We are pleased to release the Call for Proposals for the 2015 Social Media and Society Conference to be held in Toronto, Canada on July 27-29, 2015.
The Conference invites scholarly and original submissions that build on the previous work and critically evaluate the role of social media for social and political change, community engagement, marketing, new forms of governance, support of individuals and organizations in domains such as business, information, management, public administration, academia, health, and journalism (just to mention a few). Please refer to the Call for Proposals for more details, a full list of the topics of interest and important deadlines.
The Social Media & Society Conference is an annual gathering of leading social media researchers from around the world. Now, in its 6th year, the 2015 Conference will be held in Toronto, Canada from July 27 to 29, 2015. From its inception, the conference has focused on the best practices for studying the impact and implications of social media on society. Organized by the Social Media Lab at Ryerson University, the conference provides attendees an opportunity to exchange ideas, present their original research, learn about recently completed and work-in-progress studies, and strengthen connections with their peers. The 2014 conference hosted over 200 attendees, featured research from 238 authors across several fields from 21 different countries.
New Publishing & Professional Development Opportunities
For 2015, we have added new publishing & professional development opportunities that will benefit both presenters and attendees including:
- An expanded conference schedule. The conference length and offering will be expanded to three days from the normal two. The optional extra day will allow us to offer workshops and technical tutorials covering tools and methods for analyzing social media data.
- Short papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings by ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS), subject to conference registration.
- Selected papers will also be invited to submit their full papers to the special issue of the Information, Communication & Society journal (published by Taylor & Francis).
Please pencil in the dates and share #SMSociety15 Call for Proposals with interested colleagues and graduate students. We hope you can join us as we grow the social media research community!