Call for student volunteers

Join the student volunteers team to receive a free registration to attend the MAB16. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with international academic and industrial researchers and to share your interest in media architecture with other students.

Please register your interest via email to [email protected] by March 14th, 2016, 11:59pm PST.

Please include the following information in your application:

  • Name, contact information, affiliation
  • Educational background
  • Conferences you have attended before
  • Any previous experience(s) as a student volunteer
  • Whether you have submitted or are planning to submit a paper to MAB.

Student design competition

MAB24H 2016 has now finished. Congratulations to all the teams who participated! You can still access the brief and information here.

The biannual MAB Student Design Competition, known as MAB24H, is a global event run as a 24-hour design challenge on April 9th, 2016. The winning entries will be presented at MAB16 in Sydney. The competition is open to bachelor, master and PhD students from around the world.

What to expect

MAB24H is an intense and fun competition. You can participate in a team of up to 5 people or on your own. Your goal is to design something that responds to the brief provided at the start of the challenge. The brief will include information on what you will be designing, some background reading, helpful hints, and what we expect you to do. You will have 24 hours to create your design, write your paper, maintain your blog and shoot/produce your video.

During the 24 hours, mentors will be on Twitter and Tumblr under the #MAB24H hashtag, commenting and challenging each teams' process. So, go find some friends and get ready to enter! And don't worry if you have a small team, some of the most successful groups in 2012 and 2014 were small! Have fun!

Important dates
Registration closes April 8, 2016 at 8am AEST
24-hour challenge takes place online around the world April 9, 2016 at 8am AEST

The prizes for the winning and runner up teams will be:

  • A mention in the design competition chapter of the official MAB16 book (published by av edition).
  • Copies of the official MAB16 book.
  • One complimentary full pass or MAB16 for the winning team.
  • Award certificates for all team members.
Previous competitions

See the winners from MAB12 and MAB14 as well as all of the submitted concepts.

Register your team

Registration for the 2016 MAB24H is now closed.

Student volunteer chairs

[email protected]

  • Glenda Caldwell


  • Joel Fredericks

    The University of Sydney

  • Homa Rahmat


Student design competition chairs

[email protected]

  • Luke Hespanhol


  • Callum Parker

    The University of Sydney

  • Lone Koefoed Hansen

    Aarhus University