Friday, October 14

15:00-17:00  Migrant and Refugee Information Studies (MARIs) Network

Are you a Library and Information Science researcher who is working with refugee or  migrant  information issues? Perhaps you are interested in areas related to social inclusion and public libraries, the role of technology in refugee or migrant resettlement or working with  culturally diverse communities?

If you are interested in meeting other researchers to discuss the issues and challenges that this area of research and practice presents, then please RSVP and  join us at ASIS&T on Friday 14th October  15:00-17:00 at  the hotel.

Saturday, October 15

17:00-19:00 Women Leaders of the Information Field Happy Hour

Are you a woman program director, chair, director, dean in a library or information science program?  Do you manage a research center or lab?  Are you interested in leadership positions and advancement in the information field in the future and want to meet like-minded women?  All women leaders in the information field (present or future) are invited to meet each other at this informal happy hour.  Please RSVP and meet at 17:00-19:00 at the hotel bar/Atrium for a complimentary drink and snacks.

Saturday, October 15

17:30-20:00  miniBARcamp

Get together one evening prior the conference in an open space for interesting discussions.  The idea is to share research backgrounds / own interests and to get in touch with persons with similar interests. As a special option we invite students and colleagues from Copenhagen to participate in this miniBARcamp to bring together ASIS&T members and people from Copenhagen. Even if they are not participating at the conference or not a member of ASIS&T. We would like to foster or enable opportunities for future collaboration and enhance the visibility of ASIS&T in Copenhagen. If you like this idea, please give us a hint if you will participate by filling out a short form to help us to plan this evening event:  Snacks and drinks are kindly sponsored by the European Regional and European Student Chapters of ASIS&T and ASIST HQ.  Please RSVP here! After the miniBARcamp we like to invite all participants to explore the city with us.

Sunday, October 16

12:00  New Member/First Conference Brunch

New ASIS&T members and first-time attendees will receive a special invitation to this brunch. To make the conference experience more enjoyable, guests will get a preview of ASIS&T meetings and be able to make contacts at the start of the meeting.  Please RSVP here!

19:00  Welcome Reception

Enjoy delicious hors d’oeurves and drinks with your colleagues as ASIS&T welcomes you to its 79th Annual Meeting!  Please RSVP here!

Special Interest Groups and Chapters will be represented, giving members and potential members a fun opportunity to share ideas and get acquainted.

Monday, October 17

12:00-13:30  Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon

This luncheon is designed to deepen engagement with multiple aspects of diversity and inclusion and is intended as a social engagement platform to celebrate diversity, discuss challenges, and collaborate on strategies to bolster diversity and inclusion in ASIS&T. During the luncheon, a list of select speakers will share their personal views and life experiences on specific issues regarding diversity and inclusion which will highlight everyday challenges and strategies and serve as prompts for table discussions among lunch attendees. Attendees will then be invited to discuss related issues in lunch table groups.  There will be a nominal fee to attend.

18:30  President’s Reception Featuring Posters

Visit with friends – old and new – at this John Wiley & Sons sponsored gala. Interact with meeting attendees, Poster authors, and learn the winners of the Best Paper and Best Poster Awards from the Annual Meeting Committee.  Please RSVP here!

20:00  International Reception

Our special thank you to recognize those from other countries who help make the meeting a success. Meet the winner of the International Paper Competition and past winners who are at the conference.  Please RSVP here!

Contribute to the silent auction by bringing international items that can be auctioned. These can be given to anyone from SIG/III for the auction. All proceeds go to the SIG/III InfoShare program to sponsor international members from developing countries.

Tuesday, October 18

7:30  Early Career Coffee

Are you pre-tenure on a tenure-track position? A post-doc? Started your new position in the last five years? Join us to mingle with other early career scholars/professionals over breakfast.  Please RSVP here!

12:00  Annual Awards Luncheon

Join us to celebrate the major accomplishments in the field of information science as ASIS&T bestows its prestigious Annual Awards at the Annual Luncheon. One ticket to the luncheon is included with all full conference registrations (including full conference student registrations); additional tickets may be purchased at ASIS&T registration.  Please RSVP here!

18:30  University Reception

Academic institutions share the sponsorship for this informal opportunity to renew relationships with faculty, colleagues, classmates, staff and others.  Please RSVP here!

20:00  SIG CON

Come see the lighter side of ASIS&T! Don’t miss this opportunity to see ASIS&T attendees have fun with information science through parody and satire.  Please RSVP here!