Past Conferences

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See what our student organizers said…


Andrew M Parlato (from #Screentime2016)

One of my proudest moments in this program (Emerging Media Studies program) was planning, organizing, and hosting our 2016 #Screentime conference. We had attendees and panelists travel in from Rhode Island, Texas, and China – in addition to many who simply hopped on the T to attend – and the conference material was all the richer because of this diversity of location and academic/industry focus. Our three panels each focused on a different area: one showcased our EMS research, another demonstrated a variety of academic pursuits at other institutions, and the third was a valuable industry panel for those interested in working in a related field upon graduation. We worked incredibly hard for several months to call for abstracts, secure panelists and keynote speakers, advertise the event, order signage and catering, and ensure that all 30 of our students shared the workload equally. My cohort was incredibly proud of the outcome and it was a wonderful way to end my first year (and our full-time students’ last week) of the program.