Here you will find lists of upcoming conferences in the field of media and communication research.

Please contact  Mia Jonsson Lindell with details of current conferences in the field of media and communication.

22 Nov to 24 Nov 2017

Aalborg, Denmark

Big Video Sprint 2017

This mini-conference is targeted at practitioners of qualitative video ethnography and ethnomethodological conversation analysis who are exploring new ways of collecting time-based records of social, material and embodied practices as live-action events in real or virtual worlds.
Keynote speakers:
Anne Harris, RMIT University, Australia; Robert Willim, Lund University, Sweden; Adam Fouse, Aptima, USA;  Paul McIlvenny & Jacob Davidsen, Aalborg University, Denmark.

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Aalborg University

22 Nov to 24 Nov 2017

Dunedin, New Zealand

Mediating the Real 2: Mediations in a 'Post Truth' Era

This conference asks and unpacks the interactions of (post) truth, the 'real' and contemporary media. Building on and following from the success of Mediating the Real ‘1’, we encourage critically informed approaches – particularly drawing from the work of Lacan. However, this time too, we invite scholars engaged with Jean Baudrillard's prolific engagement in these matters. 

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University of Otago

23 Nov to 24 Nov 2017

Lisbon, Portugal

Conference on the Science and Arts of Video Games

This event aims to bring the contributions of the academy and industry together, to establish a common ground in game studies. The main objective of this conference is to promote the scientific culture, research and the video game industry in Portugal, emphasizing several different subjects. 


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23 Nov to 25 Nov 2017

Münster, Germany

Late Autumn School “Trust through the changes of time? The constitution and meaning of trust in digital times

The participants and the invited researchers will discuss the constitution and meaning of trust in digital times. Furthermore, the participants are given the opportunity to discuss their research projects with the keynote speakers in workshops. Applications are accepted from PhD and master students in communication science, psychology, economics, information systems and sport & exercise sciences as well as similar research fields. Keynote:  Prof. Dr. Roger Mayer (NC State University), Prof. Dr. Sirkka Jarvenpaa (University of Texas), Prof. Dr. Yariv Tsfati (University of Haifa). 

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23 Nov to 24 Nov 2017

São Paulo, Brazil

International Symposium on Journalism in Multiplatform Environments

This year’s programming will focus on the journalism market and its expanding frontiers, as well as the changes that are brought to production languages by the demand for multiple platforms. We look forward to having, during the two days of the symposium, discussions that focus on the fact that we are currently working on shaking grounds with well established processes going through a rearranging and revision process. 

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FIAM-FAAM | Professional Master of Science in Journalism

23 Nov to 25 Nov 2017

Jyväskylä, Finland

The 24th Nordic Intercultural Communication Conference

University of Jyväskylä and JAMK University of Applied Sciences welcome you all to the 24th Nordic Intercultural Communication conference with the theme Diversities, mobilities, and cultural identities in the balance.

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University of Jyväskylä

24 Nov to 24 Nov 2017

Bath, United Kingdom

Transmedia UK: Sector by Sector

Audiences now engage with media across multiple platforms, following the fictions of films and books across social media and video games, exploring brand universes and publishing enterprises across television, comics, websites, apps, etc. This academic-industry workshop aims to identify the strategies and principles that now make up the transmedia practices in and across online gaming, publishing, mobile media, digital marketing and beyond, examining which practices operate across these various sectors while exploring what it means to distinguish between storytelling, publishing, interactivity and marketing in today's transmedia environment.


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Bath Spa University

24 Nov to 26 Nov 2017

Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Children's Media Symposium

The Children’s Media Symposium represents a chance for the creative sector and the academic community to engage and collaborate in exploring the complex relations between this special audience and a fast-changing media landscape.

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Arts Research in the Creative Humanities

27 Nov to 29 Nov 2017

Rovaniemi, Finland

MEC2017 - Under the Northern Lights

Media Education Conference - MEC (former NBE) is an informal conference which participants attend to exchange ideas and information dealing with media education, educational use of ICTs and learning environments.
This 6th MEC will return to Rovaniemi where it all started in 2005.
Keynote speakers:
Professor Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK
Executive Director, Dr Keith Devlin, Stanford University, H-STAR Institute, USA

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Centre for Media Pedagogy at the University of Lapland

29 Nov to 30 Nov 2017

Helsinki, Finaldn

Art of Research 2017 conference

The theme of this sixth Art of Research conference addresses the agency of the artist-researcher as a catalyst that challenges established ideas and produces new thinking through artistic and practice-led research. We encourage submissions from artist-researchers and practice-led researchers representing different art forms e.g. contemporary art, film, photography, scenography, craft, design, media and architecture.


