What is InfoSocial?

InfoSocial is the graduate student research conference of Northwestern’s Media, Technology, & Society (MTS) doctoral program.

The annual two-day event showcases a variety of student research that explores the exciting new opportunities and challenges created for scholars across disciplines as they utilize the wealth of new data sources made possible by the increasingly abundant information infrastructure of contemporary society.

InfoSocial 2013

We are excited to announce that Sara Kiesler, the Hillman Professor of Computer Science and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), will be our 2013 keynote speaker. Robert Hariman of Northwestern University, Zizi Papacharissi of University of Illinois, Chicago, Christian Sandvig of the University of Michigan, and Jeffrey Treem of The University of Texas at Austin will serve as panel discussants.

This year’s conference is quickly approaching! Registration closes Wednesday, October 23rd.

When and Where

InfoSocial will be held on October 25th & 26th, 2013 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

More Information

All meals will be provided to registered attendees, including fully-catered receptions on both Friday and Saturday evenings!

Questions? Contact us at mtsconference@u.northwestern.edu and via Facebook or Twitter.


We are currently seeking sponsors for InfoSocial 2013. If you or your organization are interested in sponsoring this year’s proceedings, please email us at mtsconference@u.northwestern.edu.