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iSchool Best Practices



  • Our program schedule is now available. Browse the conference agenda to view all 2018 presentation times. Speakers can use the search field to find their iSchool Best Practices time slots. Note that this schedule is preliminary and subject to change.
  • Click here to register. All speakers are asked to register during the early registration period, which ends Jan. 19, 2018. This will save you money and help us plan.

Following in the footsteps of last year, iConference 2018 will present a number of sessions focused on processes and techniques employed by successful iSchools worldwide. The program will consist of special presentations exploring curriculum, teaching, student experience, research, administrative management and more.

All iSchool member-institutions are invited to submit proposals and case studies to be considered for inclusion in this special program. Proposals must use the official template found here. Ideally, each submission would focus narrowly on a single best-practice topic. There is no limit to the number of submissions a school can make.

Accepted proposals will be presented at iConference 2018, and archived to the conference website after the event.

Submission Instructions

Proposals must be submitted in writing to our ConfTool submission site using this template. All proposals must be in English. Submissions will be made on our secure submissions website.

  • Length: 2,350 words maximum, plus an abstract of no more than 150 words; see template for details
  • Format: .pdf
  • Deadline: Sept. 18, 2017
  • Notification: Mid-November, 2017

Submitters agree that if accepted, at least one author will attend the iConference to make their presentation in one of the iSchool Best Practices special sessions.

iSchool Best Practices Chairs


Questions about the iSchool Best Practices track should be directed to the co-chairs listed above.

For general questions about the iConference, please contact iConference Coordinator Clark Heideger.



The Information School at Sheffield and The iSchool at Northumbria University



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Accepted papers will be published in Springer’s Lecture Notes in Computer Science


  • For general questions about the iConference, including sponsorships, please contact iSchools Communications Director Clark Heideger.

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