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EXTENDED CFP: Call for Papers - Media, Culture, and Society: The Inaugural International Academic Conference of UP Education (Australia and New Zealand)

Auckland, New Zealand
Organization: Yoobee College of Creative Innovation
Categories: Digital Humanities, Pedagogy, Genre & Form, Gender & Sexuality, Literary Theory, Women's Studies, Adventure & Travel Writing, Children's Literature, Comics & Graphic Novels, Drama, Narratology, Poetry
Event Date: 2022-12-14 to 2022-12-16 Abstract Due: 2022-10-17

NOTE: The event is onsite and online 14 - 16 December, 2022.

GOOD NEWS!! The DEADLINE for applications to present at our International Academic Conference has been EXTENDED!

Announcement: KEYNOTE SPEAKER!! 

Antonio Álvarez Morán
We are excited and honoured to announce our keynote speaker, renowned Mexican artist and filmmaker: https://alvarezmoran.com


EXTENDED DEADLINE for submissions: 17 October 2022

Notifications of application outcomes will now be acknowledged within three days of submission. Details regarding registration fees and accommodation will follow.

UP Education brings together a group of accredited affiliated tertiary colleges across Australasia. This event, the inaugural international conference of UP Education, hosted by Yoobee College of Creative Innovation, New Zealand, endeavours to showcase and promote the scholarly interests, academic research fields, and vocational training disciplines, supported by our Australian and New Zealand institutions. Our aim is to gather and unite our wider collegiate, and to extend our welcome to delegates outside our association, who share in a pursuit of knowledge that contributes to discourses which shape our cultures and societies.


We invite proposals from academics, educators, practitioners, professionals, and independent researchers, with an interest in our subject areas, to present at our blended event, to be held onsite at Yoobee College of Creative Innovation, Auckland City campus, Auckland, New Zealand, and by online conference.

Please send proposals to our conference convenors/organisers:

Dr Kathryn Hardy Bernal: kathryn.hardybernal@yoobeecolleges.com

Angelo De Marchi: angelo.demarchi@yoobeecolleges.com

Please include:

Name and nominated disciplinary subject area/s (see below for categories). 

250-word abstract (min. 150 words – max. 300 words)

Brief 100-word biography (max. 150 words)

Affiliated institution (includes independent researchers)


Subject Areas 


Anime, Comics, Graphic Novels, Manga

Architecture, Interiors, Spatial Design

Beauty, Cosmetic Artistry, Styling

Costume, Cosplay, Fashion, Subcultures

Creative Writing, Fiction, Storytelling

Computer Sciences, Information Technology

Culinary Arts, Food Studies

Culture, Globalisation, Indigeneity

Dance, Performance Arts, Theatre


Film, Streaming, Television, Video

Fitness, Health, Sport, Wellbeing

Gaming, Games, Toys

Gender, Identity, Neurodiversity

Graphic Design

Historical Studies, Material and Visual Culture, Visual Arts

Hospitality, Hotel Management, Travel, Tourism

Mixed Reality, New Realities, AR/VR

Social Networking Platforms

Web Design, UX/UI


Accepted abstracts will be peer-reviewed, copy-edited, and published in our Conference Programme (Open Access).

Selected full-text papers will be peer-reviewed, copy-edited, and published in our Conference Proceedings (Open Access).



Dr Kathryn A. Hardy Bernal