About the 2024 conference

#ScreentimeBU 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

Interconnected Society: Bridging Generations and Communities through Media Strategies

This year’s theme, Interconnected Society, illuminates a blueprint for us to empower diverse media users and make our society more cohesive. Through collaboration with clients from educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and the media industry, our students have gained insights into barriers and facilitators in meeting the needs of media users across generations and communities. Their insights are translated into communication strategies that optimize media user experiences in achieving goals including but not limited to enhancing learning experiences, promoting civic engagement and well-being, connecting generations, and fostering a sense of community.

Click here for the #Screentime 2024 Program!

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