: Crowd Collaboration or Crowd Work? (SIG/CR); Digital Liaisons Virtual Uncommons: Creating Knowledge, Enhancing Lives via Digital Libraries (SIG/DL)

78th ASIS&T AM 2015, November 6-10, 2015, St. Louis, Missouri
Conference Theme: Information Science with Impact: Research in and for the Community

  • Seminars/Workshops: Knowledge Audits from A to Z (SIG/KM)
  • 3rd Annual SIG/KM Happy Hour: Knowledge Sharing and Hoarding
  • Panels: Knowledge Management in LIS Education: Bridging Research and Practice (SIGs/KM & ED); If You Build It, Will They Come? – A Discussion of Use Cases and Barriers of Using the Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) Available as Linked Open Data (LOD); Cultural Diversity in LIS Research: National and International Communities as Context (SIGs/KM & IEP); Impact-Driven Work: Tearing Down the Firewalls Between Research and Practice (SIGs/KM & IEP)
  • Sessions: Examples of Crimes against Knowledge or Examples of Knowledge Sharing (SIGs/KM)

77th ASIS&T AM 2014, October 31 – November 5, 2014, Seattle, Washington
Conference Theme: Connecting Collections, Cultures, and Communities

  • Paper Tracks: Knowledge Organization; Knowledge Management
  • Workshops: Knowledge Audits from A to Z (SIG/KM)
  • 2nd Annual SIG/KM Happy Hour: Crimes Against Good Knowledge Management
  • Panels: Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) as Linked Data Services

76th ASIS&T AM 2013, November 1-5, 2013, Montreal, Canada
Conference Theme: Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries

  • Co-located: ICKM Conference on Knowledge Management
  • 1st Annual SIG/KM Happy Hour: The Ten Commandments for Knowledge Behavior
  • Paper Tracks: Social Media, Knowledge Management and Cloud Computing; Knowledge Validity, Quality and Discovery

75th ASIS&T AM 2012, October 26-30, 2012, Baltimore, MD
Conference Theme: Information, Interaction, Innovation: Celebrating the Past, Constructing the Present and Creating the Future

  • Workshop: Knowledge Audits From A to Z (SIG KM); Taxonomy: Theory to Practice

74th ASIS&T AM 2011, October 9-12, 2011, New Orleans, LA
Conference Theme: Bridging the Gulf: Communication and Information in Society, Technology, and Work

  • Paper Tracks: Knowledge Organization, Information and Knowledge Management
  • Workshops: Knowledge Management of Social Networks (SIG KM); Theory of Knowledge, Search and Taxonomies; Collaborative Information Seeking – Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice; What Do We Mean?: The Management of Information Organizations vs. the Organizational Management of Information?
  • Panels: Emerging Trends in Knowledge Organization and Information Organization Course Curriculum

73rd ASIS&T AM 2010, Oct. 22-27, 2010, Pittsburgh, PA
Conference Theme: Navigating Streams in an Information Ecosystem

  • Co-located: ICKM Conference on Knowledge Management
  • Paper Tracks: Knowledge Organization; Information and Knowledge Management
  • Seminars: Taxonomy Tools: Requirements and Capabilities; Getting Started with Business Taxonomy Design
  • Panels: Knowledge Organization: Evaluating Foundation and Function in the Information Ecosystem; Role of Communities of Practice in Recent Responses to Disasters – Tsunami, China, Haiti, and Katrina

72nd ASIS&T AM 2009, November 6-11, 2009, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Conference Theme: Thriving on Diversity – Information Opportunities in a Pluralistic World

  • Workshops: SIG USE Symposium: Collaborative Information Seeking and Sharing (10th Anniversary)
  • Panels: Evolving Curricula in LIS-Focused Bioinformatics Programs (SIGs ED, BIO, CR, KM, STI); The DataNet Partners: Sharing Science, Linking Domains, Curating Data (SIGs KM, SI, STI); DataONE: Protecting the Future of Environmental and Ecological Data (SIGs DL, STI, KM)

