Satellite Events

The Digital Frontiers Community is pleased to announce our new Satellite Event series,  partnerships with individuals and institutions interested in hosting original conferences or symposia in specific areas of digital cultural studies. Digital Frontiers brings 8 years of experience in event planning and conference management, as well as established web and financial infrastructure to complement scholars’ domain knowledge and professional networks. DF provides website hosting, conference email, submission and review workflows, and payment processing for the event, allowing organizers to focus on the intellectual and social aspects of the conference.

The DF Satellite Event series started with Realizing Resistance: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Star Wars, Episodes VII, VIII & IX, held in May 2019 in partnership with the University of North Texas Department of Philosophy and Religion.

Digital Frontiers as a community practices intentional inclusion, and encourages participation from underrepresented groups. We are strongly committed to diversity, equity, and the free expression of ideas for all participants — members and attendees, speakers, partners, exhibitors, staff, and volunteers. Our Statement of Inclusion serves as the Code of Conduct for the Digital Frontiers community. This Statement also reflects our commitment to accessibility at all events, including mandatory microphone use by all presenters, ADA approved building access, and ADA compliant presentations. All Satellite Events fall under the rubric of the Statement of Inclusion.

DF Provides:

  • A conference web page in the domain
  • A conference-specific email address in the domain
  • Social media promotion workflows for Twitter and MailChimp
  • Submission and peer review workflows
  • Payment processing for sponsorships and registration
  • Videoconferencing and webinar infrastructure
  • Design consultation for promotional items
  • Accounts payable servicing
  • Option to publish Proceedings in Unbound: A Journal of Digital Scholarship ISSN: 2687-9018 (online)

Digital Frontiers retains 10% of all sponsorship and registration funds to cover payment processing fees and administrative overhead. DF co-branding on all promotional materials and in all media is required.


To propose a Satellite Event, submit a 2-3 page Letter of Interest to including the following:

  • The proposed title of the event
  • A brief abstract of the conference theme
  • A brief description of how the event fits within the rubric of digital cultural studies
    (the DF community takes an inclusive approach to this idea, but themes should not directly overlap with that of our annual conference)
  • A brief statement on diversity and accessibility
  • A listing of partner individuals and institutions (final letters of commitment from institutions will come later) and a brief justification of why these partners make sense for this event
  • A proposed date for the event (we cannot support events in September, due to our annual conference)

Proposals should come with a minimum of 12 months lead time from the proposed date of the conference. The Board of Directors will respond to letters of interest within 15 business days.

Upcoming Events

The Flyover Comics Symposium

Comics Studies folx at MSU, UNT, UIUC and beyond are joining forces with Digital Frontiers to fill the gaps left by pandemic-related cancellations. This virtual comics symposium will be held online, September 24 & 25, 2020. Submission deadline: August 2, 2020.

Past Events

Realizing Resistance
An Interdisciplinary Conference on Star Wars, Episodes VII, VIII & IX

Produced in partnership with the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas, Realizing Resistance was the first satellite event for the Digital Frontiers community. The conference took place May 2-4, 2019 in Denton, Texas.
Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey Richey (Berea College)