The internationally recognized Mechademia conferences explore the global innovations and the creative and cultural implications of Asian popular cultures, especially Japanese anime, manga, and gaming. The sessions combine the vibrancy of fan practices, a fashion show, and anime screenings with the presentations and dynamic discussions of keynote speakers, plenary speakers, academic papers and presentations from both established and emerging scholars, resulting in an enriching and unique experience. In recent years, we expanded our reach internationally by implementing remote presentation and attendance at the Minnesota conferences.

Typically conferences are held every year in September in Minneapolis, and biennially in Asia.