NASKO 2017: Visualizing Knowledge Organization: Bringing Focus to Abstract Realities

The sixth North American Symposium on Knowledge Organization (NASKO 2017) will be held June 15-16, 2017, in Champaign, Illinois, USA. Please read on for conference information.

Call for papers:

The call for papers can be found here.

Conference Program and Proceedings:

The NASKO 2017 program can be found here.

Conference Location:

iSchool at Illinois, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 501 E. Daniel Street, MC-493, Champaign, IL 61820-6211


A map is available here.


Three locations have been reserved for the conference:

Illini Union Hotel (reserve before May 12, 2017)

Room Rates:

  • Full-size: $104.00/night plus tax

  • Queen or King: $109.00/night plus tax

  • Suite: $184.00/night plus tax

  • No charge for the 2nd guest. $10 charge for 3rd and 4th guest.

To make reservations online:

  • Book now

  • Fill in dates and other info.

  • Way at the bottom, click on the circle of the “Group Booking Code.”

  • Fill in your group booking code.

  • Click on “Check Availability”.

  • Your group booking code is: NASKO

To make reservations by phone: 217-333-3030. Guests will need to ask for group code: NASKO and give the dates.

TownePlace Suites Champaign Urbana/Campustown (reserve before May 26, 2017)

Room Rates:

  • $109.00/night

To make reservations online: Book here

University Housing--Nugent Hall

Taxed Room Rates:

  • Shared room: $32.33/night

  • Single room: $49.56/night

Information about the accommodations:

To make reservations online:

  • Book here

  • There is a space to add the conference you are attending.

Local Transportation

Campus Maps of University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Public Transportation (Bus Service)

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District

Taxi & Limo Services

  • A and L Taxi 217-621-9906

  • C-U Taxi 217-202-8301

  • Campus Taxi 217-355-8634

  • Checker Cab 217–0200

  • Cindy’s Cab Service 217-384-7777

  • Corky’s Cab Co. 217-892-4401

  • Mommy’s Cab 217-344-8731

  • Scottie’s Taxi 217-480-3400

  • Special Care Transport, Inc. 217-344-8731

  • Yellow Checker Cab 217-355-3553

  • Andy’s Limousine Service 217-352-3859

  • Illini Limo 217-384-5892

  • NCD Limousine Service 217-202-4696

  • Starr Limousine 217-356-6696

Car Rentals

  • Avis 217-359-5441
  • Enterprise 217-351-1400, 217-355-1300

  • Ford Rent a Car System 217-356-8366

  • Hertz 217-359-5413

  • National Car Rental 217-352-2775, 217-359-5259

  • Premier Car Rental 217-328-1463

Bike Rentals


Online registration is closed:

Online rates before June 14th Onsite rates
ISKO Member
Regular 50 USD 75 USD
Student 25 USD 75 USD
Retired 25 USD 75 USD
Non-members [A 1 year membership for ISKO is included in fee]
Regular 145 USD 170 USD
Student 50 USD 100 USD
Retired 50 USD 100 USD

Travel Bursaries

ISKO-C/US is awarding $250.00 travel bursaries to two graduate students attending NASKO 2017. If you would like to make a contribution to defray the costs of the travel bursary program, you are invited to do so here,

Planning Committee:

Kathryn La Barre, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Thomas Dousa, University of Chicago
Patrick Keilty, University of Toronto
Barbara Kwasnik, University of Syracuse
Hur-Li Lee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee
Richard Smiraglia, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Laura Ridenour, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Program Committee:

Richard Smiraglia, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, co-chair
Laura Ridenour, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, co-chair

Ann Graf, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Athena Salaba, Kent State University
Daniel Martínez Ávila, Universidade Estadual Paulista – UNESP
Cristina Pattuelli, Pratt University
Dagobert Soergel, University at Buffalo
Eva Hourihan Jansen, University of Toronto
Hur-Li Lee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee
Jane Greenberg, Drexel University
Jonathan Furner, University of California Los Angeles
Karen Snow, Dominican University
Lynne Howarth, University of Toronto
Marcia Zeng, Kent State University
Rachel Clarke, University of Syracuse
Sandy Roe, Illinois State University
Thomas Dousa, University of Chicago
Rick Szostak, University of Alberta
Melodie Fox, Bryant and Stratton College
Melissa Adler, University of Kentucky
Margaret E. I. Kipp, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Michael Ginda, Indiana University