Global Fusion 2016: Media and the Global City

October 21-23, 2016

Hosted by
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

In light of Philadelphia’s recent naming as the United States’s first World Heritage City, this year’s conference theme is media and the global city. The theme encompasses — but is not limited to — considerations of urban (sub)cultures, patterns of media engagement in urban spaces, urban centers as nodes of the global/local nexus, narratives of the city, or processes of civic engagement, networking and protest in urban communication.

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The conference hotel is the DoubleTree in Center City, only a 10 minute walk from our conference venue! To book your room at a discount rate please use this website.

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 Keynote Speaker

The 2016 Global Fusion Conference keynote speaker is Dr. Marwan Kraidy, Ph.D., from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Find out more about him here.



Plenary Speakers

Read about our speakers here

Dr. Radhika Parameswaran, Indiana University, Bloomington


Dr. Karin Gwinn Wilkins, the University of Texas at Austin 


Dr. Patrick Burkart, Texas A&M University  


Dr. Silvio Waisbord, George Washington University