Advertising and Reality CFP

Call for Papers: Additional Chapters in a Book on Advertising and Reality
Title: Advertising and Reality: A Global Look on Life in Commercials
Under Contract with: Continuum (Expected Publication Date – Fall 2012)
Editor: Amir Hetsroni (School of Communication – Ariel University Center, Israel).

This book, under contract with Continuum, which aims to offer an extensive peak at the way our life is represented in advertising, has recently received from the publisher space allotment for additional chapters. Therefore, a call is made here to mass media scholars, advertising researchers, marketing experts and social science academics from all over the world to offer contributions that shed light on some of the ways human life is represented in commercials.

Specifically, chapters are needed in the following areas:
*       Families in advertising
*       Children in advertising
*       Work and leisure in advertising
*       Health, diseases, disabilities and death in advertising
*       Eating, drinking, food and body figure in advertisements
*       Theoretical accounts of reality representation in advertising: Application of schools such as cultivation, priming etc.

If you like to submit a chapter on an area that is not listed – please contact the editor. However, as a rule of thumb, chapters are not needed in most of the other areas. Particularly, we do not seek entries on gender, sexuality, violence, ageing, minorities, fame and attire – since contributions on these topics have already been accepted.

The viewpoint of the collection is social-scientific. This means that empirical studies and reviews of empirical studies (content analysis, reception/effects studies) are welcome. Theoretical papers are acceptable provided they are positivistic in the manner of knowledge pursual. Solely polemic-critical texts and purely qualitative manuscripts that rely on small non-representative samples will not be considered.

The deadline for extended abstract submission (three to four pages long) is: September 20th, 2011.
The abstract should consist of a purpose statement for the proposed paper, theoretical framework(s), method(s) of analysis, major findings (of previous studies) and expected results (for new studies), scholarly contribution, public appeal/applied implications (if existing) and a short biographical sketch of the author(s).

Notification of acceptance/rejection and invitations to submit complete papers (6,000 to 10,000 words, APA style) will be made on or before October 1st , 2011.

The complete papers’ due date is November 15th , 2011.

Requests for revisions will be sent no later than November 31st 2011 and the revisions will have to be completed until December 20th 2011. The book will be sent to the publisher (in compliance with the contract) no later than last day of 2011 in order to be out in print by the fall of 2012.

We are aware of the fact that the schedule is tight, but since we have space for no more than two or three additional papers – we will be able to be attentive and give a lot of guidance to the contributors.

Please send submissions, inquires and proposals to:
Professor Amir Hetsroni
School of Communication
Ariel University Center, Israel
Tel. 972-54-3231616 ; Fax. 972-8-9286602
Email: amirhe@ariel.ac.il; amirhetsroni@gmail.com

Museums for ICD

UNESCO launches the network of Museums for Intercultural Dialogue

The role of museums as messengers of peace and intercultural understanding cannot be overemphasised, as they stand as major attractions in our globalised world where millions of people travel for the discovery of other cultures.

UNESCO launches an appeal to the international museum community to join its network by contributing to the enrichment of its new on-line virtual museum for intercultural dialogue where invaluable objects and new narratives can be consulted, for the enjoyment of the public and a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of historical actors, since the early times to present.

UNESCO Museums for Intercultural Dialogue EN | FR | AR

Inauguration of the pilot exhibition in Egypt and Syria (link)

World Heritage site museums project (link)

Contact: Nao Hayashi Denis

Texas A & M job

Texas A&M University, Department of Communication

The Department of Communication at TAMU invites applications for a tenured position at the Associate or Full Professor level in Civic Dialogue and Leadership starting September 1, 2012.  All methodological and theoretical orientations are acceptable so long as the scholarship focuses on the interrelationships among civic discourse, leadership, and democratic practice.  Possible areas of expertise include: political communication and the interrelationships of democratic government, elections, and new media; argumentation and advocacy in the public sphere; social movements; public dialogue, public deliberation, and participatory democracy; public discourse and conflict management; intergroup dialogues regarding diversity, ethnicity, race, and gender; difference, dialogue, and multiculturalism, organizational communication and workplace representation; formal and informal leadership practices and workplace democracy; corporate social responsibility; communication technologies, !
web 2.0, and political campaigns; the role of new media technologies in civic and/or political dialogues; and community dialogues around health.

