18th Annual ICA Mobile Pre-conference 2020
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 Export to Your Calendar 5/20/2020
When: 5/20/2020
8:30 AM
Where: Queensland Art Gallery
Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane
Brisbane
Australia
Contact: Keri K. Stephens


Online registration is available until: 5/1/2020
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For 17 years, the ICA Mobile Pre-Conference has been an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars, researchers, and practitioners who focus on mobile communication research. In recent years, the mobile pre-conference has been organized in the form of several interactive Blue Sky workshops. These provide a venue where scholars can present, learn and discuss their latest ideas, research and skills around a limited number of themes related to mobile communication and mobile media. There has been a refocusing of the pre-conference around supporting the development of graduate students, junior scholars as well as scholars from the Global South. The pre-conference is seen as an opportunity to bring together a collection of colleagues who can brainstorm common research visions. A successful panel at the mobile pre-conference might produce a paper on their theme of choice or the publication of a special issue in a journal. The pre-conference is an opportunity for graduate students and new faculty to interact with more experienced mobile researchers to cultivate a supportive and integrated community of mobile scholars. Ideas discussed and presented at the mobile pre-conference have consistently nourished the theoretical and methodological foundations of mobile research, started joint research projects and eventually lead to publications in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to the Blue Sky workshops, the pre-conference features a conference lunch and dinner where scholars will interact in an informal and social atmosphere.