What’s happening at EPIC2020?

The EPIC program offers many formats for sharing, learning, and connecting. Like ethnographers in the field, attendees have opportunities to pursue their own areas of interest as well as be inspired or challenged by diverse people, practices, and ideas.

This is an overview. Stay tuned for the detailed schedule.


Presentation Sessions


Luminaries from diverse fields us inspire and provoke us with new perspectives.


Panels bring experts with different perspectives into conversation with each other and the audience.


Deep dives that advance our field at the intersection of theory and practice.

Watch a Paper Presentation

Case Studies

Showcase examples of how ethnography addresses specific product, service, or organizational challenge.

Watch a Case Study


Visually engaging, narrative performances that explore core issues and professional challenges in creative ways.

Watch a PechaKucha


Screenings and discussion explore the many ways ethnographers use film to interpret data and share insights.

Interactive Sessions



Mini-courses taught by experts in the EPIC community. Pre-registration required.


Breakout discussions on key topics in ethnographic practice. Pre-registration required.


Multi-media installations invite you to experience ethnographic practice in new ways.

Social & Networking

Welcome Reception

We’ll kick off EPIC at RMIT’s Capitol Theatre.

Conference Dinner

Arts Centre Melbourne. Tickets & info coming soon.

Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee

We’ll share coffee, breakfast & lunch…