Dalhousie’s 13th annual student-run Information Without Borders Conference (IWB) will be held on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019. IWB conferences are recognized for their relevant, progressive and thought-provoking themes aimed at professionals in the field of information management. Past conferences have focused on topics such as Digital Governance, Managing Health Information, and Climate Change Adaptation. An added incentive to attend: the 2019 IWB Conference is being held during the year that the School of Information Management is celebrating SIM50.
In a recent virtual interview, CEGE Connection spoke with Cassandra Larose, the IWB 2019 Co-Chair, to discover what is being planned for IWB 2019.
Plans for the 2019 IWB Conference are well underway. Our 2019 theme is Access to Information, which is relevant within our world of advanced technology. For example, access is the topic of a recent media discussion in Nova Scotia. Access to information applies to everyone, not only corporations or governmental agencies. Who has access to information, including personal information? How do we obtain and make use of the information that is available? What information should be accessible? Or protected? What policies should be in place to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and information?
We are excited about the conversations that will come out of this conference and invite anyone interested to consider attending. We encourage you to connect with us over our social media venues for updates in the coming weeks: @IWB_Conference on Twitter and @iwbconference on Facebook. Our website is iwbconference.ca. Registration information and speaker announcements will be coming Fall 2018.
A special message from SIM students on the executive committee: We want to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or suggestions.