MediAsia2023 Overview

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.

Join us in Kyoto for MediAsia2023!

October 10–13, 2023 | Held in Kyoto, Japan, and Online

Welcome to The 14th Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film (MediAsia2023), held in partnership with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, Japan.

MediAsia2023 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 MediAsia2023 will offer a remarkable opportunity for the sharing of research and best practice and for the meeting of people and ideas.

MediAsia2023 will be held alongside The Kyoto Conference on Arts, Media & Culture (KAMC2023). Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in the other.

We look forward to seeing you in Kyoto and online!

– The MediAsia2023 Programme Committee

Key Information
  • Venue & Location: Held in Kyoto, Japan, and Online
  • Dates: Tuesday, October 10, 2023 ​to Friday, October 13, 2023
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: May 12, 2023*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: July 14, 2023
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: August 25, 2023

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.

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Conference Committees

Global Programme Committee

Dr Joseph Haldane, Chairman and CEO, IAFOR
His Excellency Professor Toshiya Hoshino, Osaka University, Japan
Professor Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech., United States
Professor Donald E. Hall, Binghamton University, United States
Dr James W. McNally, University of Michigan, United States & NACDA Program on Aging
Professor Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan
Dr Grant Black, Chuo University, Japan
Professor Dexter Da Silva, Keisen University, Japan
Professor Gary Swanson, University of Northern Colorado, United States
Professor Baden Offord, Curtin University, Australia
Professor Frank Ravitch, Michigan State University, United States
Professor William Baber, Kyoto University, Japan

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Conference Programme Committee

Dr Nasya Bahfen, La Trobe University, Australia
Dr Thomas G. Endres, University of Northern Colorado, United States
Dr Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Professor Bradley J. Hamm, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, USA
Dr Virgil Hawkins, Osaka University, Japan
Dr Celia Lam, University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC), China
Timothy W. Pollock, Osaka Kyoiku University / Osaka Metropolitan University, Japan
Dr Paul Spicer, Hokkaido University, Japa
Professor Gary E. Swanson, University of Northern Colorado, USA (fmr.)

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IAFOR International Academic Advisory Board

Media & Film Section

Keiko Bang, Bang Singapore Pte Ltd
Professor Gerard Goggin, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr Rodney F. Hill, Herbert School of Communication, Hofstra University, USA
Marcus Chidgey, Captive Minds, UK
Professor Richard Roth, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, USA
Dr Celia Lam, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China
Dr James Rowlins, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
Professor Gary E. Swanson, University of Northern Colorado, USA (fmr.)

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Conference Review Committee

IAFOR's peer review process, which involves both reciprocal review and the use of Review Committees, is overseen by conference Organising Committee members under the guidance of the Academic Governing Board. Review Committee members are established academics who hold PhDs or other terminal degrees in their fields and who have previous peer review experience.

If you would like to apply to serve on the MediAsia2023 Review Committee, please visit our application page.

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