Global Fusion 2019

Global Fusion Conference 2019

Global Fusion Conference 2019

October 25–27, 2019 • Austin, TX



Welcome to the 2019 Global Fusion Conference! 

Organized and hosted by graduate students from The University of Texas at Austin Department of Radio-Television-Film, this year’s conference will take place in Austin, Texas, from Friday, October 25th to Sunday, October 27th, in the Belo Center for New Media (BMC).

The Global Fusion Conference began in 2000 to promote academic excellence in Global Media and International Communication Studies. The conference is sponsored by a consortium of universities: The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Ohio University, Southern Illinois University, University of Virginia, and Temple University.  We hope you will join us at this year’s conference!

Conference Program

Download the 2019 Global Fusion Conference Program.


Please contact us at for more information.

Registration Information

Registration provides access to all conference events, including roundtables, the Friday evening reception, breakfast Saturday and Sunday, and lunch on Saturday.

Non-UT Austin Students & Independent Scholars
Registration for non-UT Austin students and independent scholars is $50 until 10/23. The walk-up rate is $60 the day of the event.

Non-UT Faculty
Registration for non-UT Austin faculty members is $125 until 10/23.  The walk-up rate is $140 the day of the event.

UT Faculty, Students, & Staff
UT Austin students and faculty have complimentary registration. However, we still encourage UT students and faculty to register as they will be provided name tags and access to the evening reception.

Register for 2019 Global Fusion Conference

Hotel Information

AT&T Center
The conference has a hotel block at the AT&T Center, which is located on campus and is walking distance from conference activities.  The rate is $219 a night for Friday 10/25 and Saturday 10/26.

To book a room online, please click here
(If you experience any issues with the hotel online booking system, please contact Abigail Benavides at 512-404-3600).

Tto book a room over the phone, call the hotel at (877) 744-8822 and mention the code GLOBAL1019.

Other hotel options in the area include:

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin - University Area
1617 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78702
(512) 479-4000

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin
303 W 15th St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 478-7000

Hampton Inn & Suites Austin @ The University/Capitol
1701 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-8881

Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown - University
810 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 481-1000

Days Inn by Wyndham Austin/University/Downtown
3105 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78722
(512) 478-1631

La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Austin Capitol / Downtown
300 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78701
(512) 476-1166

Other options:
AirBnB in Austin has over 300 rooms and apartments in a wide range of prices.


To and from the airport:

Capital Metro
Capital Metro runs convenient, frequent bus service to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and its spectacular neon guitar bus stop. Route 20 Manor Road/Riverside starts at ABIA, operating every 15 minutes, seven days a week. It then heads down Riverside Drive before zipping into downtown and serving the University of Texas campus. It travels on Manor Road near the Mueller neighborhood before turning toward Northeast Austin, where it reaches its destination on Manor near U.S. 183.

All routes in the High-Frequency Network require a Local fare of $1.25 for a single ride, though if you are going to transfer from route to route, a $2.50 Day Pass will cover you for the next 24 hours (If you want to ride MetroRail, you'll need a Commuter fare).  You can buy tickets online, grocery stores, or through the CapMetro app, which also gives you up-to-date travel information.

SuperShuttle offers shared rides, single-group rides and luxury and SUV options, you can book from the app or website:

Ride Shares

  • Ride Austin is a local non-profit ride sharing organization. Among its features is the female driving mode that allows women or those who identify as women to request a female driver. Users can also round up the total fare to support a charity. For more info visit:
  • Lyft
  • Uber

Conference Location

Belo Center for New Media (BMC)
300 W. Dean Keeton Street
Austin, Texas 78712