Each year the Association of Internet Researchers organises a key event – the annual Internet Research conference. This conference brings together hundreds of academics, researchers, graduate students and other participants for a interdisciplinary, multi-methodological look at the Internet. The conference has developed a reputation for being friendly, welcoming of diverse opinions and broad in its scope. The conference aims to gather together leading scholars and help set directions for research within disciplines, as well as in interdisciplinary ventures. We encourage all Internet researchers to attend.

For information on the current conference visit

More information about the current conference can also be found in the AoIR Wiki


Since 2007 selected conference papers are publishes in a special issue of Information, Communication and Society (ICS).

The first conference, IR 1.0 “The State of the Discipline” was held in Lawrence in 2000. For brief information and in some cases, to view the old conference site, please see past conferences.

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