Henry Jenkins’ keynote this evening (June 27)  will be relocated to a larger room, just 1 minute from the original venue – Initium Building, Room: IN-B60 at the VU (De Boelelaan 1077, 1081 HV Amsterdam).

Updated programme online


We uploaded a slightly updated version of the NECS 2018 conference programme.
You can find it here in PDF format.

Programme online

We are happy to announce that the programme of the NECS 2018 Conference is now online! You can find it here in PDF format.

Please be aware that NECS 2018 has two main locations: the University of Amsterdam (UvA) Oudemanhuispoort (OMHP) site, and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) Main Building. The main conference registration desk, the information desk, and the Publishers Forum are located at the VOX-POP/Venture Lab Building, just around the corner from Oudemanhuispoort.
Directions and information on travelling between the conference locations can be found here.

We are looking very much forward to seeing you soon in Amsterdam!

Virtual Reality installation CARNE y ARENA by Alejandro González Iñárritu in Amsterdam


During the NECS conference Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ground-breaking virtual reality installation CARNE y ARENA (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible) will be presented in Amsterdam.

Based on true accounts by Central American and Mexican migrants, CARNE y ARENA, is a six and a half minute solo experience that allows individuals to walk in a vast space and thoroughly live a fragment of the refugees’ personal journeys. It employs the highest virtual technology to create a large, multi-narrative light space with human characters.

Online ticket are on sale for time slots from 17 June – 1 July 2018, through eyefilm.nl/carneyarena.

Publishers Forum


This year’s NECS Publishe rs Forum will be located right at the heart of the UvA Humanities
Campus in the VOX-POP / Venture Lab Building (Binnengasthuisstraat 9, Amsterdam).

VOX-POP / Venture Lab will also be the location for the main conference registration and information desk, and there will be a special small photo-exhibit by VOX-POP affiliated artists.

NECS 2018 Preliminary Programme Online

Here is an impression of our programming session during which we scheduled
60 pre-constituted panels, 6 workshops and 250 individual papers:

Please find the preliminary programme of the NECS 2018 Conference here.