You are invited – 2011 Information and Social Networks Symposium

Friday, November 4th, 2011 8:30am -12:30pm                                 

Dalhousie University Faculty of Management – Rm 6089

6100 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3H 4R2

Free and Open to the public – Seating is Limited

For a complete schedule & to RSVP click HERE

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The theme for this year’s symposium is “Online Communities and Social Media: How companies and organizations can use social media to build communities of loyal clients and supporters.” The symposium will feature keynote speaker Dr. Caroline Haythornthwaite who will present her latest work on “Peer Production: Networks, Crowds and Communities organizing”.  Dr. Haythornthwaite is a Professor and Director of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia. Previously Dr. Haythornthwaite was a faculty member at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) for 14 years. Her research focuses on how the Internet, computer-mediated communication and information technologies support work, learning and social interaction, and she approaches this primarily from a social network perspective.

The symposium will also feature 6 other experts in Social Media who will be presenting in two complementary sessions: Session I- Social Media Research in Academia and Session II-Panel Discussion on Social Media Use in Business and Academia. If you have any questions about this event, please contact philip.mai@dal.ca.