Past EuroMedia Conferences

The European Conference on Media, Communication & Film (EuroMedia) brings together delegates from many different national, cultural and linguistic backgrounds to London, UK, to present new research and exchange ideas. This exceptional platform welcomes speakers and delegates for challenging debate and stimulating discussions around the latest concepts and newest approaches. IAFOR's conferences are encouraging and nurturing environments where ideas can be shared and tested, where research synergies and collaborations can be formed, and where some of the biggest names in the field have the opportunity to interact with up-and-coming faculty members.

IAFOR’s media, communication and film conferences and events are held in partnership with some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions, including Sussex University (UK) and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (USA), as well as some of the most important academics and practitioners working in media and film.

IAFOR actively supports media, culture and the arts, namely by organising internationally recognised awards for both documentary photography and photojournalism (IAFOR Documentary Photography Award) and documentary filmmaking (IAFOR Documentary Film Award), which are supported by leading institutions and organisations, including World Press Photo, Metro Imaging, MediaStorm, Think Tank Photo, University of the Arts London, RMIT and Medill, as well as its prestigious IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award.

Our conferences have included featured addresses by academics, top administrators, Emmy-award winning producers and filmmakers, award-winning actors, investigative journalists, media liaisons for government and the armed forces, and leading practitioners in media, marketing, public relations, and other fields. All of our conferences include original film screenings, frequent premieres, and the chance to exchange ideas and network with both established and up-and-coming scholars in a welcoming environment.


July 22–25, 2021


July 24–26, 2020


Conference Theme: "Reclaiming the Future"

July 12–13, 2019 | The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, UK


Conference Theme: "Fearful Futures"

July 9 – July 10, 2018 | The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, UK


Conference Theme: "History, Story, Narrative"

July 11 – July 12, 2017 | The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, UK


Conference Theme: “Justice”

June 29 – July 3, 2016 | The Jurys Inn Brighton Waterfront, Brighton, UK


Conference Theme: “Power”

July 13–16, 2015 | Thistle Brighton, Brighton, UK

Conference Report

For our second consecutive year, the European Conference on Arts & Humanities was held alongside The European Conference Literature & Librarianship, The European Conference on Media, Communication & Film and The European Conference on Cultural Studies at Thistle Brighton, Brighton, United Kingdom From July 13 – July 16, 2015. This final conference weekend was a very successful conclusion to our third European Conference Series.

Around 165 delegates from over 35 countries gathered in Brighton, United Kingdom came together to study and analysis the different expressions of power, from serious existential questions at the personal level to complex social and even political problems at a wider level amongst the interdisciplinary approaches of Film, Media and Communications, Librarianship, Literature, the Arts and Humanities with the resultant exchanges stimulating synergies that crossed national, religious, cultural, social and artistic boundaries, a mission central to the global vision of IAFOR.

IAFOR would like to thank our Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers Dr Paul Lowe, Marcus Chidgey, Rodney F. Hill, Jon Elford, Dr Elizabeth Burrows, Professor Regenia Gagnier, and Professor Svetlana Ter-Minasova, who made the final European conference week such a positive experience for those in attendance. We would also like to thank our brilliant team of Conference Co-chairs and Program Advisors Professor Gary E. Swanson, Professor Baden Offord, Professor Donald E. Hall, Dr Myles Chilton, Dr Dickson Chiu, Dr Patrick Lo and our chair of the IAFOR International Advisory Board Professor Stuart D. B. Picken.


Conference Theme: “Individual, Community & Society: Conflict, Resolution & Synergy”

July 17–20, 2014 | Thistle Brighton, Brighton, UK