The upcoming Society for Animation Studies conference takes place in Montreal (19-21 June 2018), with "Then Now Next" as the conference topic.

The Society for Animation Studies has announced both the place and the framework topic for its 30th annual conference.

Hosted by Concordia University, the Montréal conference (18-22 June 2018), exploits temporality, one of the cornerstones of animation

A complete description:

Animation has always been a critical component of rethinking the stability and politics of the moving image and recorded sound. How might it unpredict or undo the future, critically deform the past, and reinvent the present? This conference seeks interrogations into the temporalities of animation, the past/present/future of animation practices, the spatial locations of its creation and study, and the orientations of animation theory and practice. How can we reinfect our discipline with new narratives about the present, for the present, and into the future? How can these narratives reverberate outside animation studies into the social, cultural, technological, and political spheres?


Call for papers comes fall 2017. Visit the official conference site.