iSchool Convocation celebrates the 2023 class of graduating students receiving degrees in the Informatics, MLIS, MSIM, and Ph.D. programs. Opening remarks from Dean Anind Dey will be followed by the presentation of awards, a keynote address, and the presentation of graduates. Following the formal ceremony, there will be a reception that features refreshments and a chance for iSchool staff, faculty, students, and their guests to mingle.
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Doors open at 11 a.m. There will be a reception with light refreshments immediately following the ceremony on the concourse of Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Guests do not need tickets to attend.
Photographs from this event will be used for promotion and marketing purposes.
2023 Convocation Speaker: Tom Fay
This year's keynote speaker will be Tom Fay, chief librarian of the Seattle Public Library since 2022. Prior to that, Fay served as the library’s director of programs and services, directing the library’s public services and programs, collections, materials handling, and information technology departments at Seattle’s downtown Central Library and all 26 neighborhood branches.