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InfoSocial 2012

Event Description

InfoSocial 2012, the first annual conference sponsored by Northwestern University’s Media, Technology, and Society program, brought together 133 graduate students from across the nation representing a wide variety of academic disciplines. The two-day inaugural conference consisted of six symposia and an hour-and-a-half long poster session, addressing topics such as privacy and information management, health communication, history of information technologies, collective action and crowdsourcing, and others.  Lively conversation continued long after the final panel at Prairie Moon Restaurant during the conference’s complimentary closing reception and dinner.  Click here for the complete InfoSocial 2012 program.

This event would not have been possible without the generous support of The School of Communication and The Graduate School of Northwestern University.  We are also grateful for the gracious involvement of our keynote speaker, Ronald Burt, six faculty panel discussants, Zizi Papacharissi, Catalina Toma, Christena Nippert-Eng, Amy Gonzales, Kevin G. Barnhurst, and Pablo Boczkowski, and forty-six student presenters.

Last year, we received 100 conference submissions from graduate students representing 47 different colleges and universities around the world. Looking forward to the next fabulous conference; we eagerly await the arrival of your submissions.Click here for information on applying to InfoSocial 2013.



“There aren’t enough ♥s in the Twitterverse to express my love for #infosocial. Thanks to everyone for making it amazing.”

“great wknd at #infosocial. such a vibrant intellectual grad-level community out there”

“Huge thanks to the #infosocial crew at northwestern for the kind invitation and an amazing conference!”