Paul Blake and Vincent Cassidy, co-chairs of the London Info International Conference have announced the conference themes for this year’s event.
The conference will pose the questions: What happens next? What will the information landscape look like in 5 or 10 years’ time? Who will be the stakeholders? What can we do today that will prepare us for tomorrow? Most of all, the event is a celebration of everything that actively enables the information community to be at the cutting-edge of change affecting industries globally. London Info International will be held on 5th and 6th December 2017 and The Business Design Centre, Islington, London.
This year’s conference will focus on three core themes: –
1. Planning for uncertainty
The world around is changing rapidly and it is increasingly difficult to rely on the comfort of traditional social and political reference points. Faced with shifting and new strategic and financial challenges how do we navigate a course? In this session we reflect on the impact of the last year on our industry and how to prepare for the future.
New realities, new rules – the information industry in the post Brexit, post Trump world
Trusting what you trust – retaining information integrity in the age of fake content
2. Networks, personalisation and the market of one
As informed and engaged users meet increasingly atomised information in the networked world, both information consumers and information providers strive towards personalisation. Is personalisation the endpoint of information networks and what does this mean for the information chain?
Fostering the educated information user - increasing engagement and literacy, while also learning from users themselves on how they want to engage with information services
Search in an age of mistrust – how to make sure your searches are accurate, valid and trustworthy
The emergence of a new generation of information and content technology – is this the birth of an infotech sector?
Winning the context game – providing information to users at the right moment and in the right context
3. Impact, access, ownership and rights
The open agenda is transforming our landscape. Research funders are exercising their rights on publication outcomes, researchers are more able to influence the impact of their research and the fragmentation of information in the networked world presents opportunities and challenges in equal measure.
Demonstrating value – showing the measurable and indisputable value of information in uncertain times
Information rights under stress - how can the information industry adjust to the challenges of a growing low or no pay, sharing culture among information consumers
The Open agenda – open science and the politics of change
We’re planning an inclusive event. Our invitation to participate is open to everyone in the information world. We’re looking for real-world experiences, insightful stories, unique perspectives and good work – whether you’re a senior information professional, midway in your information career or just starting out.
Submit a speaker proposal
In chairing the conference, we see ourselves as acting as a conduit to bring the information community together – and, by submitting a speaker proposal, you’ll have the chance to create with us a unique and special event.
On our conference website, you’ll find a full list of themes, as well as an online form to submit your speaker proposal. The deadline for submissions is Friday April 21st. At this time, we’re just looking for three or four paragraphs outlining your idea.