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87th Annual Meeting of the
Association for Information Science and Technology

25-29 October, 2024
Calgary, AB, Canada
Calgary Hyatt Regency Hotel

Putting People First: Responsibility, Reciprocity and Care in Information Research and Practice

Registration for the 2024 ASIS&T Annual Meeting will open in early June. Stay tuned for details on Early Bird registration deadlines so you can enjoy the best rates for the meeting.

Both Keynote Speakers for the 2024 ASIS&T Annual Meeting have been announced. 

Opening Keynote Speaker- Lerato Chondoma, LL.B. MBA Theme: TBA

Lerato hails from the Batuang Clan of ba ha Moletsane from Lesotho in Southern Africa and lives as uninvited guest on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people, where she works and raises her children. She is currently the inaugural Associate Director for the Indigenous Research Support Initiative at the University of British Columbia.

Lerato is a proven strategic leader, public sector administrator and employment equity lawyer- deeply rooted in racial equity and anti-racism, DEI, decolonization and reconciliation. In her work at UBC, Lerato champions and supports scholarship and discourses in Indigenous community-based research, intersectional equity, decoloniality and critical race theory, that focus on the interests and priorities of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities and researchers. She also works to understand how systems, policies and procedures can better support community-university collaborations and address issues of racism, decolonization, equity and justice on individual and system-wide levels. Lerato is very interested in exploring new approaches to recognize and center alternative ways of knowing and doing and how these are measured and evaluated in our academic systems

Lerato holds several leadership positions at UBC as well as provincially and nationally including serving as previous Chair of the Blackness Committee on the UBC Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence Task Force, previous Vice-Chair for the Racial and Ethno-Cultural Equity Advisory Committee that advises Vancouver City Council and as a current Director and member of the Board Executive for the Canadian Black Policy Network.

Closing Keynote Speaker- Ranjit Singh: The Ordinary Ethics of Putting People First

Ranjit Singh is a senior researcher at Data & Society, conducting qualitative research for the Algorithmic Impact Methods Lab. With a particular focus on research equity, he also helps guide the organization’s commitment to equitable research practices both internally and with its external partners. Singh’s work examines the everyday experiences of people subject to data-driven practices and follows the mutual shaping of their lives and their data records, aiming to understand how data is increasingly used to imagine and develop new digital solutions for democratizing inclusion. His research sits at the intersection of data infrastructures, majority world scholarship, and public policy, and uses methods of interview-based qualitative sociology and multi-sited ethnography.

Submission Deadlines

The submission deadlines for Posters and the Doctoral Colloquium are quickly approaching.

  • The deadline for Posters is 29 May 2024, 11:59 PM EDT.
  • The deadline for the Doctoral Colloquium is 5 June 2024, 11:59 PM EDT.  

See the Annual Meeting website for the full call for proposals and submission instructions.

Hotel Accommodations

Get the Best Rate for Your Hotel Reservation for the 2024 Annual Meeting. Book by October 2, 2024 to receive the ASIS&T group rate. Use the booking website or call the reservations department at 1-800-233-1234 and request the group code: G-ASI2. Reservations made through third-party vendors do not count toward the ASIS&T-contracted room totals.

Why It's Important to Book Within the Official Housing Block
Here's how you and ASIS&T benefit when you book your stay within the ASIST hotel block at the Hyatt Regency Calgary, the official hotel contracted for the 2024 Annual Meeting:

  1. ASIS&T has contracted hotel rooms at discounted rates on your behalf. If our contracted housing obligations are not met, the Association will pay substantial penalty fees to the hotel. This will require us to increase registration rates in the future to cover such penalties.
  2. The hotel provides the Association with complimentary meeting space, which keeps the registration fees low. However, we must utilize a certain number of contracted sleeping rooms to receive the space complimentary.
  3. The Association can monitor attendance through our room block. This enables us to be better prepared and helps with cost containment.
  4. Part of the Association's business value to a city is measured by the total number of sleeping rooms utilized inside our contracted room block, as well as our spending on other services at the hotel. Booking within our block helps us to maintain our strong business value, which is critical to our negotiations with future cities and cost-containment efforts.