CFP IABC: Think Forward 2019 (Canada)

ConferencesThe International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) World Conference: Think Forward, June 9-12, 2019, Vancouver, Canada. Deadline: October 26, 2018.

With the theme Think Forward and an eye toward the latest trends, solutions and ideas, the 2019 IABC World Conference will explore new challenges and opportunities facing the communication profession. Renowned for it’s natural beauty, rich history, diverse cultures and mild climate, Vancouver was selected as the ideal location choice for this year’s event.

CFP NAMLE 2019 (USA)

ConferencesCall for Papers: National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) Conference: A Path Forward: Elevating Conversation, Unifying Voices, June 26-28, 2019, Washington, D.C. Deadline: November 1, 2018.

The National Association for Media Literacy Education is now accepting proposal submissions for the 2019 Conference to be held in Washington D.C. from June 26-28, 2019. The conference theme, “A Path Forward: Elevating Conversation, Unifying Voices” aims to provide a platform for including voices from diverse disciplines as we explore the future of media literacy in a rapidly shifting media landscape. To this end, the conference includes innovative session formats and built-in networking opportunities to facilitate the sharing and discussion of new ideas. Through these collaborative sessions, educators, researchers, and practitioners from diverse fields within and outside of media literacy education can work with other participants of the conference to create innovative tools, practices, and strategies for moving media literacy beyond Fake News.

CFP Interaction & Discourse in Flux (Finland)

ConferencesCall for papers: Interaction and discourse in flux: Changing landscapes of everyday life, COACT Conference 2019, University of Oulu, Finland, 24-26 April, 2019. Deadline: 19 October 2018.

This conference explores how changes in society emerge in interactions and discourses. How do these changes influence, and how are they influenced by, participants in various contexts of work and everyday life? Organizers warmly welcome contributions that outline future trends and present new perspectives on interaction and discourse studies. Presentations may investigate the complexity of different settings, data, methods and theories.

COACT – Complexity of (inter)action and multimodal participation is a research community at the University of Oulu. Its members explore complexity from diverse perspectives and focus on examining how social participants manage, coordinate and adapt to complexity, and display complexity socially to others, through skilled multimodal participation. COACT is also interested in studies that expand the notion of interactional complexity to include the participants’ histories and interactions across multiple timescales.

MESO 2018 Conference (Argentina)

ConferencesThe Center for the Study of Media and Society in Argentina (MESO), a joint initiative between Northwestern University and Universidad de San Andrés, will host its fourth annual conference at the latter’s campus in Victoria, Buenos Aires, on Friday October 19th, 2018. This fourth annual conference is sponsored by Northwestern’s Center for Global Culture and Communication. Registration for this event is free, and will be open until October 5, 2018.

CFP Linguistic Landscape Workshop (Thailand)

ConferencesCFP The 11th Linguistic Landscape Workshop (XIScape2019), 4 – 6 June 2019, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Deadline: 1 December 2018.

As the first Linguistic Landscape workshop convened in Asia, the theme for this year’s XIScape2019 is, appropriately, “East Meets West: Social Reflection and Integration.”

OBJECTIVES

*To attract LL scholars from Europe, America, Africa, and Asia to meet and share their research findings.

*To introduce Asian LL to Western scholars and vice versa.

*To encourage the integration of various branches of knowledge.

*To promote understanding of society through LL study.

CFP Ethnography of Communication and Interdisciplinary Moves (Finland)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Ethnography of Communication and Interdisciplinary Moves. June 11-14, 2019, Helsinki, Finland. Deadline: December 1, 2018.

The University of Helsinki cordially invites scholars working on or interested in Ethnography of Communication to Helsinki, Finland for a conference to be held June 11-14, 2019 The conference is titled Ethnography of Communication and Interdisciplinary Moves. This is the fourth conference devoted to Ethnography of Communication approaches; other conferences have gathered in Washington, Omaha, and most recently in New York.

The theoretical-methodological approach of Ethnography of Communication is a particular way to study culture, communication and interaction. It lives in and nourishes multiple languages and countries and pulls on different academic communities such as linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropology, anthropological linguistics, folklore studies, media studies, conversation analysis, etc.

The June 2019 conference has a two-fold structure designed to benefit local and international researchers. First, invited workshops and paper presentations will explore the ways in which Ethnography of Communication relates in particular with language ideology, folklore studies, and media ethnography. All three approaches or disciplines are alive and strong at the University of Helsinki, and they are closely related to Ethnography of Communication. Second, individual papers and panels will present recent research and other works on the Ethnography of Communication.

AIEMCA 2018 (Macau)

Conferences11th Australasian Institute of Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis (AIEMCA) Conference, hosted by the Department of Communication, University of Macau, Macau, China, 27-29 November 2018.

The biennial AIEMCA conference provides a forum for scholars from a range of disciplines using ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, membership categorisation analysis or discursive psychology in studies of everyday and/or institutional talk-in-interaction.

The theme for the 2018 conference to be held at the University of Macau is on Investigating Methods and Methodologies.

CFP East and West Bridges (Finland/Russia)

ConferencesFor the first time, SIETAR Russia and SIETAR Europa have organized a special event: EAST & WEST BRIDGES, October 26-28th 2018, Helsinki, Finland and St. Petersburg, Russia. Deadline: October 5, 2018.

In the world of international relations, intercultural relations are often left out of the discussion.

SIETAR Russia and SIETAR Europa invite participants to the international event dedicated to East and West Bridges. The journey to increase awareness and knowledge will start in Helsinki on October 26, 2018, and will carry on in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, on October 27-28, 2018, at the Higher School of Economics’ (HSE) Management Training Centre (Kochoubey Centre). The HSE Kochoubey Centre is a magnificent site of the accumulation of the historical and cultural heritage of Russia.

Organizerswelcome researchers, teachers, interculturalists, sociologists, educators, trainers, and others interested in the development of intercultural interaction and increasing awareness of the Russian culture and on how to develop awareness and building bridges between Russia and Western countries and between East and West.

The event will combine culturally guided visits and roundtable discussions.

CFP Digital Diasporas: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (UK)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Digital Diasporas: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, 6 and 7 June 2019, University of London, UK. Deadline: 1 December 2018.

Since Appadurai wrote on the intertwined phenomena of electronic media and migration as disruptive and defining features of modern subjectivity (1996), the relationship between digital technologies and diasporic communities has emerged as a critical area of study across a number of disciplines. However, such research risks remaining isolated within disciplinary silos, often despite the similar processes, practices and materials studied. This conference aims to inspire greater dialogue across disciplinary boundaries in order to develop a richer understanding of the role of the digital in creating and sustaining diasporic connections and communities, and of how diasporic groups and individuals transform and shape digital tools and technologies for their own creative and strategic purposes.

Organizers especially welcome research which pays attention to the linguistic and cultural dimensions of digital technologies and media. This is, however, not restricted to any specific geographical area, language or type of community. Equally, the digital is intended to encompass the fullest range of digital practices, materials and technologies, while the conference aims to include methodological and analytical approaches ranging across, for example, ethnographic, cultural studies and computational approaches.

CFP ICA 2019 (USA)

ConferencesCFP International Communication Association, 24-28 May 2019, Washington, D. C. Submission deadline: 1 November 2018.

The ICA 2019 conference theme of Communication Beyond Boundaries aims for an understanding of the role of communication and media in the crossing of social, political and cultural boundaries that characterize contemporary society, and encourages research that crosses the boundaries of research domains, of particular fields of research interest, and of academia and the outside world.