Second International Symposium on Media innovations: Call for Papers

On the 18th of April 2013, iMinds-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel will organize the Second International Symposium on Media innovations in cooperation with the University of Oslo (Norway).

Scholars, editors, producers, and executives from around the world will gather in Brussels to discuss innovation in the media industry. The Symposium is a small, but very intense conference that examines the state of media innovations. It addresses the challenges, the opportunities and the fundamentally changing ways media and entertainment companies can operate in the context of convergence and digitization. The first day will focus on evolutions in the different media sectors. The second day will be a co-organization with the Private Television Conference and will be dedicated to innovations in the television broadcasting industry.

Keynote Speaker: to be announced

The Media Innovations symposium explores how changing technologies, and changing modes of usage and engagement with media bring about innovation and transformation of the media industry and policy. We will work with a combination of industrial and academic panels to discuss the current trends and challenges in (a selection of) the following sectors: print, publishing, television, film, radio, advertising, gaming, social media,…

We invite submissions for papers on the following topics within these sectors:

*Innovating in formats

*Innovating in business models

*Innovating in delivery (trying to reach the consumer in new ways)

*Innovating in consumption practices (new roles of users)

Please email your 750-word extended abstract by 15 November 2012 to

Abstract acceptance will be announced in December 2012. Full paper deadline 1 March, 2013. Best paper award will be announced during the conference.

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Created by Evelien Rooms on 28/09/2012