Wendy Chun and Amy Harris, Keynote Speakers

August 10, 2022

What is better than one CMNS faculty member confirmed as the keynote speaker for the 2023 Global Media Education Summit? Two!

We are so pleased to announce that Wendy Hui Kyong Chun and Amy Harris have been confirmed as the opening keynote speakers for the 2023 Summit. Congratulations to Wendy and Amy for this fantastic accomplishment!

The 2023 Global Media Education Summit (MES) brings together an international network of researchers, educators, and practitioners across all aspects of media education, media and digital literacies, youth media production, and media and technology in education. As the leading global showcase for research, pedagogy, and innovation, MES explores the changing currents across media education and media literacy communities around the world.

The 2023 MES will be an in-person conference, hosted at Simon Fraser University in downtown Vancouver, March 2 to 4. You can find more information about MES here.

Learn more about the opening keynote speakers below!

Wendy Hui Kyong is Simon Fraser University's Canada 150 Research Chair in New Media and leads the Digital Democracies Insitute. She is the author of several works, including Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoi in the Age of Fiber Optics (MIT, 2006), Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (MIT, 2011), Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media (MIT, 2016), Discriminating Data (MIT, 2021), and the co-autho of Pattern Discrimination (University of Minnesota and Meson Press, 2019).

She has been Professor and Chair of the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, where she worked for almost two decades and where she's currently a Visiting Professor. She has also been a Visiting Scholar at the Annenberg School at the University of Pennsylvania, Member of the Insitute for Advanced Study (Princeton), and she has held fellowships from: the Guggenheim, ACLS, American Academy of Berlin, and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.

Amy Harris is a PhD Candidate in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, Chair of the CMNS Graduate Caucus, and the Lab Manager for the Digital Democracies Institute. Her academic background was in English Literature, but following an unfulfilling career in personal finance prompted a change of scenery to Vancouver, where she discovered a passion for Communication.

She is now researching how technology impacts our experiences of climate change. She worked in the field of communication for seven years before pursuing a Master's degree, which she completed in Spring 2020. She is now excited about her current PhD program and research direction.