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 28, 2021 from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm, hosted on Zoom. Download the program.

We will explore the topic – #Networked Resilience: Navigating Social Isolation Through Media Connectivity. The projects aim to understand how individuals and organizations harness the power of social media to inform and support policy making, health communication, learning and education, organizational communication, and other efforts in the time of a pandemic.

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

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