Taxonomy Division Sessions and CE Courses at the SLA Annual Conference

We are excited to share with you the sessions and continuing education courses being offered by, or co-hosted by, the Taxonomy Division at SLA Annual Conference in Charlotte NC June 6-9, 2020. We hope to see you all there! The day and times of the educational sessions are still TBD, so please have a look at the offerings to see if there is anything of interest to you on the menu!  Conference Registration is open, and you can get the Early Bird Rate through March 25.

CE Courses will be open for registration in March.  Until then, check out the descriptions for our two courses held on Saturday, June 6.

  1. .. what’s an ontology? (Fundamental) Speaker/Instructor: Bree Midavaine (1/2 day)
  2. What am I supposed to do with this (Taxonomy) Now? (Advanced) Speaker/Instructor: Marjorie Hlava (full day)

Read more at: https://connect.sla.org/ac2020/schedule/pre-conference-courses

Educational Sessions (members, read the details here; non-members, try here for the latest information.

Revealing and Banishing Bias in Taxonomies – Partnering with DICE!

Speakers: Michael Sholinbeck, Alisha Cherr

Moderator: Michele Lamorte


Challenges in Taxonomy Building for Scholarly Research: Case Studies – Partnering with PAM!

Speakers: Katie Frey, Sharon Garewal, Heather Hedden

Moderator: Paula McCoy


Internationalization of Taxonomies and Controlled Vocabularies

Speakers: David Bender, Tatjana Hocke-Mirzashvili

Moderator: Heather Hedden


Taxonomy Roundtable

Moderator/Speaker: Benjamin Cooper

Description: Join fellow taxonomists and ontologists to discuss hot topics, areas of concern, and share success stories. Tables will be loosely grouped by industry to facilitate networking as well as learning. Discussion time will be followed by summary reports from each table about the issues and solutions discussed.


Look Behind the Curtain of Food Taxonomy: Linked Data, Machine Learning, and AI, Oh My! – Partnering with FAER (who is leading the session)

Speakers: Rhianna Gamble, Michele Lamorte

Non-members,  Join SLA for the best rates, and we'll see you in Charlotte!

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