Join the IWB Conference Committee – September 19th

Info Mgmt Climate Change Adaptation

Are you an incoming student interested in joining the Information Without Borders Conference Committee this year? Send a resume and statement of interest to iwb@dal.ca by midnight on Friday, September 19th! IWB will be electing the following positions:

  • In-coming Programming Chair
  • In-coming Logistics Chair
  • In-coming Swag & Fundraising Chair
  • In-coming Web & Communications Chair
  • In-coming Registration Chair

Please visit the IWB website for more details.

IWB Conference Theme Announced

The last emperor

The last emperor

The 2015 Information Without Borders (IWB) Conference theme has been announced!

This year’s conference, “Information Management for Climate Change Adaptation,” will center on issues of social, economic, and environmental development.

IWB Co-chair Hilary Lynd said, “We are very excited about this topic, as we feel that it is timely, interdisciplinary and that there are many great potential speakers to draw on.” This is sure to be another transformative and fascinating conference, and a great opportunity for SIM students to engage with wider issues in the information field.

To get involved in the conference this year, check out more information here.

 

The Information Without Borders (IWB) Conference Committee

Info Without Borders

Information Without Borders (IWB) Conference Committee

The Information Without Borders Conference is a student-led initiative by the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University. Each year, IWB provides a forum for interdisciplinary discussion on a central topic affecting all professions represented at Dalhousie’s Faculty of Management.

Every year, IWB features experts from across Canada on a chosen topic. In addition, IWB’s student speaker series and poster session provides an opportunity for current graduate students to share their research with the wider community.

This year’s conference, entitled “Information Management for Climate Change Adaptation,” will examine how data is used and managed in climate research. Additionally, the conference will explore how information on climate change is disseminated, controlled, and publicized. Information management plays a significant role in perceptions and understanding of climate research both publicly and privately. The IWB conference provides an excellent forum for interdisciplinary and cross-organization discussion on this timely and pressing topic.

Registration for IWB is open to all, and we welcome any who are interested to attend! For more information please email iwb@dal.ca.

Currently, the Information Without Borders Committee for 2015 is:

  • Hilary Lynd & Jennie Thompson (Co-chairs)
  • Heather Reid (Out-going Programming Chair)
  • Allie Jardim (Out-going Logistics Chair)
  • Heather Campbell (Out-going Swag & Fundraising Chair)
  • Caitlyn Carson (Out-going Web & Communications Chair)
  • Marvellous Unuadjefe (Out-going Registration Chair)
  • Allison Manley (Finance Chair)
In Fall 2014, IWB will be looking to fill the following positions:
  • In-coming Programming Chair
  • In-coming Logistics Chair
  • In-coming Swag & Fundraising Chair
  • In-coming Web & Communications Chair
  • In-coming Registration Chair
IWB Committee Members get to collaborate with a great team to produce a professional and highly regarded event. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved and develop professional skills in a positive environment. In addition, committee members have the chance to liaise with experts in the field, from across the country. The IWB Committee meets every other week in the Fall Term, and every week until the conference in the winter term.

You can find out more about the 2014 Conference at http://iwbconference.informationmanagement.dal.ca/.

The 2014 Conference focused on issues of Privacy, Security and Surveillance. You can view the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #iwb2014.