Join us in Kyoto (and online) for MediAsia2021!
November 9–12, 2021 | Held at the Kyoto Research Park in Kyoto, Japan
Welcome to The 12th Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film (MediAsia2021), held in partnership with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, Japan.
MediAsia2021 encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in an international forum stimulating respectful dialogue. This event will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.
Since its founding in 2009, IAFOR has brought people and ideas together in a variety of events and platforms to promote and celebrate interdisciplinary study, and underline its importance. IAFOR continues to engage in many cross-sectoral projects across the world, including those engaging leading universities (Virginia Tech, UCL, Singapore Management University, University of Belgrade, Lingnan University, Barcelona University, University of Hawai’i, Moscow State University), think tanks, research organisations and agencies (the East-West Center, The Center for Higher Education Research, The World Intellectual Property Organization), and collaborative projects with governments, and international governmental organisations (Government of Japan through the Prime Minister’s office, the United Nations in New York), media agencies (The Wall Street Journal, JWT, HarperCollins).
With the IAFOR Research Centre at Osaka University, we have engaged in a number of interdisciplinary initiatives we believe will have an important impact on domestic and international public policy conversations and outcomes.
IAFOR's unique global platform facilitates discussion around specific subject areas, with the goal of generating new knowledge and understanding, forging and expanding new international, intercultural and interdisciplinary research networks and partnerships. We have no doubt that MediAsia2021 will offer a remarkable opportunity for the sharing of research and best practice and for the meeting of people and ideas.
MediAsia2021 will be held alongside The Kyoto Conference on Arts, Media & Culture (KAMC2021). Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in the other.
We look forward to seeing you in Kyoto and online!
Nasya Bahfen, La Trobe University, Australia
Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Bradley J. Hamm, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, United States
Virgil Hawkins, Osaka University, Japan
Eric Hawkinson, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Japan
Celia Lam, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China
Timothy W. Pollock, Osaka Kyoiku University & Hagoromo University of International Studies, Japan
Paul Spicer, Hiroshima Jogakuin University, Japan
Gary E. Swanson, University of Northern Colorado, United States (fmr.)
MediAsia is organised by IAFOR in association with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in Osaka University, Japan.
The Organising Committee of The 12th Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film (MediAsia) is composed of distinguished academics who are experts in their fields. Organising Committee members may also be members of IAFOR's International Academic Advisory Board. The Organising Committee is responsible for nominating and vetting Keynote and Featured Speakers; developing the conference programme, including special workshops, panels, targeted sessions, and so forth; event outreach and promotion; recommending and attracting future Organising Committee members; working with IAFOR to select PhD students and early career academics for IAFOR-funded grants and scholarships; and overseeing the reviewing of abstracts submitted to the conference.