71st ASIS&T AM 2008, October 24-29, 2008, Columbus, Ohio
Conference Theme: People Transforming Information – Information Transforming People

  • Co-located: ICKM Conference on Knowledge Management
  • Tracks: Knowledge Organization
  • Panels: Knowledge Management Career: Perception Versus Reality (SIG ED and KM); Tagging As A Communication Device: The Impact of Communities on Transforming Tag Information (SIG-TAG, SIG-KM and SIG-CR); Issues in the Transformation of Health and Medical Information (KM, MED); Civic Engagement, Youth, and Community: The Role of Place, Education, Information, and Technology in Shaping Civic and Political Discourse (SIG-KM); Knowledge Sharing and Management in Open Access e-Resources & Communities (KM, DL)
    SPEED MEETING: A Special Session to Introduce Attendees to Each Other in Person and via Web Cast (KM, BWP, MGT, VIS, STI)

70th ASIS&T AM 2007, October 19-24, 2007, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Conference Theme: Joining Research and Practice: Social Computing and Information Science

  • Seminars: Taxonomies in Search
  • Panels: Applying Theories of Knowledge Creation to KM Practices in Business and Government (SIG KM); Knowledge Organization Systems (KOS) Standards (Standards Committee and SIG CR); Traditional and Non-Traditional Knowledge Management in Research and Practice (SIGs KM, LT, CR); Seeking Knowledge in a Social World: Epistemological Pathways (SIG USE); Who is Tagging Information? (SIGSs USE, CR, KM); Tagging and Social Networks: The Impact of Communities on User-Centered Tagging (SIGs TAG, KM, CR); Problems with the Distribution of Health and Medical Information (SIGs KM, MED); Social Capital 2.0: New ICTs and New Social Forms (SIGs KM, CRIT)
  • Speed Meeting (SIGs KM, BWP, MGT)

69th ASIS&T AM 2006, November 3-8, 2006, Austin, Texas
Conference Theme: Information Realities: Shaping the Digital Future for All

  • Workshops: Workshop on Blogs and Wikis: How They Can Improve Conference Communications (SIGs BWP, DL, KM)
  • Panels: The Reality of the Global, Digital Workplace: Innovation in Knowledge Management (KM, MGT); Knowledge Sharing in Online Communities: Digital Trends in Practice (SI, KM, USE); Virtual Communities & Social Networks: The Impact of Blogs on Online Community and Social Engagement (KM)

68th ASIS&T AM 2005, October 28-November 2, 2005, Charlotte, North Carolina
Conference Theme: Sparking Synergies: Bringing Research and Practice Together

  • Paper Tracks: Knowledge Management, Information Organization; Information Science Education
  • Co-located: ICKM Conference on Knowledge Management
  • Seminars: Hands On Taxonomies – an Introduction to Creation and Maintenance of Controlled Vocabularies
  • Panels: Collaboration in Digital Libraries: Luminous Ideas from Health Informatics, Academic Libraries, and Historical Archives (SIGs KM, DL); Evaluating Success in Search Systems (SIGs Metrics, DL, KM, USE); Business Case Studies in Knowledge Management (SIG KM); Building Business Bridges: Useful Knowledge Management Practices for Both Libraries and Corporate Organizations (SIGs KM, MGT); Knowledge Management Practices in Organizations Undergoing Fundamental Change (SIG MGT)

67th ASIS&T AM 2004, November 12-17, 2004, Providence, Rhode Island
Conference Theme: Managing and Enhancing Information: Cultures and Conflicts

