For scholars who study current and future technologies and their effects on humankind, we present Northwestern University’s InfoSocial conference. InfoSocial is a conference dedicated to sharing graduate student research investigating the interaction of technology and society . This year, our conference will focus on discussing the short- and long-term impacts of technologies on the broader social, political, and economic condition .
Our goal is to initiate conversations about ethical use of technology , civic technology for public and community use , and how technologies can enable a ‘better’ future . These are topics we believe are critical for those who work in this area to consider. We accept submissions from HCI, Computer Science, Political Science, Law, Philosophy, Sociology, Information Science, Informatics, and other related disciplines with a focus on the interaction of technology and society .
Dedicated to Graduate Students
This conference is one of the few places exclusively focused on promoting graduate student research and scholarship. InfoSocial encourages the sharing, presentation, and discussion of early and developing work and provides a safe venue to practice in preparation for future conferences. Scholars who present at this venue will gain in-depth feedback from fellow scholars about their research and presentation. InfoSocial 2017 brought together scholars from several disciplines, sparked many intriguing conversations, facilitated new friendships, and garnered a wealth of constructive feedback for attendees at all stages. We hope to repeat that success this year, so come join us at InfoSocial 2018!