iConference 2009 DOCTORAL COLLOQUIUM
The iConference 2009 planning committee is pleased to announce a Doctoral
Student Colloquium for this year’s iSchools Conference: iSociety:
Research, Education, Engagement. Funded by the National Science Foundation,
the Colloquium will provide doctoral students with the opportunity to
present their work to senior faculty in a setting that is relatively
informal but that allows for the fullest of intellectual exchanges.
Students will receive feedback on their dissertation and/or current
research from participating faculty and from students’ peers.
Most Colloquium activities will take place at UNC on Sunday, February 8.
Each participant will give a 10-minute presentation of their
research-in-progress, and discuss their work with colleagues and with
senior faculty members in the information field. Participants will also
receive guidance from senior faculty on preparing for the
dissertation/thesis defense, publishing research, applying for academic
positions, and starting out as an assistant professor.
Colloquium participants will take part in the poster session on Tuesday,
February 10. Students must remain with their posters during this time. The
posters will stay in the poster session room for the remainder of the day.
Participants will also gather for lunch on Monday, February 9, to discuss
their experience with colleagues and enhance fellowship with other students
and participating faculty. Participants may also be invited to attend one
or two other special events during the conference. Doctoral Colloquium
papers will be published as an electronic booklet and made available on the
conference web site.
Information about each graduate student participant in the Doctoral
Colloquium will be collected into a small booklet that will be shared with
Travel and Accommodations: The National Science Foundation grant will help
defray many of the participant’s travel and accommodations costs
associated with the Colloquium. In order to be reimbursed for travel and
accommodations, each participant is expected to participate in all parts of
the colloquium. Reimbursement for travel is only for actual costs incurred
and requires an original receipt. “Bundled” travel packages that
include airfare and hotel are not reimbursable.
Airfare: For those flying to the conference, coach class airfare will be
reimbursed at the total ticketed price, not to exceed $500. At our
discretion and if funds are available, higher airfare costs may be
compensated for travelers from more distant locations. Anyone with airfare
above $500 should notify us prior to confirming his or her travel. Anyone
traveling in conjunction with either personal or business travel, must also
notify us prior to confirming travel.
Accommodations: A block of rooms for Colloquium participants will be
reserved at one of the hotels listed on the conference web site. Students
should plan to stay with one other student at this hotel.
Registration: The conference registration will be reimbursed for approved
Incidentals: Transportation to and from airports, meals not included by the
conference, and parking fees associated with travel, will generally be
reimbursed up to $100 based on actual costs. Car rentals, parking fees
associated with car rentals, and alcoholic beverages will NOT be
reimbursed. Meals that are simultaneous to those provided during the
conference will not be reimbursed.
Payment and Receipts: We encourage students to pay for expenses using their
own funds, with reimbursement after the conference. We will provide a
travel reimbursement form at the conference. Sorry, but at this time we are
not able to advance travel funds. ORIGINAL receipts are required for all
reimbursements. No exceptions.
Director of Communications
School of Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
100 Manning Hall
Campus Box 3360
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3360
Web site: sils.unc.edu
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