Special session Etmaal 2023: 25th Etmaal & NeFCA 10 years

In 2023, we celebrate 10 years of NeFCA and the 25th Etmaal. Therefore, at the Etmaal 2023, we will organize a special plenary session in which we look back at 25 years of Etmaal!

In this session, we want to look back at some of the earliest presentations given at the Etmaal and look forward to what the future of the Communication Sciences may look like. Therefore, we want to invite those who presented at an early edition of the Etmaal to revisit your presentation: re-present your topic, look back at what happened in the years since, and what the future of the research topic will be. For example, maybe you presented a paper about how the internet would end polarization, or you predicted the rise of human-machine communication 20 years ago. Now is a chance to reflect on the paper and give your insights on what future research should focus on. Your presentation does not need to be heavily theoretical, it’s mostly about having fun looking back (and forward).

Moreover, during this session, we want to share some past fun Etmaal experiences. Therefore, if you have any files, photos, documents, etc. from previous Etmaal editions (all editions, not just the earliest ones), please send this to Alexander Schouten: a.p.schouten@tilburguniversity.edu. We welcome all material: past programs, presentations, summaries, but especially (embarrassing) pictures.

In sum, we have two requests:

  1. If you have presented at an early edition of the Etmaal and you want to revisit this presentation, let us know by sending an email to info@nefca.eu, or contact one of the board members.
  2. Send any photos, conference programs from previous Etmaal editions to p.schouten@tilburguniversity.edu (preferably via WeTransfer or shared link).