Screen Shot 2013-12-27 at 3.03.26 PMI enjoy bringing smart people together and hosting fruitful conversations. Below you will find a sample of the events I have organized and those that are currently in the works.

Media Meets Technology
These were two multi-panel tracks, co-organized with Fred Turner, during the 2003 annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science and the 2004 annual meeting of the International Communication Association. The goal was to foster dialogue about media and information technologies between scholars in communication studies and in science and technology studies. Click here for more information on these panels.

The Information Society in Comparative Perspective: The Americas and Europe
These were two annual conferences, co-organized with Hernán Galperin, held at Universidad de San Andrés in 2005 and 2006. Our objective was to bring together members of the academic, policy and business communities to resume the dialogue about the challenges and opportunities related to the development and adoption of new information and communication technologies across the Americas and Europe. For more information, see the 2005 program and 2006 program.

InfoSocial: A Media, Technology & Society Graduate Research Conference
As Director of the Media, Technology & Society Program at Northwestern University since 2011, I created an annual conference devoted to highlighting the best scholarship in this domain of inquiry produced by graduate students worldwide. This event is organized and run by students in the program. For more information, see the 2012 program and the 2013 program.

Innovation, Organizations and Society
The goal of this conference series has been to foster fruitful interdisciplinary conversations about the various intersections that cut across the dynamics of innovation, the organization of production and consumption, and the broader sociopolitical context. The idea for this conference series was developed jointly with Steve Kahl, with whom I also co-organized the first two editions in 2009 and 2011. For more information, see the 2009 program and the 2011 program. Planning for the third edition, to take place in late fall of 2014, is currently under way, in collaboration with Steve, James Evans and Woody Powell. Stay tuned for more details.

The Past, Present and Future of the Study of Online News
Chris Anderson and I have been doing preliminary work on an event that will bring together a mix of upcoming and established scholars to assess the roads traveled in the study of online news and to imagine new pathways moving forward. We hope that this event will take place in the spring of 2015. More information to come on this space.