Call for Papers and Presentations



The deadline for papers and presentations was on 15th March 2021. We will be in touch with everyone who submitted proposals by the end of March.

For queries on your conference submission, email , or take a look at our FAQs below.


When will MIX 2021 be held?

Saturday 3rd July – Tuesday 6th July 2021. We will be hosting two days of making on Saturday 3rd July and Sunday 4th July followed by two days of papers, presentations and discussions on Monday 5th July and Tues 6th July.

Can I submit as an individual or do I need to be part of a panel?

Either. We welcome submissions from individuals as well as research teams. Individual papers will be programmed into panels by the conference organisers. We also welcome panel submissions of up to three papers. If you are proposing a panel, each person will need to present their own paper or presentation.

Can I submit a joint paper or presentation?

Yes. We welcome papers and presentations given jointly by more than one person.

What’s the difference between a paper and a presentation?

We want to include both academics and creative practitioners at MIX. If you are an academic you might be more familiar with presenting a paper and if you are a practitioner you might be more accustomed to presenting your work in a talk. For clarity, we are looking for 15-20 minute papers or presentations explaining your project or research.

Can I present on a creative project that I didn’t develop myself?

Yes. We’d love to hear about projects or work that you think would be interesting to the MIX audience. You don’t need to have been involved in their creation.

Will I need to present my full paper or presentation at the conference?

In our blended conference format, if your submission is accepted you will need to submit your full paper or presentation in advance of the conference, either in video, audio, or written format, by 1st June 2021. At the conference, you will present a live 7 minute summary of your paper, followed by discussion. You will be given full details of this process if your paper or presentation is accepted.

Will there be an opportunity to publish my paper or presentation after the conference?

Yes. MIX is collaborating with the International Journal of Creative Media Research to produce a special issue on Amplified Publishing, open to anyone who presents at MIX 2021.

What are the Maker Sessions?

Our Maker Sessions will be a chance to explore our conference themes through making. We will include creative workshops, led by experts and experienced practitioners in the field. The festival will take place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th July 2021. We will be sharing full details over the next few months.

Can I attend MIX in person? Is it fully virtual?

Unfortunately, this year MIX is fully virtual, due to Covid 19, and no events will be held in person.

Will you include live captioning at the conference?

Yes. All papers, presentations and keynotes will be live captioned.

How much are tickets to MIX 2021?

Conference pass (5th and 6th July 2021)
£50 (plus £4.49 Eventbrite booking fee)

Maker Sessions (3rd and 4th July 2021)
Each session will be £10 (plus £1.37 Eventbrite booking fee)