NEWS | 20 Mar 2018

Upcoming Nordic media conferences

During spring and summer, several media conferences will be held in the Nordic countries. The themes include international media trends and challenges facing the media industry, gamification and digital cultures, youth culture on YouTube and film-philosophy. 

The Nordicom conference calendar regularly presents conferences in the field of media and communication research, both Nordic and International. During the spring and summer there are many exciting conferences to visit in the Nordic countries, here’s a selection:


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2nd – 4th  of May 2018
The Nordic Media Festival 2018, Bergen, Norway

The Nordic Media Festival is the most prominent and largest media conference in the Nordic region: 1800+ delegates attend, representing the full spectrum of the industry. 100 globally renowned media professionals as speakers. Media heavyweights, creative visionaries and upcoming talent. Our extensive program reflects the most pertinent challenges the industry is facing, best practice and current media trends". 

Some of the sessions and speakers 2018 include: 

"Washington Post: Trump's «enemy of the people»": Cameron Barr, managing editor at The Washington Post, will talk about journalism in Trump’s America and The Post’s investigation of Russian attempts to influence U.S. politics. 

"This is your newsroom in 2020 ": Alexandra Borchardt from the Reuters Institute at Oxford University will talk about the defining aspects of successful news organizations in the near future.

"Voice! Voices that control life": Max Amordeluso, Amazon’s Alexa chief in Europe is joining the Nordic Media Festival to explain how and why voice-activated assistants are becoming an area of focus, and how Amazon perceives the growth of voice-activated devices and services. 


Nordicom is joining the conference and will, in cooperation with Medienorge, be organising a book stand. 

Follow the conference and discussions under #NMD18

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21st – 23rd of May 2018
GamiFIN Conference, Pori, Finland

“GamiFIN is a meeting place where researchers, industry and experts present results from their latest work regarding gamification, technology, media and digital culture for the future society. GamiFIN is organised by the University Consortium of Pori”.

Featured speakers: T.L Taylor (Professor of Comparative Media Studies at MIT), Richard L. Landers (Associate Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Old Dominion University in Norfolk), P. Hämäläinen (tenure track assistant professor of computer games at Aalto University and B. Abarbanel (Director of Research at the University of Nevada).

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Presentationsbild Childhood and Youth Culture on YouTube seminariet

24th - 25th of May 2018
Childhood and Youth Culture on YouTube, Copenhagen, Denmark

“At this seminar, we will gather researchers from media studies, childhood studies and youth studies who address children and youth culture on YouTube as their object of study. We will identify key areas and trends in the current research on the subject in order to seek out possible ground for further collaboration”.

Keynote speaker: Björn Sjöblom, Associate Professor at the Department of Children and Youth Studies at Stockholm University.

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3rd – 5th of July 2018
Film-Philosophy conference, Gothenburg, Sweden 

“The annual Film-Philosophy conference encourages debate and discussion around the intersection of the fields of Film Studies and Philosophy. The conference will feature over 110 academic papers, 6 major keynotes and the opportunity to meet scholars in the field from all over the world”.

Keynote speakers: Professor Emma Wilson (University of Cambridge), Professor Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli (University of California at Davis), Dr Eugenie Brinkema (MIT), Dr Catherine Wheatley (King’s College London), Maja Borg (Sweden), Aparna Sharma (UCLA)

Follow the conference and discussions under #FilmPhil2018

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Find more media conferences in our conference calendar