Letter from the Conference Chairs

Amelia Clarkson, Anja Hamilton, Claudia Palermo, Lillian Rigling

Abstract


At times at the iSchool it can seem like we come from very different perspectives that do not always have the chance to intersect, and in in part this conference was designed to accommodate this kind of collaboration and communication. Academic conferences tend to have very broad themes, in an attempt to be as inclusive as possible and to be open to individual interpretation. When the 2016 conference co- chairs came up with this year’s theme, “defying conventions,” we liked the idea of coming together and pushing boundaries. We also found that, as Master of Information and Master of Museum Studies students, we were facing professions in flux, requiring us to continually evolve. 


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