July 26th, 2011
This year’s conference banquet will take place Thursday, October 13, 2011 aboard the Argosy ship Royal Argosy-Mariner. Boarding will begin at 6:00; head down after the AoIR General Meeting. Make sure you’re on board by 7:00, when the boat will leave the dock. The cruise will last from 7:00 to 9:30. Once underway, you’ll enjoy great food, a DJ, and breathtaking views.
The Royal Argosy-Mariner will return to the dock at around 9:30, but you are welcome to stay aboard and enjoy the music until 10:30.
Join your fellow IR 12 attendees for a night of good food, excellent company, and dramatic views.
Location: 1201 Alaskan Way, Pier 55/56 Seattle, WA 98101
Boarding Begins: 6:00 pm
Sailing Time: 7:00 pm-9:30 pm
Disembark By: 10:30 pm
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June 25th, 2011
Early-bird registration is now open until August 31st.
To register: If you already have an account with the ConfTool system, log in to ConfTool, choose “Register as Participant” from the menu, and follow the instructions. If you don’t have an account with the ConfTool system, choose the option of “Create account and register for conference”, and follow the instructions.
All fees listed are in U.S. dollars ($).
(through Aug. 31)
|Late or On-Site
(Starting Sept. 1)
|Professional Registration with a 1 year membership
|Student Registration with a 1 year membership
IR-12 will culminate with an banquet on the evening of Thursday, October 13. This year the banquet will be held on the Royal Argosy cruise. Conference banquet tickets cost $55 each, and guests are encouraged to attend. Additional guest banquet tickets may be purchased for $55 per guest. More information about the conference banquet will be posted soon.
A printed conference program may be purchased for $5 per guest.
May 23rd, 2011
In order to increase the diversity of participation in the AoIR annual Internet Research (IR) conferences, the Association of Internet Researchers will make available up to three conference fee waivers per year. The number of fee waivers will depend first of all upon the ability of the conference budget to sustain such waivers (a judgment to be made by the AoIR Executive Committee upon the advice of the AoIR Treasurer and the local organizing committee) as well as upon the quality of the applications for fee waivers.
Applications for fee waivers are invited from student or faculty authors whose paper or panel proposals have already been accepted via the AoIR IR conference reviewing process. All applications should be directed to the Vice-President of AoIR (Alex Halavais, firstname.lastname@example.org), and must be received by June 1, 2010. Late applications cannot be considered.
Applications should be no longer than 2 pages, and must include the following information:
1) A brief description of how the author’s presentation or contribution to the AoIR IR conference will uniquely articulate and/or represent a distinctive perspective (e.g., of persons and/or cultures) otherwise unlikely to be represented at the annual AoIR Internet Research conference.
2) An explanation of the author’s distinctive circumstances that would warrant a fee waiver. These may include, but are by no means limited to:
- exceptionally limited financial resources (e.g., as a graduate student or scholar in a non-OECD country, as a disabled person on a limited income, etc.);
- exceptional limits on institutional support otherwise normally available (e.g., travel funds, grant funds, etc.);
- other exceptional circumstances that render the usual AoIR IR conference fees an insurmountable obstacle to attending the IR conference in order to present one’s own work.
Applicants may also include a letter of support from someone familiar with her / his circumstances, special needs, etc. Such a letter is optional, however, not a requirement.
Applications will be reviewed by the AoIR Executive Committee. Fee waivers will be awarded on the basis of the Executive Committee’s collective judgment as to which presentations will make the most distinctive contribution to the AoIR IR conference. In order to respect and protect the privacy of the applicants, all Executive
Committee discussions and deliberations of fee waiver applications will be held in strict confidence.
The AoIR Executive Committee regretfully acknowledges that there will be more fully meritorious applications than we will be able to award and support. Nonetheless, we hope that awarded fee waivers will not only assist deserving scholars and researchers, but also thereby enrich the AoIR IR conferences in important new ways.
May 17th, 2011
In keeping with its commitment to students’ scholarship in the Association of Internet Researchers, the Internet Research 12.0 Doctoral Colloquium offers Ph.D. students working in internet research or a related field a special forum on October, 10, 2011. Participants will have a chance to present their dissertations-in-progress and discuss them at length, with peers and established senior researchers.
This year, Elizabeth Buchanan and Michael Zimmer will coordinate the Doctoral Colloquium, and will be joined by colleagues including:
(Others to be announced)
Interested students should prepare a two-page summary of their research. This should provide a context for the research, describe the methods being used, the progress to date, and expectations and hopes from the colloquium. Participants will be encouraged to discuss research problems or statements, methodologies, ethics, and the process of “bringing it all together” in the dissertation.
SUBMISSION/PARTICIPATION Please submit the two page application by Friday, May 31, 2011 to: Elizabeth Buchanan, at email@example.com
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by July 1, 2011. Successful applicants will be asked to prepare a four page paper on their research and the issues they wish to discuss by August 30, 2011.
March 18th, 2011
we are proud to announce our two keynote speakers for IR-12:
Tom Boellstorff is Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University ofCalifornia, Irvine, and Editor-in-Chief of American Anthropologist, the flagship journal of theAmerican Anthropological Association. He is the author of The Gay Archipelago: Sexuality andNation in Indonesia (Princeton University Press, 2005); A Coincidence of Desires: Anthropology,Queer Studies, Indonesia (Duke University Press, 2007); and Coming of Age in Second Life: AnAnthropologist Explores the Virtually Human (Princeton University Press, 2008).
More informtion can be found on his website.
Mike Monello has been intimately involved in the creative development of every project that has come through Campfire’s doors. From Beta-7 for Sega and True Blood for HBO to Frenzied Waters for Discovery, he’s led work that has been awarded top honors at the One Show, Clio, Mixx, ad:Tech, and Addy awards. A vocal force in the world of transmedia storytelling, Mike has spoken at many prestigious events, including Futures of Entertainment at M.I.T. and SXSW Interactive. Prior to co-founding Campfire, Mike was a co-creator of ‘The Blair Witch Project’; a movie that changed the way marketers approached the Internet. Before that, he worked at the Florida Film Festival for five years, where he did everything from selling tickets to acting as program director. Mike graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BA in Motion Picture Technology.
More information can be found on Campfire website or on his personal blog.