North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO)*

North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO)*

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The North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO) is the biennial meeting of the International Society for Knowledge Organization’s Chapter for Canada and the United States.

Conference History:

8th NASKO 2021, July 9-11, 2021, 2021, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA Virtual venue
Conference Theme: Resilience, Resistance, and Reflection: Knowledge Organization at a Crossroads
(Host: iSchool, University of Washington)


7th NASKO 2019, June 13–14, 2019, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Conference Theme: Knowledge Organization: Community and Computation
(Host: Metadata Research Center, College of Computing & Informatics, Drexel University)

    Keynote: An Evolving Understanding of Knowledge Organization

    Conference Sessions: Representing Visual Culture in Knowledge Organization; Perspectives on the Knowledge Organization Community; Knowledge Organization and Global Issues; Current Interpretations of Earlier Knowledge Organization Theorists; Epistemology, Meaning, and Warrant in Knowledge Organization; Data Management and Scholarly Communications; Poster session; Doctoral Symposium

    Co-located events: ISKO-C/US General Assembly; Metadata Mixer: End of Academic Year gathering of metadata and KO researchers

6th NASKO 2017, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (iSchool), Champaign, Illinois, USA
Conference Theme: Visualizing Knowledge Organization: Bringing Focus to Abstract Realities
(Host: iSchool at Illinois, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

    Conference Sessions: Conceptual Models in Resource Description; Culture and Epistemology; Domain Analysis; Visualization; Semantics; Towards a Knowledge Organization Systems Observatory (panel); Poster Session; Doctoral Symposium (pre-conference)

    Co-located events: ISKO-C/US General Assembly

5th NASKO 2015, June 18-19, 2015, University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA
Conference Theme: Producing Knowledge Organization
(Host: Graduate SChool of Education and Information Studies, University of California at Los Angeles)

    Conference Sessions: Paper sessions; Poster Session; Doctoral Symposium (pre-conference)

    Co-located events: ISKO C-US Business Meeting

4th NASKO 2013, June 13-14, 2013, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Conference Theme: Transition Cultures, Transition Knowledge Organization: Evolving Exploration, Critical Reflection, and Practical Work
(Host: School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

    Conference Sessions: Revealing Transitions through Domain Analysis; Tagging as Transition; Transitions in archives and the history of Knowledge Organization; Subject analysis & cognition; Postmodernist transitions; Pushing boundaries in Knowledge Organization today; Belonging (Unconference); Poster Session; Doctoral Symposium (pre-conference)

    Co-located events: ISKO C-US business meeting

3rd NASKO 2011, June 16-17, 2011, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canda
Conference Theme: Expanding Our Horizons, Evaluating Our Parameters
(Host: Velma Rogers Graham Research Chair in News, Media, and Technology, Ryerson University)

    Conference Sessions: Paper sessions; Elementary structures: universe of knowledge or universe of concepts? (panel); Instantiation: Metadata models, rationales and realities for Knowledge Organization (workshop); Poster Session; Doctoral Symposium (pre-conference)

    Co-located events: ISKO-C/US business meeting

2nd NASKO 2009, June 18-19, 2009, Syracuse University; Syracuse, New York, USA
Conference Theme: Pioneering North American Contributions to Knowledge Organization
(Host: School of Information Studies, Syracuse University)

    Conference Sessions: Paper sessions; State of North American KO research (workshop)

    Co-located events: ISKO-Canada/USA chapter meeting

1st NASKO 2007, June 14-15, 2007, June 14-15, 2007, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Conference Theme: Knowledge Organization, Classification Systems, and Controlled Vocabularies Adjust to New Technologies and Service Areas– What are YOU Doing?
(Host: Faculty of Information, University of Toronto)

    Conference Sessions: Paper sessions; Poster session

    Co-located events: ISKO-NA business meeting

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