Arab-US Assoc of Communication Educators (USA)

Conferences23rd Annual Conference of the Arab-US Association of Communication Educators (AUSACE), Department of Communication, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, October 25th-28th, 2018. Deadline: May 1, 2018.

Scholars are encouraged to share their research with a growing community of scholars during this year’s AUSACE conference, hosted by the Department of Communication at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, between October 25th-28th, 2018. Interested faculty and student scholars are invited to submit abstracts or papers addressing these areas of investigation:
*Online cross-cultural communication
*Global Strategic Communication: Advertising and Public Relations across cultures
*The impact of culture on language and communication
*Cultural diplomacy
*News agendas: Global media and their audiences
*Representations of foreign cultures in local media

Deadline for sending Abstracts: May 1st, 2018, and for sending full manuscripts is August 15th, 2018.

CFP ABC: Diversity & Culture in Business Communication (USA)

ConferencesAssociation for Business Communication 2018 Annual Conference: Celebrating Diversity and Culture in Business Communication, October 24-27, 2018, Miami, Florida, USA. Deadline: April 30, 2018. 

With its culturally diverse history, the city of Miami encourages us to think about inclusion in ways that can enrich our lives and   work. As ABC members, a culturally diverse group ourselves, we are working hard to make our classrooms and workplaces more diverse, culturally inclusive, and ethical. Let us use this conference as a way to generate these important conversations in order to pave new paths to follow as we return to our home institutions.

We invite proposals addressing (but not limited to):

  • Creating a culturally inclusive environment for students and stakeholders
  • Developing diverse teaching tools used to better prepare students on topics in business communication
  • Using specific delivery modes, such as online classes, hybrid classes, and face-to-face classes, in innovative ways to serve students’ needs that contribute to retention and engagement
  • Addressing the effects of culture and diversity on ethics in the classroom and the workplace
  • Creating a balance between recognizing individual cultural identity and promoting best business practices in a multicultural environment
  • Responding to challenges created by diversity and cultural (mis)understanding(s)
  • Devising cutting-edge approaches and strategies to shape and expand business communication and teaching
  • Designing and/or responding to innovative and emerging trends in the use of technology and visual communication

CFP IADA 2018: Dialogue & Becoming (Taiwan)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Dialogue and Becoming: Technologies, Agencies, and Ways of Relating. International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA) Conference. Chinese Culture University, Taipei, TAIWAN. Sept. 25–28, 2018. DeadlineApril 16th, 2018.

We now live in an environment where many of our dialogues and interactions are facilitated, actualized, virtualized, augmented, or completed by and through communication technologies and online platforms. Humans go online not only to interact with other human beings, but also to interact with information and data. In many contexts, we now achieve dialogical communication by integrating technologies and information, using or creatively appropriating various platforms (e.g. Castells, 2007; Dahlberg, 2007; Fuchs & Obrist, 2010, Papacharissi, 2015).

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CFP Oxford Migration Conference (UK)

ConferencesCall for Papers | Oxford Migration Conference: Crossing borders / Crossing disciplines: Rethinking Inclusion, Exclusion, and Human Mobility. 17–18 May 2018, Worcester College, Oxford University, UK. Deadline: 20 April 2018.

Human mobility is accompanied by processes of inclusion and exclusion. Whether in large-scale economic processes or face-to-face encounters, navigating ethnic, cultural, religious, economic, or linguistic differences resulting from migration and mobility can be challenging for states, societies, and individuals alike.

What are the various scales and moments at which processes of inclusion and exclusion come to the fore? Who includes and who excludes? Where do processes of inclusion and exclusion take place? What effects do they have at the individual, regional, national or international levels?

This conference aims to generate new inter- and multi-disciplinary insights and ideas on the theme of inclusion/exclusion. We invite abstracts from researchers at all academic levels addressing processes of inclusion/exclusion in relation to human migration and mobility from all disciplinary perspectives.

Practitioners and policy-makers are welcome to submit their ideas, and contributions that feature applied or practical collaboration with groups or individuals outside of universities are particularly invited.

CFP Russian Communication Association for NCA (USA)

ConferencesCFP Russian Communication Association – NCA Call for Submissions. Deadline: March 28 2018.

The Russian Communication Association welcomes submissions for the National Communication Association Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, that focus on various aspects of communication in, with, and about Russia. We welcome any theoretical perspective or methodological approach that may advance our understanding of communication discipline, including, but not limited to, critical/cultural studies, rhetoric, media, intercultural, interpersonal, organizational, peace and conflict, gender and sexuality, political, and performative.  Submissions should not be limited to Russia alone as long as they are related to it in some way.  We also encourage panel discussion submissions that include presenters from multiple institutions and/or multiple countries.

