Conference

SCSMI 2022 — Gandia, Spain — June 1-4

Read the guidelines and submit proposals from the following link.
https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/3328/submitter

The deadline for proposals is midnight (EST) December 15, 2021.

Note the new travel award available for in-person presenters, described below.


Summary Information

The Society for Cognitive Studies of the Moving Image (SCSMI) invites proposals for presentations at its annual conference to be held June 1-4, 2022 at the Universitat Politècnica de València in Gandia, Spain. The current plan is for a hybrid conference that will feature some in-person presentations and some virtual presentations.

Gandia, a city of around 80,000, lies between the mountains and the sea. Its beach, its historical center linked to the Borgia family, and its natural environment provide the city with a unique quality that combines the warmth of Mediterranean destinations with a powerful tourist appeal. Gandia is on the coast, 65 km south of Valencia and 116 km from Alicante. It has excellent road connections and a comprehensive rail service. To reach Gandia from Valencia by train takes about 50 minutes from Valencia Central Station. From there, catch a taxi or bus to the Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de València.

Information about accommodations for conference participants will be posted here shortly.

Keynotes
  • Dr. Francisca Pérez Carreño, Universidad de Murcia, President of the European Society for Aesthetics.
  • Dr. Emma Rodero, Director of the Media Psychology Lab at Pompeu Fabra University.
  • Filmmaker Rodrigo Sorogoyen. (To be confirmed.)
Travel Awards

Three travel awards of $1000 apiece will be available to presenters who plan to attend the conference in person. You will be considered eligible for a travel award if you fit one of the following criteria:

  1. It is your first-time presenting in person at an SCSMI conference OR
  2. Your paper addresses issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion (e.g. ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, class, disability, neurodivergence, religion, and other such characteristics) OR
  3. Institutional circumstance (you are a student, an adjunct, a part-time employee, lack travel funds, from a university in a developing nation, or some other such circumstance) OR
  4. You are a member of an “underrepresented group” (defined by ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, class, disability, neurodivergence, religion, and other such characteristics)

If you wish to apply for a travel award, please email a brief personal statement (300 words or less) to this year’s conference program committee chair, Héctor J. Pérez at hperez@har.upv.es. Please put “SCSMI Travel award” in the subject line of your email.

Your personal statement should address one or more of the criteria listed above. The criteria are nonhierarchical. Each application will be evaluated holistically in terms of how it relates to the four criteria.


SCSMI 2021 Online Presentations

The online presentations last year’s conference will remain available here until SCSMI 2022.