Media, Culture, and Society: The Inaugural International Academic Conference of UP Education (Australia and New Zealand)


December 14th, 2022
9:30 – 5pm
The Cordis Hotel: Vista Rooms

December 15th and 16th, 2022
10:30 – 5pm
Yoobee College of Creative Innovation
Level 4, 3 City Road, Grafton, Auckland 1010, New Zealand


UP Education brings together a group of accredited affiliated tertiary colleges across Australasia.

This event, the inaugural international conference of UP Education, hosted by Yoobee College of Creative Innovation, New Zealand, endeavours to showcase and promote the scholarly interests, academic research fields, and vocational training disciplines, supported by our Australian and New Zealand institutions.

Our aim is to gather and unite our wider collegiate, and to extend our welcome to delegates outside our association, who share in a pursuit of knowledge that contributes to discourses which shape our cultures and societies.

Keynote Speaker: Antonio Álvarez Morán

We are excited and honoured to announce our keynote speaker, renowned Mexican artist and filmmaker, Antonio Álvarez Morán:

We are also pleased to confirm that we at Yoobee College of Creative Innovation will be joined by delegates from the following international and national institutions:

University of Iowa (USA), Georgia College and State University, Atlanta (USA), Virginia Tech (USA), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi (India), University of Hyderabad (India), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (India), Presidency University, Kolkata (India), University of Sydney (Australia), University of New England, Armidale (Australia), Massey University, Wellington (New Zealand), Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand), Laidlaw College, Auckland (New Zealand), New Zealand Tertiary College (New Zealand), New Zealand School of Tourism (New Zealand), and South Seas Film and Television School (New Zealand).

Join via Zoom

If you would like to listen in on the discussion via Zoom, please contact the convenor, Dr Kathryn A. Hardy Bernal.

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