The Media Ecology Association (MEA) invites applications from institutional sites around the world willing to host the Association’s annual convention. Currently, the MEA is seeking sites to host the Annual Convention for 2026 and beyond.
The convention, during which approximately 150–200 members gather, is held each June. Typically, the convention runs three full days, from Thursday through Sunday morning. The choice of weekend is generally left to the discretion of the host. (See the list of past conventions.)
All proposals will be evaluated by the MEA Executive Board. Board members are also available via email to answer questions. All proposals should be submitted electronically to our Executive Secretary Fernando Gutiérrez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
First preference for 2026 sites will be given to proposals received first. However, all applications will be considered until a suitable site is found.
Applicants interested in hosting for 2026 and beyond are encouraged to attend the 2024 MEA Convention during which there will be ample opportunity to meet with members of the MEA Executive Board.
We offer some guidelines for applying below. We also urge applicants to read the MEA Convention Planning Manual (PDF) before writing up their proposal. There is no length requirement, but please make proposals as comprehensive as possible. If additional information or clarification is needed, the MEA Executive Board may contact you directly.