The Inaugural Transmedia Earth Conference: Global Convergence Cultures

Medellín, Colombia (11.-13.10.2017), 11.-13. October 2017


Transmedia Earth Conference:
Global Convergence Cultures

Hosted by EAFIT University, Medellín, Colombia

In Association with Bath Spa University, UK,
University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia, Spain,
and Bournemouth University, UK

3-Day International Conference: 11 – 13 October 2017*

Keynote Speakers:
Carlos A. Scolari, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Dan Hassler-Forest, Utrecht University
Matthew Freeman, Bath Spa University
Maria Isabel Villa Montoya, EAFIT Universidad

We are delighted to annouce that registration is now open for the Transmedia Earth Conference: Global Convergence Cultures. The conference aims tointernationalise both the study and the practice of transmediality by providing a global platform for showcasing and exploring the many manifestations of contemporary and historical transmediality around the world. The Transmedia Earth Conference is a collaboration between the Media Convergence Research Centre < at Bath Spa University, the Department of Social Communication < at EAFIT University, the Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community < at Bournemouth University, and the Konekto Research Group < at the University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia.

The inaugural 2017 conference – hosted by EAFIT University in Colombia – seeks to map emerging understandings of transmediality and global convergence cultures, and includes speakers from the USA, Italy, China, Brazil, Turkey, Argentina, Colombia, Russia, UK, Ireland, Australia, Mexico, Spain, Portugal, France, Panama and Estonia. Featuring a mix of international keynote speakers and roundtables, there will be panels devoted to: Transmedia Creation and Design: Transmedia Audiences and Fandoms; Transmedia Practices, Platforms and Genres; and Transmedia Literacies and Education. There will also be a launch event for the Transmedia: Participatory Culture and Media Convergence <> book series at Amsterdam University Press, introduced by Dan Hassler-Forest.


To book tickets for the conference, please go to:

The spoken languages for the conference will be English and Spanish, with translation facilities provided.

Conference website:

For further information, please contact the conference coordinators: Camilo Andrés Tamayo Gómez (, Matthew Freeman ( and Mauricio Vásquez (