OPENING GENERAL SESSION: The Kindness Diaries: Recognizing Your Potential and Giving Back
Sunday, June 16, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm

Leon_Logothetis_Cropped.jpg Leon Logothetis is a TV host, producer, author, traveler and all around good guy. He is the host of The Amazing Adventures of A Nobody and author of a book by the same name. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, FOX, and BBC, among other mainstream media outlets. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Logothetis' new book, Go Be Kindavailable March 26isn’t just a journal or another how-to guide to getting what you want. It's a series of daily adventures that will help you rediscover the greatest human gift - kindness.
Leon Logothetis
Global adventurer, motivational speaker, & author/creator of the book and Netflix show, The Kindness Diaries

GENERAL SESSION: Fireside Chat: The Information Professional of the Future

Monday, June 17, 2019
3:00pm – 4:30pm

What will the future of our profession look like? What skills does the workforce need? Join leaders of iSchools in a fireside chat to discuss creating the information professional for the future. Panelists will share their perspective on how our profession can prepare for the next generation of information professionals and how the profession navigates its way through the digital revolution.

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Moderator: Hal Kirkwood, SLA President
Bodleian Business Librarian
Sainsbury Library
Said Business School
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Kendra S. Albright, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
School of Information
Kent State University
Jon Gant, Ph.D.
School of Library and Information Sciences
North Carolina Central University
Sandra Hirsh, Ph.D.
Director and Professor
School of Information
San Jose State University


CLOSING GENERAL SESSION: Racial and Sexual Bias in Digital Media
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
:45pm – 4:15pm

091318_Safiya_Umoja_Noble_AAE_Headshot-min_CROPPED.jpeg Safiya Umoja Noble, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at UCLA, and is a visiting faculty member to the University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Communication. She is the author of a best-selling book on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (NYU Press).
Safiya U. Noble, Ph.D. 
Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication
Annenberg School of Communication
University of Southern California