  • Track: Knowledge Management and Use
  • Panels: Information Related Management Issues: Examining the Applicability of Research Methodologies (SIGs KM, MGT); Blogs and K-Logs in Knowledge Management (SIG KM); LibQUAL+: Library Service Quality Assessment (SIG MGT, KM); Managing Information from Scientific Research Projects: Exposing Hidden Knowledge (SIG STI); Challenges in Knowledge Management Education; Knowledge, Information and Behavior: A Tribute to Patrick Wilson (SIG HFIS); Diffusion of Knowledge in the Field of Digital Library Development: How Is the Field Shaped by Visionaries, Engineers, and Pragmatists? (SIGs HFIS, DL); Reference Services and Knowledge Bases: When is Help Helpful? (SIG STI)

66th ASIS&T AM 2003, October 19-22, 2003, Long Beach, CA
Conference Theme: Humanizing Information Technology: From Ideas to Bits and Back

  • Tracks: Information Organization
  • Panels: A Science of Public Knowledge? Theoretical Foundations of LIS (HFIS); Genres & Knowledge Organization (CR, HFIS); Maturity Models and Benchmarks in Knowledge Management (KM, MGT)

65th ASIS&T AM 2002, November 18-21, 2002, Philadelphia, PA
Conference Theme: Information, Connections, and Community

  • Co-located: ASIST Knowledge Management Summit (Summit theme: Knowledge Management in the 21st Century: Moving Forward, Sustaining the Momentum)
  • Panels: Innovative uses of Knowledge Management to Maintain Competitive Advantage (SIG MGT, KM); Evolution of Knowledge Management Education (SIG KM); Visualizing Knowledge Domains (SIG CR, VIS); Knowledge Management and Organizational Climate (SIG KM); Community and Forms of Knowledge (SIGs KM & HFIS)
  • KMedu relevant: Evolution of Knowledge Management Education (SIG/KM panel); Knowledge Management and Knowledge Science Curriculum Programs in Institutes of Higher Education Examination of Case Studies Associated with an Emergent Discipline (Poster)

64th ASIS&T AM 2001, November 4-8, 2001, Washington, DC
Conference Theme: Information in a Networked World: Harnessing the Flow

  • Technical Sessions: Trends in Knowledge Management Initiatives: From the Enterprise Level to the Team Level (SIG MGT); Affective Issues in Knowledge Management: Social Capital, Narrative, and Learning (SIG KM); Knowledge Management-The Practitioner’s View (SIG KM); Knowledge Management: Contested Grounds (SIG KM); Knowledge Management/Competitive Intelligence Convergence (SIG MGT); Metrics and Knowledge Management (SIG KM)

63rd ASIS AM 2000, November 13 – 16, 2000, Chicago, IL
Conference Theme: Knowledge Innovations: Celebrating Our Heritage, Designing Our Future

  • Paper Tracks: Emerging Models for Knowledge Management
  • Technical Sessions: Digital Libraries & Their Role in Knowledge Dissemination & Creation (SIG DL); Innovative Computer-Based Medical Knowledge Resources (SIG MED); Knowledge Management in Theory (SIG KM); Teaching Knowledge Management (SIG KM)

62nd ASIS AM 1999, October 31-November 4, 1999, Washington, DC
Conference Theme: Knowledge: Creation, Organization and Use

  • Paper Tracks: Knowledge Discovery, Capture and Creation; Classification and Representation; Information Retrieval; Knowledge Dissemination; Ethical, Cultural, Social & Behavioral Aspects
  • Sessions: s. program

61st ASIS AM 1998, October 24-29, 1998, Pittsburgh, PA
Conference Theme: Information Access in the Global Information Economy

  • Seminars: Building the Virtual “Intranet” Knowledge Center; The Role of Information Management In Knowledge Management Stimulating Creativity and Innovation Through Information

60th ASIS AM 1997, November 1-6, 1997, Washington, DC
Conference Theme: Digital Collections: Implications for Users, Funders, Developers and Maintainers

  • Seminars: Building the Virtual “Intranet” Knowledge Center; Organizing and Representing Knowledge Graphically Using Classification Structures (SIG CR, HCI, VIS)

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