Ebenezer Soola Conference on Communication (Nigeria) postponed

Dear colleagues,

You will recall that on February 26, 2015, the African Council for Communication Education (ACCE) Nigeria Chapter sent out its Call for Papers for its 17th National Conference and AGM scheduled to hold from October 20 to 23, 2015 at the International Conference Centre, University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

Then on May 16, 2015, the conveners of the Ebenezer Soola Conference on Communication sent out its Call for Papers for the 3rd edition of the Ebenezer Soola Conference on Communication scheduled to hold from September 27 to 30, 2015 at the Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

This was followed on May 28, 2015 by the Call for Papers of the Association of Communication Scholars & Professionals of Nigeria (ACSPN) for its 2nd Annual Conference scheduled to hold from September 23, 2015 at the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

Then on June 10, 2015, the organizers of the Idowu Sobowale Conference sent out its Call for Papers for the 3rd edition of the Idowu Sobowale Conference scheduled to hold from October 26 to 29, 2015 at Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.

We, the Conveners of the Ebenezer Soola Conference on Communication are of the strong opinion that this rash of communication conferences in Nigeria all scheduled for between September and October 2015, and all targeting the same community of communication scholars and professionals is unnecessary and unwarranted. Things can be better managed than this obvious show of non-consultation and insensitivity. Since we cannot get the organizers of the other conferences to do something to correct this anomaly by shifting and re-scheduling their conferences, we have decided to re-schedule ours.

Consequently, we have, painfully but with all sense of maturity, decided to shift the 3rd Ebenezer Soola Conference on Communication from September this year to sometime in 2016. The new date will be announced shortly but the theme of the conference remains as earlier announced “Communication, Change Management and Sustainable Development in the 21st Century”.

We sincerely apologise to all patrons, friends, well-wishers, and all of you who have either sent in abstracts and full papers or who have marked the date in their diaries for this shift. Be rest assured that your abstracts and papers will be stored in our e-library till the new date of the conference. The theme of the conference is as relevant today as it will be next year.

Meanwhile, we will be pleased to receive your comments and suggestions.

We thank you all for your understanding and patience.
Thank you and God Bless you.
Dr. Eserinune McCarty Mojaye
Secretary, Conveners Committee
July 30, 2015

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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