The Future of Media

About conference / call for papers

The international conference The Future of Media, Mediatization, Journalism and Communication will be part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the University and the 500th anniversary of the heritage of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, after the acquisition in 1994 (for over $ 30 million) of this Renaissance genius’ notes ("Codex Leicester"), said the computer is a reflection of ​​Leonardo da Vinci’s ideas. The special panel on the first day of the conference is to be devoted to the heritage of Leonardo and other geniuses whose minds were ahead of the ages in which they lived. Thanks to the inventions of Edison, Marconi, Tesla and many others, including those living today, like the mentioned Bill Gates or Tim Berners-Lee (the inventor of the World Wide Web), people today use technologies that enable fast, efficient, interactive communication, and the works of Leonardo and others geniuses are now easily available in the global Network, in digital form, being an inspiration for further activities for the development of civilization. Using this inspiration, the conference is organized to exchange ideas, opinions, results of research and predictions related to the development of media, journalism, various forms of communication and mediatization of social life in various dimensions.The conference panels are to concern in particular (but not limited to): 

                - the future of media, including:

                               - public, local/regional and community media

                               - printed press in the face of proliferation of the Internet sources of information

                               - radio and television in the era of digitalization and multimedia communication

                - the future of mediatization of social life and gamification, including:

                               - mediatization of politics on a local, national and international scale

                               - mediatization of sports and Olympic Games, including e-sport

                               - mediatization of culture, gamification, robotics, cyborgs and VR

                - the future of journalism, including:

                               - online and data journalism

                               - investigative journalism (also international)

                               - specialist journalism (political, cultural, sports reporting etc.)

                - the future of various forms of communication, including:

                               - communication in social networks

                               - political communication in the cyberspace

                               - global communication, environmental communication etc.

The event accompanying the conference will be the pre-premiere of an educational computer game devoted to overcoming the spiral of violence as part of the project (co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union) #Again Never Again: Teaching Transmission of Trauma and Remembrance Through Experiential Learning. The project's participants, led by scientists from the University of Turku (Finland), are partners from 7 other countries, including Poland (see the project’s website:

The Game Research Association of Poland (PTBG) has become an official partner of the conference.

The conference is free (no conference fee) and addressed to experts in media and communication studies, information science, game studies, sociology, political science, law, cultural studies and other specialists whose research is related to the topic of the conference.

We are waiting for your proposals (see: submit your paper) till 31 March 2019.

We are planning to publish the papers as chapters of an edited peer-reviewed book (as an e-book or in a printed version).

The conference is co-financed from the budget of  the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region.