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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.
9th NASKO 2023, June 15-16, 2023,
Knoxville, TN, USA Virtual venue
Conference Theme: Who Are We?: Reflecting, Shaping, and Challenging Identity Through Knowledge Organization
(Host (TBC): School of Information Sciences, College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
Conference Program TBD
Knowledge Organization history and foundations, theory, epistemological stances, domain analytical approaches, community of practices, community representation and misrepresentation, digital life-cycle, computational approaches, etc.
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)
Big Ideas, Great Careers: A Conversation with Two Legends of Knowledge Organization: Lynne Howarth and Richard Smiraglia
Knowledge Organization and Indigenous Worldviews; Resource Description in Social and Cultural Context; Knowledge Organization in History and Culture, History and Culture in Knowledge Organization; Ontologies; Social Media in the Age of the Hashtag; Critical Knowledge Organization for Society: Law, Healthcare, and Scholarship; Models, Mappings, and Meanings in Knowledge Organization; Doctoral Symposium
ISKO-CUS General Assembly
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)
An Evolving Understanding of Knowledge Organization
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
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, Champaign, Illinois, USA
Conference Theme: Visualizing Knowledge Organization: Bringing Focus to Abstract Realities
(Host: iSchool at Illinois, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Conceptual Models in Resource Description; Culture and Epistemology; Domain Analysis; Visualization; Semantics; Poster Session; Doctoral Symposium (pre-conference)
Towards a Knowledge Organization Systems Observatory
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)
Paper Sessions n.a.; Poster Session; Doctoral Symposium (pre-conference)
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)
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; Poster Session; Doctoral Symposium (pre-conference)
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)
Paper sessions n.a.; Poster Session; Doctoral Symposium (pre-conference)
Elementary structures: universe of knowledge or universe of concepts?
Instantiation: Metadata models, rationales and realities for Knowledge Organization
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)
Paper sessions n.a.
State of North American Knowledge Research
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)
Paper sessions n.a.; Poster session
ISKO-NA business meeting