If you have any questions, please contact Sasha Allgayer at sallga AT

CFP Linguistic Ethnography in a Changing World (UK)

ConferencesLinguistic Ethnography in a Changing World, Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication (EELC) conference, 20-21 September 2018, University of Edinburgh, UK. Deadline extended: 7 May 2018.

7th biennial conference of the Linguistic Ethnography Forum, hosted by the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh.

This year’s theme takes in Brexit, Trump and ‘this country’s had enough of experts’ to ask … what role should LE research play in this changing world? What are the questions it should seek to answer, and how can it make a distinctive contribution to the national debate?

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EPRIE 2018: Media in Times of Populism (Poland, Germany, Belgium)

ConferencesEPRIE (Exchange Program for Regional Integration in East Asia and Europe) aims to exchange perspectives and experiences between East Asia and Europe. In 2018, the program theme will be Media in times of populism and post-truth politics – challenges and opportunities. June 27 to July 8, 2018. Deadline Extended to April 8, 2018.

The program is open to young professionals who are interested in actively contributing to the seminar by introducing their ideas and perspectives, sharing their opinions, and engaging their fellow participants in discussion. Specifically, it will consist of:

3 days of preliminary program with  introductory session in  Krzyzowa, Poland,
5 days of sessions with intensive peer to peer exchange on the topic and visits to organizations in Potsdam and Berlin, Germany, and
4 days of sessions with alumni and visits to institutions in Brussels, Belgium.

Target groups are young people aged between 25 and 35 years from Europe (mainly France, Germany, Poland) and East Asia (mainly China, Japan, Korea). Program participants will include young professionals, and postgraduate students in Master and Research degrees from the field of Area Studies as well as from the disciplines of History, Social and Communication Sciences, among others.

CFP Media Culture & Society: Argentina & Latin America (Argentina)

ConferencesContemporary Developments on Media, Culture and Society: Argentina and Latin America, October 19, 2018, Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Deadline extended to May 1, 2018.

This will be the fourth annual conference organized by the Center for the Study of Media and Society in Argentina (MESO) on the interactions between media, culture and society. This fourth event is sponsored by the Center for Global Culture and Communication at Northwestern University.

Submissions should contribute to ongoing conversations about media, culture, and society in empirical, theoretical or methodological ways. They might also broaden our knowledge about the relationship between media, culture, and society at the national and regional level. Articles may refer to different aspects of communication, media, and cultural goods and services in the areas of journalism, entertainment -cinema, theater, television, music, etc. – advertising and marketing, public relations, social media, and video games, among others.

CFP Teaching & Learning L2 Pragmatics (UK) 

ConferencesCFP Teaching and Learning L2 Pragmatics. University of Central Lancashire, UK, 28-29 June 2018. Deadline: 15 March 2018.

This UK-based international conference is dedicated to second language pragmatic development in learning and teaching. We particularly welcome papers focussing on Chinese as a second language, or Chinese learners of English at home or in study abroad contexts.

Papers and posters are invited from researchers or practitioners in any field of language learning and teaching, to focus on an aspect of the conference theme:
• The teaching and learning of L2 Chinese pragmatics at home or study abroad
• The teaching and learning of pragmatics for Chinese English language learners at home or study abroad
• Effective ways of teaching pragmatics in the classroom
• Using ICT for pragmatic development
• Pre departure and in country pragmatics instruction
• Testing and assessing pragmatic development
• Affective factors influencing pragmatic development (e.g. motivation)

CFP IALIC 2018 (Finland)

ConferencesInternational Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication (IALIC): The “Good” Interculturalist, University of Helsinki, Finland, 29-31 August, 2018. Deadline: March 15, 2018.

The ‘good’ interculturalist yesterday, today and tomorrow: Everyday life-theory-research-policy-practice

The word ‘intercultural’ has been in use in research and practice in different parts of the world for many decades. In daily life, it is less used compared to ‘competitors’ such as multicultural or, increasingly, diversity. Interdisciplinary at heart, like all concepts, the word ‘intercultural’ is also very polysemic and politically driven.

Our interest in the notion of the ‘intercultural’ in this conference rests on the root of the word, ‘inter’, which hints at reciprocity, being located/occurring/existing between.

 This conference serves as a platform to discuss what it means to be a ‘good’ interculturalist today. We expect many and varied (discordant) voices to meet during the conference. The past and future can also be considered, in diachronic and/or synchronic perspectives. The following broad contexts, which often overlap, will be examined: everyday life, theory, research, policy and practice. The micro-contexts of (language) education, teacher education, internationalization of education, business, health care, intercultural couplehood, are of interest amongst others.