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Aalto University

3 Dec to 5 Dec 2017

Gävle, Sweden

Consuming the Environment

Consuming the Environment is a humanistic research initiative to a multidisciplinary approach. This year´s conference highlights urbanization and vulnerability.

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University of Gävle

4 Dec to 5 Dec 2017

Helsinki, Finland

Elements of Success. Rethinking Audience and Production Studies as Practice

Elements of Success in the Finnish film industry (EoS) is a research group at the Department of Film, Television and Scenograpy, at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland, which studies the film-making processes, film production cultures and contemporary film audiences. The focus is on the actual film-making process and the factors that contribute to a film’s success. The aim is to facilitate decision-making and contribute to the business know-how of film production companies.
Confirmed keynote speakers include: Professor John Caldwell, University of Los Angeles California: Associate Professor Eva Novrup Redvall, University of Copenhagen.

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Aalto University

4 Dec to 7 Dec 2017

Manchester, UK

Children's Global Media Summit

Celebrating the best content, tackling the importance of education, protection and empowerment the event promises to be crucial for anyone involved in children’s Media. The Summit will help shape the future of children’s media for the next decade by bringing together iconic speakers, debates, masterclasses and a showcase of the most cutting edge content and technology on the market. The programme is designed around five main themes – education, empowerment, entertainment, innovation and protection – with each of these themes having dedicated content, speakers and new ideas helping to advance the debate and create a lasting legacy.
The Children’s Global Media Summit is the eighth which has been commissioned by the World Summit on Media for Children Foundation. The summit has been held in a different location every three years since it started in Melbourne, Australia in 1995.

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World Summit on Media for Children Foundation

4 Dec to 6 Dec 2017

Newcastle, Australia

The Second Coming of Journalism?

The University of Newcastle will host the annual conference of the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia.
Truth in a post-truth world
Fake news: opinions vs facts vs alternative facts
Comedy and news: a marriage of convenience?
Beyond the capitals: is the future of journalism in the regions?
Advocacy journalism: collaboration for a community outcome
How do we best prepare contemporary undergraduate and postgraduate students

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Journalism Education & Research Association of Australia

6 Dec to 6 Dec 2017

Copenhagen, Denmark

Bedre digitale oplevelser til børn og unge

Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen og Det Danske Filminstitut afholder i fællesskab en konference, der skal inspirere biblioteker og museer til at bringe de nye digitale muligheder konstruktivt og effektivt i spil i formidlingen til børn og unge.

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Slots- og Kulturstyrelsen

6 Dec to 6 Dec 2017

Stockholm, Sweden

Visions & Mediations of Northern Spaces

To explore this intersection between political decision making and mediation of the Arctic in a rapidly evolving media landscape, a group of international scholars and media practitioners are gathering for a workshop in Stockholm 6-7 December 2017. The aim of this workshop is to start a discussion about the implications of the changing media and political landscape for circumpolar regional governance. 

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6 Dec to 7 Dec 2017

Los Angeles , United States

All Things in Moderation

All Things in Moderation: The People, Practices and Politics of Online Content Review – Human and Machine. Beyond analyzing the contemporary case of commercial content moderation across the social media and other digital industries, we anticipate that All Things in Moderation will require a look to the past and to other media sectors, as well as a gaze into the future, to anticipate the problems  related to CCM and to our social media-reliant world, and to collectively think about solutions.

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6 Dec to 8 Dec 2017

Bremen, Germany

The Mediatization of Time – Conference 2017

The conference invites participants to think through the interplay of media and data in respect of the way social time is constructed, modulated, and experienced. This allows to appreciate how new technologies and representations deeply affect the temporal organization of today’s media suffused societies, and it also sheds light on transformations in mediating time. 

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ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research and School of Culture and Education, Södertörn University.

7 Dec to 8 Dec 2017

Bremen, Germany

The Mediatization of Time: New Perspectives on Media, Data and Temporality

This conference invites to think through the role of media and data people have or had at hand to time their interactions, relations, and states of being. It encourages submissions related to the mediation of time and the timing of media(ization.
Speakers include: Staffan Ericson, Johan Fornäs, Södertörn University; Andreas Hepp, University of Bremen; Emily Keightley Loughborough University; Irene Neverla, University of Hamburg; Elizabeth Prommer, University of Rostock; Espen YtrebergHelge Jordheim, University of Oslo.

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ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research University of Bremen

7 Dec to 9 Dec 2017

Lingnan University, Hong Kong

Digital Media and Borders

Infrastructures, Mobilities, and Practices across Asia and Beyond. 
Digital communication, despite its apparent immateriality, remains dependent on infrastructure placed somewhere. This workshop focuses on the intersection of urban situatedness and geo-location in order to examine the spatial relations that digital infrastructures either make part of or generate, especially in Asia.