Successful iAffiliates Day brings partners and faculty together

More than 120 industry and community partners and iSchool faculty and staff attended the third annual iAffiliates Day on Thursday, April 10, 2104. The event, a benefit of the iAffiliates program, provides a forum for organizations to learn about iSchool research and explore areas for collaboration using an unconference format. 

iAffiliates attendees included representatives from Alaska Airlines, Avanade, Boeing, Cisco, Costco, Ernst & Young, Expeditors, Getty Images, Google, Intel, KPMG, Medio, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Point B, ProQuest, Puyallup Public Library, Seattle Public Library, Tableau Software and Washington State Library, among others.

This year’s breakout sessions included:

  • The App Generation: Katie Davis, iSchool Assistant Professor
  • Mapping Science: Jevin West, iSchool Assistant Professor
  • Patients as Health Experts: Wanda Pratt, iSchool Associate Professor
  • Libraries in 2020: Joe Janes, iSchool Associate Professor & Tim Wadham, Director, Puyallup Public Library
  • When data and content collide: Bob Boiko, iSchool Senior Lecturer
  • Social Science & Social Media: Emma Spiro, iSchool Assistant Professor & Scott Golder, Data Scientist, Context Relevant
  • Immersive Information Environments (IIEs): Ran Hinrichs, Founder & CEO, 2B3D & iSchool Lecturer
  • A Lifelong Learning Advisory Service for Public Libraries: Jim Loter, Director of Information Technology, Seattle Public Library
  • Searching for relevance: Raman Chandrasekar, ProQuest
  • The lifecycle of terminology in information systems: Joe Tennis, iSchool Associate Professor
  • Wearable technology: The good, the bad and the future: Nam-ho Park, Regional Director, Forum One
  • Cyberattack! Barbara Endicott-Popovsky, Director for the Center of Information Assurance and Cybersecurity
  • Relating Interfaces: Jared Bauer, iSchool PhD student
  • Monetary Informatics: David Stearns, iSchool Senior Lecturer
  • Gamification of Work: Mala Chandra, iSchool Lecturer