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Session Overview
Special Panel 4: iDeans Forum
Friday, 24/Mar/2017:
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Session Chair: Ronald L. Larsen, University of Pittsburgh
Location: Southern Lake
Location: Fifth Floor Size: 80㎡

Session Abstract

The iSchools organization is growing rapidly. Since its inception in 2005, it has expanded from 10 universities in North America to more than 80 universities on 5 continents. In 2005, it was managed informally and supported by generous contributions from its founding members. Today, the organization is maturing from its relatively informal roots to a global professional society. This includes the formation of three regional organizations (Europe, Asia, and America), the formal incorporation of the organization as a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, and the development of financial and administrative infrastructure to manage the organization’s operations. Each of the regional organizations have met to advance their interests and programs during this iConference, and yesterday the primary governing body (the iCaucus) met to consider the challenges and opportunities currently facing the organization. The executive committee of the iSchools organization is convening this panel to communicate recent progress and directions for the future, including decisions made at the iCaucus that could potentially affect all members. The panel will also entertain questions and suggestions from the audience that could influence our future directions. This session is open to all iConference participants.

Organizers: Ron Larsen, iCaucus Chair; Sam Oh, iCaucus Chair-Elect; Michael Seadle, iSchools Acting Executive Director

No contributions were assigned to this session.

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