The Association of Internet Researchers is pleased to announce Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia as the site of #AoIR2019. For only the second time in its history, the AoIR conference will cross the equator and be held in the southern hemisphere, returning to Brisbane and QUT where it was hosted in 2006.
About the Host
Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a major Australian research-led university, based in the heart of Brisbane, Queensland. A fast-growing and innovative institution, QUT established the world’s first Creative Industries Faculty in 2001, which is home to the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC)—your host for #AoIR2019. The DMRC, directed by Prof. Jean Burgess, conducts world-leading research that helps society understand and adapt to the social, cultural and economic transformations associated with digital media technologies and concentrates its research across four constitutive programs: Journalism, public communication and democracy; Digital media industries, economies and regulation; Digital media in everyday life; and Digital methods.
The conference will be held at QUT’s Gardens Point campus, located in the Brisbane central business district (CBD), in the immediate vicinity of many major hotels and hostels and on the doorstep of Brisbane’s City Botanic Gardens. The AoIR pre-conference workshops will be held on the Creative Industries Precinct at QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus—a custom-built A$80 million facility that houses immersive performance spaces, music, art, and fashion studios, and specialist computing facilities and is also the home of the DMRC.