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:

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: School of Information Sciences, College of Communication and Information, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

    Paper Sessions:
    Knowledge Organization Foundations
    Thesaurus & Taxonomy Construction
    Knowledge Organization, Language, & Computation
    AI & Knowledge Organization
    Knowledge Organization & LGBTQ+ Identities

    Special Sessions:
    Knowledge Organization & Practice
    Knowledge Organization & Ethics

    Doctoral Symposium (By Invitation Only)
    Doctoral Symposium – Public Presentation

    Interactive Research Coffee Klatch: (Open Forum)
    Come and discuss your current research interests with other NASKnowledge Organizationers

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

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

    Conference Sessions:
    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

    Co-located events:
    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

    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, 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; Poster Session; Doctoral Symposium (pre-conference)

    Panel Discussions:
    Towards a Knowledge Organization Systems Observatory

    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 n.a.; 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; Poster Session; Doctoral Symposium (pre-conference)

    Belonging (Unconference)

    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 n.a.; Poster Session; Doctoral Symposium (pre-conference)

    Panel Discussions:
    Elementary structures: universe of knowledge or universe of concepts?

    Instantiation: Metadata models, rationales and realities for Knowledge Organization

    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 n.a.

    State of North American Knowledge Research

    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 n.a.; Poster session

    Co-located events:
    ISKO-NA business meeting

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