The conference will take place virtually on February 8 and 9, 2021. Registration is closed. Stay up to date with IWB news by following us on social media.

Information Without Borders’ 2021 theme is Information as Power, focusing on how information can be used as a means to empower minority groups and advocate for change. Information Without Borders is an annual conference for both students and professionals working and interested in the field of Information Management. The conference is run by students in Dalhousie University’s Master of Library and Information Studies program. Information Without Borders provides an opportunity for Information Management professionals, students, and academics to engage in interdisciplinary discussion and learning.

Paper Competition

The paper competition is open to all graduate students. Papers should be 8-10 pages in length, relate to the conference theme, and be recent research (within the past two academic years). The authors of the top three papers will be asked to present their topic on the day of the conference. The authors of the chosen papers will receive a cash prize.

Academic Poster Competition

The poster competition is open to all graduate students. Posters should be 36″ x 48″ in size, based on recent research (within the past two academic years) and relate to the conference theme.  The creator(s) of the winning poster will receive a cash prize.

IWB is a student-run conference and relies heavily on both monetary donations as well as donations of objects for our silent auction. The silent auction takes place the day of the conference and is comprised largely of donated goods. We greatly appreciate your contributions in helping this day be a success and make an impact.

IWB has a limited number of volunteer positions for students in the MI program. Positions include assisting with registration, assisting with the silent auction, and event set-up and tear-down.