InfoNexus is a one-day conference organized by students in the Masters of Information Studies program at McGill University. Celebrating its 5th consecutive year, InfoNexus brings together information students and professionals from a wide range of fields. In past years, we’ve been honoured to feature professionals and topics in knowledge management, archival studies, library studies, information security, and human-computer interaction.
This year, InfoNexus “Real Talk” honors its mission by offering a platform for aspiring information professionals to learn from the people leading the field. Presenters are encouraged to share what inspires and challenges them in their work, showing a clear picture of what students can expect as they join the information field. “Real Talk” aims to showcase real life problems and solutions present in different career paths. We hope our presenters and attendees will feel inspired by the topics featured this year, as we all connect, learn and grow in this exciting field.
The InfoNexus 2019 organization committee is happy to welcome you to this year’s “Real Talk”.
Land AcknowledgementMcGill University is situated in Tiotia:ke (Montreal) on unceded territory of the Kanien’kehá:ka, a place which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst nations. The Kanien’kehá:ka, also known as the Keepers of the Eastern Door, are one of the nations that make up the Haudenosaunee Confederacy here on Turtle Island (North America). We recognize and respects the Kanien’kehá:ka as the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which we meet today. Learn more about the land you are on and have been on.
InfoNexus 2018 took place on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at Thompson House. Speakers gave their perspectives on a variety of topics in the information field. If you are currently pursuing a degree in information studies, or are interested in doing so, InfoNexus is a great opportunity to network, and gain knowledge on what sort of careers are available in this broad field. Be on the lookout for information on InfoNexus 2019!
InfoNexus 2017 was held on February 3rd and had over 70 people in attendance at Thomson House. We welcomed speakers from a variety of fields including librarianship, archives, museums, KM, and ICT. The event was followed by a lively panel and discussion period. Want to learn more? Check out the organization committee, and the 2017 speakers. See you next year!
InfoNexus 2016 was held on February 5. In its second year of re-branding, InfoNexus 2016 developed a new logo and corresponding conference materials to solidify the new name. A diverse array of topics from digital collections to information security, from reference rot to knowledge networks was presented at the 2016 conference. Check out the 2016 organization committee and the 2016 speakers, as well as their presentations. You can also find the highlights from InfoNexus 2016 on the MISSA blog and some photos in our Facebook album.
In 2015, the conference, held on February 6, was renamed InfoNexus to reflect the changing multidisciplinary nature of the Information Studies field. By shifting the focus from information technologies, services, and institutions to people, the participants of the event were able to embrace greater diversity and establish stronger connections. Check out the 2015 organizers and 2015 speakers. You can also find the highlights from InfoNexus 2015 on the MISSA (McGill Information Studies Student Association) blog and some photos from InfoNexus 2015 in our Google+ album. The decision was taken to reconstruct and consolidate the archives from the previous events. As the result of the project, the archives were published on this current website powered by WordPress. We hope you enjoy exploring our history with us!
In 2014, Web 2.U symposium conference was held on February 7 and addressed the latest trends in social media (technology, strategy, and best practices). Check out the 2014 organizers and 2014 speakers. You can also find the highlights from Web 2.U 2014 on the MLISSA (McGill Library & Information Studies Student Association) blog and some photos from Web 2.U 2014 in our Google+ album.
In 2013, the event was renamed into Web 2.U. The symposium was held on February 8. Check out the 2013 organizers and 2013 speakers. You can also find the photos from Web 2.U 2013 in our Google+ album. From now on, the web content for the event was being published on this very site powered by WordPress.
In 2011, Web 2.You was held on February 11. Check out the 2011 organizers and 2011 speakers. You can also find the highlights from Web 2.You 2011 on Graham Lavender’s blog. The web content for the event was hosted on a different, now unavailable, site.
In 2008, the very first of its kind Web 2.You workshop for information professionals was held on February 15. It was created and organized by two McGill University run by the School of Information Studies students, Amy Buckland & Jan Dawson. Check out the 2008 speakers animating the workshop that was to become an annual student-organized conference. You can also find our original wikis for the event.