The Audiences 2030 conference will take place on the 28th and 29th of September 2017 at the Catholic University of Lisbon, Portugal. The conference is sponsored by CEDAR funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, UK,  in association with the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, the Audience and Reception Studies section of ECREA and YECREA.

Draft Programme for Audiences 2030

The draft programme for Audiences2030 is now ready and we are expecting a fantastic array of papers! 

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Some highlights of this conference include –

Keynote speakers: Sonia Livingstone, Martin Barker, Thomas Tufte, Klaus Bruhn Jensen

Highlight Plenary: End of Project launch panel for the CEDAR network’s findings

Audiences2030 Respondents’ Panel:, Peter Lunt, Kim Schroeder, Pille Prullmann-Vengerfeldt

Commentary on the Launch Event for the CEDAR Final Report:  Sylvia Harvey (VLV) and David Frohlich (Digital World Research Centre, University of Surrey)

YECREA Workshop: Voice and identity in academia (Cristina Ponte, Vivi Theodoropoulou, Pille Prullmaan-Vengerfeldt)

Conference Dinner 

Conference Fee Bands: Option 1: 70 Euros (with lunch and refreshments); Option 2: 95 Euros (conference dinner, lunch and refreshments); Option 3: 35 Euros (non-presenting attendee fee).

At a time of political and socio-cultural flux in Europe, and as we begin to enter times of what is commonly being called the “Internet of Things”, Audiences 2030 brings together researchers taking diverse approaches to researching audiences, to ask what needs (re)doing in the ways in which we research audiences, the ways in with we mobilise theory, and the extent to which we think of future challenges to a rapidly changing field. Audiences 2030 is the end-of-project conference for CEDAR – the Consortium on Emerging Directions in Audience Research (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council) and will see a highlight plenary from CEDAR launch the outcomes of its unique foresight exercise about the future of audience research in 2030. The conference will see keynote speeches from Sonia Livingstone, Martin Barker, Thomas Tufte and Klaus Bruhn Jensen. In our call for papers we have been particularly keen to see a futuristic outlook – whatever project we speak from, we wished to see it contextualised in contemporary complexities (intellectual, socio-cultural, political), and geared towards future challenges.

Ranjana Das (Director, CEDAR), Brita Ytre-Arne (Co-Director, CEDAR), David Mathieu, Ana Jorge, Ines Amaral, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, the Audience and Reception Studies section of ECREA and YECREA.