About the conference

#Screentime is an annual academic conference in June put on by the graduate students from Division of Emerging Media Studies at Boston University. The conference will provide a platform for students to showcase their research and to network with peers and professionals working in Emerging Media Studies.

All Emerging Media Studies students contribute to the annual #ScreentimeBU conference. This exciting conference provides an opportunity for EMS students to present their research in the field of digital communication and society as well as exchange their views with peers and field leaders concerning important contemporary issues. By showcasing the fruits of their research, EMS students share their ideas with the general public and industry leaders. In addition, the conference provides an opportunity for students to develop their public communication capabilities and get input from industry experts in a professional setting.

Please note, attendance at this year’s conference is by invitation only. Please reach out to dems@bu.edu with any queries.

This year’s theme

This summer, we are welcoming the conference’s sixth opening on June 29, 2020 from 2:30 – 5:30 pm, hosted on Zoom.

We will explore the topic – #Social Currency: Amplifying Messages through Engagement Analysis. The purpose of the projects presented are to understand how to generate social media engagement by evaluating posts and responses in various contexts including fitness, fundraising, civic awareness, and health.

The conference is free of charge for both attendees and speakers.

Student Projects 2020

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