MECO: 2022 Policy & Internet Conference – School of Art Communication and English MECO: 2022 Policy & Internet Conference – School of Art Communication and English

MECO: 2022 Policy & Internet Conference

With a focus on the immediate crises in our communication space, our invited speakers will address the conference theme, Datafication. Platformization. Metaverse. The state of global internet policy, to explore how the current developments within digital media spaces has a regulatory impact. The conference will present cutting edge research from around the globe that address issues such as what is the current state of play for the platform society and its associated internet regulation, how internet regulation includes/excludes groups and individuals, and the consequences of contemporary communication on the environment.

This conference will be held in a hybrid mode, so if you can’t make it to Sydney for the live event, please consider registering for the streaming online alternative.

The conference will feature the following Keynote presentations:

Professor Rohan Samarajiva, Chair of LIRNEasia
Associate Professor Tanya Lokot, Dublin City University
Professor John Hartley, A.M., University of Sydney
Associate Professor Crystal Abidin, Curtin University

With a series of specialist panels featuring the work of:

Dr Damar Juniarto, Executive Director of Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network
Dr Matthew Nguyen, Tony Blair Institute
Dr Jay Daniel Thompson, RMIT University
Professor Terry Flew, University of Sydney
Professor Julian Thomas, Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making & Society, RMIT University
Dr Joanne Gray, University of Sydney
Associate Professor Diana Bossio, Swinburne University
Professor Kim Weatherall, University of Sydney
Professor Gerard Goggin, University of Sydney
Professor Katie Ellis, Curtin University
Dr Wayne Hawkins, Director of Inclusion, ACCAN
Dr Natasha Layton, Monash University
Associate Professor Paul Harpur, University of Queensland

More speakers will be announced soon.

Looking forward to seeing you there, and for any further information, please contact Dr Jonathon Hutchinson [] or Milica Stilinovic [].


Sep 28 - 29 2022


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