Information, Medium & Society: Twenty-first International Conference on Publishing Studies
Sorbonne Université
Paris, France
30 June 2023

Themes and Special Focus

Information, Medium & Society – The Publishing Studies Research Network is brought together by a shared interest in investigating publishing practices as distinctive modes of social knowledge production. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries. As a Research Network, we are defined by our scope and concerns and motivated to build strategies for action framed by our shared themes and tensions.

Information, Medium & Society: Twenty-first International Conference on Publishing Studies features research addressing the following annual themes and special focus.

  • 2023 Special Focus—Social Narrative Makers: Storytellers, Researchers, Publishers, Platforms
  • Theme 1: Informational Foundations
  • Theme 2: Mediums of Disruption
  • Theme 3: Social History and Impacts

Benifits of Becoming a Presenter

We are offering a blended conference format with session types explicitly designed to make the most of both online and in-person social knowledge processes.

1 Present to a Global Audience

We pride ourselves on the diversity of our network members. Add your voice, in-person blended or online-only, by submitting a proposal today.

You do not need to commit either to an in-person blended or online-only presentation at the time of submission. You can present both ways, or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change.

View our Step-by-Step Guide to submitting a presentation proposal.

2 Robust Online Experience

For over 30 years, Common Ground has invested in developing technologies that seek to break down barriers to access to forums of scholarly communication. In each phase, we’ve leveraged our self-built media platforms to create spaces for interdisciplinary dialogue before it was in vogue; connecting international voices as disciplines too often stayed in national silos; supported an agenda of equality with pathways for diverse voices.

And now we propose another kind of intervention -- a scholarly communication infrastructure for a blended future.

With this step-by-step guide, we hope to walk you through the new phases pre/during/post-conference to ensure you have a productive online experience.

3 Publishing Opportunities

We are working to change the way in which knowledge is produced, validated, and shared within member-based Research Networks.

The Information, Medium, and Society: Journal of Publishing Studies and Book Imprint offer pathways to transform your presentation into formal research objects. We also support a number of affordable Open Access pathways to allow maximum flexibility to support principles of open research, in a sustainable manner.

Find out more about the Information, Medium, and Society: Journal of Publishing Studies and books.

Join as an Audience Member

Audience Passes are for those who want to benefit from the content, connect with presenters, and join the discussion -- in-person blended and online only. You'll gain access to all headline presentations: welcome addresses, plenary addresses, and curated thematic content -- either live or from any place and in your own time. And you'll be able to participate in innovative blended formats -- Talking Circles, Garden Conversations -- using the best of in-person and online capacities, and on a human scale.

Important Dates

We welcome the submission of proposals at any time of the year. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.

You do not need to commit to either an In-Person Blended or Online Only presentation format at the time of submission. You can present both ways if you register In-Person Blended or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change.

Proposal & Registration Dates

Proposal Deadlines

Advance Proposal Deadline 30 August 2022
Early Proposal Deadline 30 November 2022
Regular Proposal Deadline 30 March 2023
Late Proposal Deadline 30 May 2023

Registration Deadlines

Advance Registration Deadline 30 September 2022
Early Registration Deadline 30 December 2022
Regular Registration Deadline 30 May 2023
Late Registration Deadline 30 June 2023

Submit Your Proposal

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