More information on the history of the roundtable can be found here

Important Dates

March 15: Conference Paper Due

March 15: Deadline to send in electronic registration form. A registration fee* of $75 will be paid online

March 23: Deadline for conference accommodation rate at Campus Towers Hotel & Varscona Hotel

March 28: Program will be added to the website

April 11: Deadline for participants to reserve a seat for Friday Night Conference Dinner. Tickets will be $25 and can be purchased on site on April 24, 2014.

April 15: Early bird Registration deadline

*Registration fee will include refreshments during coffee/tea breaks and lunch on Thursday, April 24 and Friday April 25.

                                With Special Guest Poet: Ahmed "Knowmadic" Ali 

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Rafael Capurro
Stuttgart Media University

April 24, 2014 

Rafael Capurro was born in 1945 in Montevideo (Uruguay). He earned a PhD in Philosophy from Düsseldorf University in 1978. Dr. Capurro was Professor Emeritus of Information Science and Information Ethics at Stuttgart Media University from 1986 to 2009, Lecturer in Ethics at the University of Stuttgart from 1989 to 2004 and Distinguished Researcher in Information Ethics at the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the United States. He is co-founder of the Capurro-Fiek-Foundation for Information Ethics and currently the president of the International Center for Information Ethics (ICIE), editor-in-chief of the International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE), and Distinguished Researcher at the African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.  

Nathaniel F. Enright       Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT)                        

April 25, 2014

Nathaniel F. Enright is currently completing his PhD at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. After a stretch working as a prison librarian, Nathaniel began to perceive more clearly the mutual interdependencies of information, labor, capital and class. These motifs continue to be central to his research. His PhD research focused on the restructuring of capitalism, the neoliberalization of risk and the structural violence of social and economic reproduction as critical components to the expansion of what is conventionally understood as the information society. He has published papers on and spoken at conferences about capitalism, the marketization and political economy of information, information ethics, the history of information literacy, the increasingly central role of proprietary algorithms on research and scholarship, intellectual property rights and the production of technology and waste. 

Special Guest Presenter

Dr. Catherine Odora Hoppers 

University of South Africa (UNISA)