Conference archive

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26 Aug to 29 Aug 2020

Innsbruck, Austria

ECPR’s General Conference

ECPR’s General Conference remains Europe's largest annual gathering of political scientists, often attracting more than 2,000 scholars from throughout the world and at all stages of their career. With nearly 500 Panels taking place across c.70 Sections, the academic programme covers the breadth of political science, creating the platform for lively discussion, exchange of ideas and the best thinking in the discipline.

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The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)

28 May to 30 May 2020

Cagliari (Sardinia), Italy

6th World Conference on Media and Mass Communication 2020 (MEDCOM 2020)

“COMMUNICATION AND CULTURAL CHANGE” This conference will explore the cognitive, emotional, and social processes involved in communication and in particular in the social communication area.

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The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM)

2 Apr to 3 Apr 2020

Leeds, UK

International Media Education Summit: Media Education, Diversity and Voice

The organisers are particularly interested in presentations on these topics: Defining, measuring, and evaluating diversity, performativity and pedagogy, inclusion, access and agency, national and institutional policy initiatives, meeting diverse educational needs and diversity and voice in practice

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2 Apr to 3 Apr 2020

Leeds, UK

International Media Education Summit

Conference Theme: Media Education, Diversity and Voice

Each year the Media Education Summit brings together a global network of researchers, educators and practitioners working across all aspects of media education, media and digital literacy and media / technology in education. The event is the leading global showcase for research, pedagogy and innovation on all aspects of media education.

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MES is convened by the UK’s Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, in collaboration with a leading organisation in a different country each year. In 2020, our host is the School of Media and Communication at the University of Leeds.

17 Mar to 20 Mar 2020

Riga, Latvia

Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 5th conference

The DHN 2020 conference will be held in Latvia. The conference will be organised by the National Library of Latvia, Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art (University of Latvia) and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (Institute of Mathematics and Computer Sciences, University of Latvia).

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8 Jan to 10 Jan 2020

Brighton, UK

MeCCSA Brighton 2020

The theme Media Interactions and Environments is designed to address this critical moment in contemporary media culture, and appeal to a broad range of media, communication and cultural studies topics, interests and approaches.

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The Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MECCSA)

16 Dec to 17 Dec 2019

Leeds, UK

MPG Annual Conference

The conference theme this year responds to the growing body of research emphasizing the performative dimensions of political communication.

5 Dec to 6 Dec 2019

Mainz, Germany

ECREA Communication and Democracy Section Workshop

The suggested workshop addresses emerging communication and media perspectives on political implications of privacy. Citizens constantly define and redefine information boundaries when acting with and on media. The way they “do privacy” is recursively related to surrounding infrastructures. Societal and technological infrastructures inform privacy practices and privacy practices transform political dimensions of social privacy order. We invite contributions on politically motivated media practices (micro and meso) as well as on political implications of privacy infrastructures and regulation (law, values, discourses and technology).

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ECREA Communication and Democracy Section/Johanna E. Möller, Jakub Nowak

5 Dec to 7 Dec 2019

Prague, Czech Republic

Prague Media Point Conference - "What's Working,"

Conference for journalists, media professionals, and scholars. Prague Media Point’s mission is to make disruption in the media work for public good by fostering solution-oriented expert gatherings drawing on unique regional perspectives and providing lasting networking experiences.

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4 Dec to 6 Dec 2019

Sydney, Australia

019 JERAA Conference. The conference theme, Journalisms: Plurality, Precarity and Possibilities

In 2019, the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia conference, to be held at the University of Sydney, invites papers and panel proposals that address the theme of ‘Journalisms: plurality, precarity and possibilities’.

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The Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney

4 Dec to 6 Dec 2019

Sydney, Australia

The 2019 JERAA Conference

In 2019, the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia conference, to be held at the University of Sydney. Theme of conference: Journalisms: plurality, precarity and possibilities.

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the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia

2 Dec to 3 Dec 2019

Valencia, Spain

Digital, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Financing (DIF-2019)

Invited contributions: Contributions that will help to better assess, analyze, and theorize how digital innovations emerge and create value, how these innovations affect the structuring of markets and business models, how to implement and finance them.

