iSchool Undergrad Events Calendar

The iSchool offers a number of events related to career and professional development, technology and information talks, research seminars, field trips, alumni panels, socials, and more. We also promote relevant opportunities on and around campus. 

We encourage students to also visit additional calendars and websites:

HandShake EventsResearch ParkNCSATechnology Entrepreneur Center (TEC),

The Career CenterOffice of Undergraduate ResearchLeadership CenterSiebel Center for Design,

Office of Technology ManagementCenter for Innovation in Teaching & Learning,

Applied Technologies for Learning in the Arts & Sciences.

National & International Scholar's ProgramsStudent Wellness

iSchool Calendars: Study Abroad Hours, iSchool Events

BSIS ICT SessionsExpress Advising

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Friday, February 4, 2022

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022

    • 11:05 - 11:50 am
    • https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvf-2oqjoqGtW2Y5s3K9I3m7LYg2u_5kkL

    Career Series for iSchool students to learn more about careers and opportunities for Information Science Professionals. The American Supply Association is the national industry trade association representing distributors and their manufacturers and manufacturer representative agencies serving the PHCP & PVF channel.

Friday, February 11, 2022

    • 9:00 am

    Bio: Maarten Sap is a Postdoc/Young Investigator at the Allen Institute for AI (AI2), working on project Mosaic, and will be starting as an assistant professor at CMU's LTI department. His research focuses on endowing NLP systems with social intelligence and social commonsense, and understanding social inequality and bias in language. He received my PhD from the University

    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • https://ccb.ischool.illinois.edu/ss/

    In this presentation, Leanne Bowler will talk about her research in the area of youth data literacy at the public library, most recently through the Data Literacy with, for, and by Youth research project. The study, framed by principles of participatory design, asks, How can public libraries, with the participation of young people, support the development of positive data

Monday, February 14, 2022

Thursday, February 17, 2022

    • 11:05 - 11:50 am
    • https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMudemrqz0rEtQFpaL5uAs8gd7x-oSIBLZW

    Career Series for iSchool students to learn more about careers and opportunities for Information Science Professionals. Wayfair is one of the world's largest home retailers. With global headquarters and an extensive network of logistics hubs and customer service centers, we’re here to create that feeling of home for everyone, anywhere.

    • 12:00 pm

    Anita L. Allen, JD, PhD, MA, is an expert on privacy law, bioethics, and contemporary values, and is recognized for her scholarship about tort law, legal philosophy, women’s rights, and race relations. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. At Penn she is the Vice Provost for Faculty and the Henry R. Si

Friday, February 18, 2022

    • All Day
    • Where: Illini Union (Ballroom)- Hybrid

    We hope you all had a great winter break and staying safe. With the semester starting, make sure to get your Datathon applications in! The applications will be closing soon, so make sure to apply as soon as you can. This event will be taking place in a hybrid mode and is available to all students, regardless of their major. We hope to see you there! 

    • 9:00 am

    Sheena Erete is a researcher and technology designer, who has studied the role of technology in addressing various social issues in Chicago for over a decade. Dr. Erete is an Associate professor in the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University and co-director of the Technology for Social Good Research and Design Lab. With a background in computer and soci

Thursday, February 24, 2022

    • 11:05 - 11:50 am
    • https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucOyrpj0vH9bpweLZiyZuMyLdxet28IsL

    Career Series for iSchool students to learn more about careers and opportunities for Information Science Professionals. Infoverity leverages real-time solutions to help you master the art of enterprise data management.

Friday, February 25, 2022

    • 9:00 am

    Bio: Angela Stewart is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, working under Dr. Amy Ogan. She graduated with her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Colorado Boulder, advised by Dr. Sidney D'Mello. Her work sits at the intersection of education, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence. She

Monday, February 28, 2022

    • All Day

    The iConference series is presented by the iSchools, a worldwide association of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Affiliation with the iSchools is not required—all information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome at the iConference.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

    • All Day

    The iConference series is presented by the iSchools, a worldwide association of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Affiliation with the iSchools is not required—all information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome at the iConference.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

    • All Day

    The iConference series is presented by the iSchools, a worldwide association of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Affiliation with the iSchools is not required—all information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome at the iConference.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

    • All Day

    The iConference series is presented by the iSchools, a worldwide association of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Affiliation with the iSchools is not required—all information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome at the iConference.

    • 11:05 - 11:50 am
    • https://illinois.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtdOmorjkvEt1RduUshGo54hg7GD_QAwPT

    Career Series for iSchool students to learn more about careers and opportunities for Information Science Professionals. Seoul Robotics creates 3D Computer Vision software that powers Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Cities and Robots.

Friday, March 4, 2022

    • All Day

    The iConference series is presented by the iSchools, a worldwide association of Information Schools dedicated to advancing the information field, and preparing students to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Affiliation with the iSchools is not required—all information scholars, researchers and practitioners are welcome at the iConference.

Friday, March 11, 2022

    • 9:00 am

    Bio: Dr. Thema Monroe-White has over 10 years of combined evaluation, research and data analytics expertise from her years as a consultant, nonprofit leader, and instructor. Dr. White's research is concerned with broadening participation in STEM-C fields, with a special emphasis on information technology, analytics and data science. She is particularly interested in the re

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

    • 12:00 pm

    Helen Nissenbaum is Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, and Computer Science, at New York University, where she is also Director of the Information Law Institute. Her eight books include Obfuscation: A User’s Guide for Privacy and Protest, with Finn Brunton (MIT Press, 2015), Values at Play in Digital Games, with Mary Flanagan (MIT Press, 2014), and Privacy in

Friday, March 25, 2022

    • 9:00 am

    Bio: Brooke Foucault Welles is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies and a core faculty member of the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University. Combining the methods of computational social science and network science with the theories of communication studies, Foucault Welles studies how online communication networks enable and cons

Friday, April 1, 2022

    • 9:00 am

    Bio: Dr. Aisha Walcott-Bryant is a research scientist and manager at IBM Research Africa - Nairobi, Kenya. She leads a team of researchers and engineers that use AI, Blockchain, and other technologies to develop innovations in Water Access and Management, core AI, and Healthcare, particularly for emerging countries. She has a strong interest in global health and developmen

Friday, April 8, 2022

    • 9:00 am

    Bio: Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel is a Professor of the Practice and the Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Department of Statistical Science and an affiliated faculty in the Computational Media, Arts, and Cultures program at Duke University. Her work focuses on innovation in statistics and data science pedagogy, with an emphasis on computing, reproducible research, student

Friday, April 15, 2022

    • 9:00 am

    Bio: Katie Shilton is an associate professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and leads the Ethics & Values in Design (EViD) Lab. Her research explores ethics and policy for the design of information technologies. She is the PI of the PERVADE project, a multi-campus collaboration focused on big data research ethics. Other p

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Friday, April 22, 2022

    • 9:00 am

    Bio: Byron Wallace is an assistant professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University. He earned his PhD from Tufts University in 2012, after which he taught at Brown University as research faculty. He joined Northeastern from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was an assistant professor in the School of Information from 2014-2016. Wal

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    • 12:00 pm

    danah boyd is a Partner Researcher at Microsoft Research, the founder and president of Data & Society, a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Georgetown University, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research focuses on the intersection of technology and society, with an eye to how structural inequities shape and are shaped by technologies. She is currentl