2022 Charleston Conference

Hybrid Conference: In-Person and Virtual Attendance Options

In Person: November 1 – 4, with livestreams available for Plenary sessions.
Online: November 14 – 18, all in-person conference content plus exclusive “online only” sessions.

Locations: Charleston Gaillard Center and the Francis Marion Hotel
Downtown Charleston, SC, USA

The virtual conference will be held online through the Cadmore Media platform.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers and Plenary Sessions:

  • Dr. Buhle Mbambo-Thata, University Librarian, National University of Lesotho
  • Caroline Sutton, CEO, STM
  • Robert Manuel, President, DePaul University
  • Charleston Premiers, moderated by Darrell Gunter, CEO, Gunter Media Group
  • Long Arm of the Law panel, moderated by Ann Okerson, Senior Advisor, CRL
  • Closing Summary by Derek Law, Professor Emeritus, University of Strathclyde

Opening Keynote: We Will Get There, Together!
By Buhle Mbambo-Thata, University Librarian, National University of Lesotho

The unprecedented uncertainty sparked by global issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, political conflict, and the impact of mis- and disinformation require us to rethink who we are as humans. As information professionals, knowledge transfer offers us an opportunity to promote equity and social justice, not only between the global North and South, but between rural and urban communities, and other instances of unequal power. By seeking transformation, digital equity, and decolonization, knowledge practitioners can take the lead, using information as the currency of optimism, collaboration, and cohesiveness. Let’s explore knowledge paradigms that harness equality, fairness, and universal access to create the world we want to see–one where the common good is a norm. Join us for a talk about several different pathways we can all use to get there, together!

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