The Centre for Social Media Research will launch with a major international social media conference in London on 2-3 September 2013.

The conference will be the fourth in the University of Westminster’s Transforming Audiences series, held every two years since 2007, attracting key scholars and researchers from around the world.

Around 100 researchers from dozens of countries will present papers on social media, responding to the conference themes making connections, creative cultures and open everything. Keynote speakers include Stuart Allan (author, Citizen Witnessing), Megan Boler (co-editor, DIY Citizenship and Critical Making), Larissa Hjorth (co-author, Understanding Social Media) and D.E. Wittkower (editor, Facebook and Philosophy).

More details are available on Facebook and LinkedIn

Watch for the conference hashtag #ta4 on Twitter at the start of September.