One of UK’s foremost information ethics experts to address CILIP conference

Luciano Floridi - photo courtesy of Ian Scott 2016

CILIP, the library and information association, is excited to bring Luciano Floridi, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford to CILIP Conference 2017.

Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute (ATI) and Chair of the ATI’s Data Ethics Research Group and Working Group on Data Ethics, Professor Floridi’s areas of expertise include the philosophy of information, computer ethics, information ethics, data ethics and the philosophy of technology. He is a member of the EU's Ethics Advisory Group on Ethical Dimensions of Data Protection and the Google Advisory Board on “the right to be forgotten”.

Professor Floridi said: “It is a timely opportunity to exchange ideas with the library and information community who, together with journalists and experts, are experiencing a profound evolution of their role from keepers to curators of the infosphere. I am pleased to have the opportunity to speak to library and information colleagues in Manchester as we face profound challenges and disruption across the information society.”

The CILIP Conference takes place 5-6 July 2017 in Manchester and will bring information, library and knowledge professionals together to discuss, understand and share insight into the key issues for the sector. Professor Floridi joins opening keynote Dr Carla Hayden, the 14th Librarian of Congress, and the first African American and first female to be appointed to the prestigious role. The full programme will be announced shortly.

New for the 2017 conference will be the introduction of a Future Trends strand aimed at Heads of Service, Senior Managers and decision makers, and will focus on the key changes we face in the future, how they will impact us and what we can do to prepare and influence the outcome. The conference will also include a range of expert-led workshops to encourage discussion, knowledge sharing and cross-sectorial learning to provide delegates with the practical skills and knowledge to positively influence the future.

Book your place at the CILIP Conference 2017 before 28 April for an early-bird discount.

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Prof Luciano Floridi (Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford)

Luciano Floridi is the OII Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford and Faculty Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute (ATI). He is Chair of the ATI’s Data Ethics research Group, and Chairman of the Ethics Advisory Board of the European Medical Information Framework and of the ATI’s Working Group on Data Ethics. He is a member of the EU's Ethics Advisory Group on Ethical Dimensions of Data Protection, of the Royal Society and British Academy Working Group on Data Governance, of Google Advisory Board on “the right to be forgotten”. His areas of expertise include the philosophy of information, computer ethics, information ethics, data ethics and the philosophy of technology. Among his recent books, all published by Oxford University Press: The Fourth Revolution - How the infosphere is reshaping human reality (2014), The Ethics of Information (2013), The Philosophy of Information (2011).

About CILIP

CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals is the leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers. CILIP’s vision is a fair and economically prosperous society underpinned by literacy, access to information and the transfer of knowledge. CILIP is a registered charity, no. 313014. Visit cilip.org.uk

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Photo of Luciano Floridi courtesy of Ian Scott (2016) - orginal adapted and resized.