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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. During the main conference we will be hosting a Breakfast Book Sprint event as well as Lunchtime Roundtable Discussions.

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

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.

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The Conftool submission portal for ANZCA 2019 is now open, and will close on February 28, 2019.

We welcome submissions for papers and panels on a wide range of topics including data, publics and storytelling in a range of areas in contemporary media, communications and cultural studies as well as policy studies and creative practices.

Registration

Earlybird registrations are now open for ANZCA members and non-members, and will close on May 14, 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.

Earlybird 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.

Keynote speakers

Paul Crawford

Lelia Green

David Karpf

Main image by Social Estate via Unsplash