13,927 Media Ecology Association,0th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association (MEA), Toronto

“Media Ethics. Human Ecology in a Connected World” – 20th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association (MEA) is about to begin!

For those who are attending the Pre-Conference Kick-Off & Networking Event, see you tonight at the Toronto Reference Library (6:00 PM doors open; 7:00 PM discussion begins) for an amazing panel on The Social Cost of the Information Age. If you didn’t register yet for the event, sign up now using the link below.

Please be reminded to register for one of the three concurrent social events we have organized, taking place Friday JUN 28 night, If you didn’t do yet – they are almost sold out (see below).

Finally, we have a good news for you! Our amazing 100+ pages Full-Program is now available online to download, as a PDF [26 MB], check out below. But do NOT print it out. You will get a printed copy onsite.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Paolo Granata
St. Michael’s College / University of Toronto
Conference Chair

Pre-Conference Kick-Off & Networking Event

The Social Cost of the Information Age

Wednesday JUN 26 2019, 7:00 PM
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto
Free and open to the public (registration required)

Presented by the Toronto Public Library in collaboration with the McLuhan Salons series, a special panel on The Social Cost of the Information Age will kick off Media Ethics: Human Ecology in a Connected World, the 20thannual convention of the Media Ecology Association.

Come hear from four renowned experts about how the internet today is affecting civil society:
– Mark Kingwell, Philosophy professor, University of Toronto
– Mutale Nkonde, fellow at Data & Society Research Institute in New York City and expert in artificial intelligence governance
– Taylor Owen, Beaverbrook Chair in Media, Ethics and Communications, McGill University
– Bianca Wylie, open government advocate and co-founder of Tech Reset Canada.

NB: At 6pm doors open. Come meet and connect with other people who care about these issues, as well as experts attending the Media Ethics convention. There will be a cash bar selling beer and wine, as well as snacks and a selection of sandwiches and wraps, with a special treat for the MEA delegates.


Human Ecology in a Connected World

Opening Ceremony

Thursday JUN 27 2019, 9:00 AM
Myhal Centre, 55 St. Georg Street, Toronto
Registration desk opens at 8:00 AM

Acknowledgment of Traditional Land in collaboration with the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto.

Opening Remarks:

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Secretary-General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO

President of the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto

Canadian Minister of Democratic Institutions


Friday JUN 28 2019, 7:30 PM and Sunday JUN 30, 11:00 AM
Free RSVP required
Friday JUN 28 2019, 7:30 PM
McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, 39A Queen’s Park Crescent East
Friday JUN 28 2019, 7:30 PM
Robert Gill Theatre, 20 St. George St., 3rd Floor, Toronto
Friday JUN 28 2019, 7:30 PM
Italian Cultural Institute
496 Huron Street, Toronto
McLuhan Walking Tour
Sunday JUN 30 2019, 11:00 AM

96 Saint Joseph Street, Toronto
THERE IS NO TIME TO WASTE! Meet the authors during the break as they present their books with microphone in hand, each with thirdy minutes of fame to inspire. It is a Gutenberg moment. Some will launch their new books. Some will remind you of past mustreads.

You will have a chance to mix it up with the authors, who will of course have their texts available for purchase, or will direct you to the appropriate vendor. ENJOY A COFFEE WITH COLLEAGUES in a moment of animated literary exchange. In the MY ATRIUM (at 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM).

Layers of fossils—Layers of media technology. Ways of living—Ways of seeing. If we are in the Anthropocene, then how can we not be in the Mediacene?

Phones to drones to satellites to space telescopes—that’s the realm explored in the Media(s)cene project, a long-term aesthetic merger of theory and praxis. Based on the concept essay “Hot and Cool in the Media(S)cene,” the mixed-media installation probes the layers of media that make up our techno- environments. Inspired by McLuhan, we imagine a radically different hot-cool scale that spans the endo-, ego-, eco-, and exo-media that surround our planet and extend into deep space.

Conceived and created by Barry Vacker and Julia M. Hildebrand
On display in the MY Atrium, June 27-29.

Our amazing 100+ pages Full-Program is now available online.
You will get a printed copy onsite.


Download as a PDF
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Maine Conference Venue

University of Toronto’s Myhal Centre

55 St George St, Toronto
Located at the core of UofT campus, the 500-seat Lee & Margaret Lau Auditorium at Myhal Centre is a first of its kind in North America. The Atrium Event Space will be our networking area, including a bookstore, exhibits, and locations for book presentations. The open-air Dr. Woo Hon Fai Terrace offers a panoramic view of U of T’s iconic front campus.
Official Hashtags and livetwitting:

#MEA2019 #MediaEthics


Download as a PDF

Visa and Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

Visitors to Canada require a valid passport and many require a visitor’s visa. Visa-exempt foreign nationals need an Electronic Travel Authorization eTA (CAD $7) to fly to Canada.
Please review the eTA website to determine if you need to apply. For information on visa requirements and exemptions please check the Immigration and citizenship website and click “Visit” from the menu.


We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto!


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