The Anime and Manga Studies Symposium is a track of academic presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions that is held as a part of the program at Anime Expo, the largest gathering of fans of Japanese animation in the U.S.
Since its start in 2011, the Symposium has featured speakers from colleges and universities around the U.S., Europe and Asia, and the programs have covered a wide range of topics related to Japanese animation and comics, the anime/manga industry, and activities of anime and manga fans worldwide.
Note: For 2018, the Symposium is on hiatus.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Andrew McKevitt, Louisiana Tech University
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Ellen Seiter, University of Southern California
Keynote Speaker: Prof. David Desser, University of Illinois (emeritus)
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Marc Steinberg, Concordia University
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Christopher Kuipers, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jeffrey Dym, California State University, Sacramento
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Ian Condry, MIT