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Ilana Stonebraker, Keynote Speaker


All Hands on Deck: Social Justice, Empathy in the Age of Information Literacy

Information has become so accessible that the ability to process information now comes at a premium. What does it mean to live in a community in the age of information literacy? This presentation will cover the creation of a for-credit course, Making Greater Lafayette Greater, to better address the gaps between information access, social justice, empathy, and community.

Ilana Stonebraker is a Business Information Specialist, Assistant Professor of Library Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Her research interests include scholarship of teaching and learning, business information literacy and education, crowdsourcing and emerging metrics. She is a Library Journal 2017 Mover and Shaker, a Purdue Teaching for Tomorrow Fellow, and a recipient of the Purdue Libraries Excellence in Teaching Award. She has taught over a dozen courses within the Purdue Krannert School of Management, Purdue Hospitality and Tourism Management, and the Purdue Honors College.

Lee Reiherzer, Luncheon Speaker

Lee Reiherzer

Winnebago Beer: A History of Brewing In Winnebago County

There’s no Wisconsin county more representative of our state’s long history with beer than Winnebago County. This talk will cover the full breadth of that history from the late 1840s to the current craft beer scene. With stops along the way in the county’s hop fields and saloons. We’ll even have a taste of the sort of beer Wisconsinites were drinking in the 19th century.

A resident of Oshkosh, Reiherzer has been writing about the city’s beer culture and breweries since 2010. He co-authored the book The Breweries of Oshkosh and has written dozens of articles about beer culture and brewing history for local and national publications. He also maintains a webpage named Oshkosh Beer. In his spare time, he is an avid homebrewer. Currently he is at work on a book about the history of brewing in Winnebago County that should see release later this year or early next.

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