Welcome to the website for the Australia and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) annual conference 2019. The conference will be held at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, and jointly hosted by the News & Media Research Centre and the Centre for Creative & Cultural Research, in the Faculty of Arts & Design at the University of Canberra.

The theme for ANZCA 2019 is Making Sense: Data, Publics and Storytelling. The conference will begin on July 2 with a day of activities for postgraduate students and Early Career Researchers held on the University of Canberra campus. The main conference will run from Wednesday July 3 to Friday July 5.

On behalf of the organising committee, we look forward to welcoming you to Canberra.

Conference co-convenors
Sora Park
Glen Fuller
Kate Holland

Conference organisers
Monica Andrew
Megan Deas
Chris Kim

The conference will interrogate the link between broad sociocultural dynamics and changes in communication, media and the arts, in an age of datafication. In a highly digitalised society, our transactions, communications, movements and relationships leave digital traces that can be collected and processed systematically and in massive volumes.

This datafication of society has dramatically changed the dynamics of power relations in the distribution and communication of information. It will be an opportunity to incubate and develop theories, research, and frameworks and inform methods for the field and its practices.

We invite researchers, artists and activists to problematise the challenges we face in the twenty-first century, with a special focus on the impacts of digital technology on arts, media and communication practices, and to consider how the public is responding to the new power relations mobilised by changes in communication and media.

ANZCA programs

The programs for both the Tuesday ECR and PhD pre-conference and the main conference are now available to view and download.

Latest news

As the ANZCA 2019 conference draws closer, we are updating the website with information more regularly. We have now created a new page with all the latest news on venues and events, as well as practical information that will help you get to and get around the conference.


Earlybird registrations closed on May 14, 2019. Registrations at the full conference rate are still open, and will close on Sunday June 30, 2019. Attendees can also register for the welcome reception at Old Parliament House and the conference dinner to be held at the National Press Club.

Student rates are available for ANZCA members and non-members. When registering, please advise whether you will be attending the early-career researcher and doctoral student pre-conference.

Days until conference registrations close









Discounted accommodation has been arranged at four hotels near the conference venue: The Brassey Hotel, Burbury Hotel, Hotel Realm and the Little National Hotel. Discounted nightly rates are also available in student accommodation on the University of Canberra campus.

Details of the hotels providing these discounts are available on the accommodation page.

Keynote speakers

Paul Crawford

Lelia Green

David Karpf

Main image by Social Estate via Unsplash