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The DIF-2019, organized by Universitat Politècnica de València (ES), John Molson School of Business, (Concordia University, CA), University of Jilin (CN)

Executive Secretary: Sofia Estellés Miquel (UPV, ES).

25 Nov to 25 Nov 2019

Berlin, Germany

Annual GigaNet Symposium

Papers on any Internet governance-related topic are solicited. Welcome topics include, but are not limited to:

Norm development by states and/or non-state actors
Cross-regional dynamics (East-West, South-South, East-South, South-West, etc.)
Governance of/by content, e.g. narratives, disclosures, censorship
Sovereignty (internal, external) and commons-based governance
Cybersecurity and cyber conflict among states
Governance within new top-level domains

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The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet)

20 Nov to 22 Nov 2019

Valencia, Spain


This congress aims to analyse the European Parliament Elections from different perspectives. For further information, please visit the Mediaflows congress web page or contact the Organising Committee by email:

Germán Llorca Abad & Guillermo López García (Directors).,
Vicente Fenoll & Marina Requena (Secretaries).,

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13 Nov to 15 Nov 2019

Zurich, Switzerland

European Conference on Health Communication (ECHC)

The conference has a thematic focus on social aspects of health communication. It will provide a platform for discussing the interrelations between health, health communication, and people’s social contexts on various levels and from diverse perspectives. With the aim to represent the full scope of current health communication research, the ECHC also welcomes research on further issues of health communication.

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ECREA and the Health Communication Division of the German Communication Association (DGPuK). Hosted by the Department of Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich (IKMZ).

12 Nov to 14 Nov 2019

Las Vegas, NEVADA; USA

43rd FIPP World Media Congress

The FIPP World Media Congress, taking place on 12-14 November 2019 in las Vegas, is the largest magazine media event in the world. Bringing together the world’s leading magazine media publishers and industry suppliers, this global event is an opportunity to explore the latest trends and solutions in the industry, amongst an unrivalled delegate list and cutting edge suppliers.

If you are a student, researcher, an investor or media buyer contact for special rates.

8 Nov to 10 Nov 2019

Suzhou, China

Futures of Media Conferencee: 20 Years of File Sharing - What is Next?

The topics for discussion can include – but are not limited to – the following:

How has device mobility changed media reception modes? How can the gap between technological advancements and other areas of society – politics, economy, the law – be closed? What role does the global availability of media play, or do recent successful attempts at censorship bode ill for sustainable global accessibility in the future? How can and should media theory influence future developments? How has globalization, the global South and the Asian Century redefined approaches to file sharing? How will movements such as Digital Commons and Open Source change the way business, science and entertainment will develop?

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7 Nov to 8 Nov 2019

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

ECREA Digital Games Research Section symposium

his symposium hosted by the ECREA Digital Games Research Section aims to look at where we have been and where we are going as a field - what could be the next steps? Where could we go from here, and what is going to happen to game studies in the 2020s? How does the multi-disciplinary field of game studies relate to the similarly multi-disciplinary field of communication studies? What kind of innovations are waiting around the corner when it comes to novel research methods or theorizing? What kind of phenomena are only beginning to receive attention, where are the remaining gaps in research?

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ECREA Digital Games Research Section

7 Nov to 8 Nov 2019

Hilversum, The Netherlands

The International perspective on a radio centenary

The centenary celebration takes place at the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum that houses a wealth of archive material related to Dutch radio history. Proposals for individual presentations from radio scholars and practitioners on radio in any country/region on the following themes are welcome (both contemporary and historical):

  • International radio
  • Radio news
  • Radio music
  • Radio sport
  • The future of radio research

6 Nov to 8 Nov 2019

Oslo, Norway

5th annual conference on the Safety of Journalists – Digital Safety

The conference is organized jointly with the The Fritt Ord Foundation and with support from The National Commission for UNESCO and the research group Digital Journalism.The 2019 annual conference on the Safety of Journalists will focus on digital safety but also invite papers discussing other aspects related to the safety of journalists.


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Research Group MEKK