Save the Date!
What: NEASIS&T’s Annual Conference, co-hosted with Simmons ASIS&T.
When: March 25, 2022 (9:30 – 4:00 EST, exact timing to be finalized closer to event)
Where: virtual via Zoom
Registration opens: mid-February
Please save the date for NEASIS&T’s annual conference, which will be held virtually through Zoom.
The theme this year is
With Great Power: AI and Equity
This event looks at equity considerations when creating and deploying artificial intelligence (AI) and how we can be intentional about our use of artificial intelligence to do good and remove barriers.
AI is already very deeply entrenched in our lives. AI is deployed every time computing technology is used to help make decisions or do any of the million things that replicate human behavior. The intelligence component of AI derives from humans pouring massive amounts of data for the machine to learn, analyze, and create recognizable patterns and it reflects the best and worst of us. AI has made our lives easier in many ways; it has also perpetuated existing harmful biases and barriers which must be addressed. As the adage goes: “with great power comes great responsibility”.
Call for Proposals
We are accepting proposals for presentations, panels, workshops and posters related to our conference theme. We welcome proposals from students, faculty, practitioners, and any other role in the information sciences, libraries, archives, and other related sectors. Priority will be given to proposals from presenters in the Northeast region (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ)
Proposed topics can be in any format: panel, presentation, 10-minute lightning talk/poster, hands-on workshop, etc.
Please submit proposals through this online form: https://forms.gle/AUBHNH5HmGvpk8ZZ9
Deadline for submission: February 9, 2022
Notification by: February 18, 2022
The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) bridges the gap between information science practice and research. Members share a common interest in improving the ways society stores, retrieves, analyzes, manages, archives and disseminates information. The Northeast chapter (NEASIS&T) has a particular interest in providing low-cost professional development opportunities to practitioners who work in library digital services, IT systems, and data science.