To receive fullest consideration, applicants should apply by November 1, 2011, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to J. Kevin Barge (kbarge@tamu.edu).   Chair of Committee, Department of Communication, 4234 TAMU, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4234. Phone: (979) 845-5500; FAX: (979) 845-6594 (emailed applications will not be accepted).

The department offers the PhD, MA, and BA degrees. It has 21 tenure-track faculty members, 60 graduate students, and 1000 undergraduate majors.  Further information regarding the department is available at:  http://comm.tamu.edu.  Texas A&M is the fourth largest university in the United States. The student body includes 23% African American, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, and American Indian or Alaskan Native students and over 4300 international students from 126 countries. It ranks among the highest nationally in number of national merit scholars, total research expenditures, and total endowment funds. Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is deeply committed to diversity, and responds to the needs of dual-career couples.

Butler U jobs

Butler University: The College of Communication invites applications for four open faculty positions beginning August 2012.  Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the positions are filled. Consideration will be given only to complete applications.
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Organizational Communication & Leadership Program
Three organizational communication positions: one position as an associate professor with tenure and two as assistant professor tenure-track positions.

All of the successful candidates should be broadly trained in the area of organizational communication. Successful candidates should have a terminal degree in the discipline or closely related field. Candidates should be able to teach undergraduate introductory communication classes as well as upper-level courses in organizational communication and leadership, public speaking, business and professional speaking, communication theory, research methods and interest in developing and implementing curricula that address multicultural issues.  We seek applicants from a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. The teaching load is 3/3 for all three positions and all full-time faculty are expected to recruit and advise students.  The College is planning to develop graduate programs in communication in the future.  Salary based on qualifications and experience.

Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, samples of published work or evidence of scholarly activity, copies of unofficial transcripts, and three letters of reference.  We would like to conduct interviews at the National Communication Association annual meeting in New Orleans in November.
1.    Associate professor with tenure preferred. An advanced assistant professor considered (tenure track).  The successful candidate should have a strong teaching and research portfolio and should demonstrate the ability to provide leadership in curriculum and program development. We are particularly interested in candidates whose area of study allows them to collaborate with our College of Business and Butler’s Business Accelerator. Search Chair: David Waite, Ph.D. (dwaite@butler.edu), Re: Organizational Communication Faculty Search
2.     Assistant professor, tenure track. The successful candidate should have a strong teaching portfolio as well as a program of research leading to publication.  Although open, we are especially interested in candidates with research areas in intercultural communication, international communication, health communication, critical theory and conflict mediation.  Search Chair: Ann Savage, Ph.D. (asavage@butler.edu), Re: Organizational Communication Assistant Professor Search
3.     Director of Debate, Assistant Professor, tenure track.  The successful candidate should have extensive debate experience, a strong teaching portfolio, as well as a program of research leading to publication.  Although open, we are especially interested in candidates who can also contribute to the rhetoric and rhetorical theory component of the new major in Media, Rhetoric and Culture.  Ability to teach Media Literacy a plus.  Search Chair: Allison Harthcock, Ph.D. (aharthco@butler.edu), Re: Director of Debate/Assistant Prof Search
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Strategic Communication Program
Visual Communication Instructor: Graphic Design Specialization
The Strategic Communication Program is searching for an outstanding teacher in visual communication who specializes in graphic design for public relations and advertising. The full-time, three-year renewable instructor position will begin in August 2012. We are seeking an accomplished professional and an experienced instructor, who has a passion for teaching and design and would bring that passion and energy into a college classroom.  All full-time faculty are expected to advise and recruit students.
The successful candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses in beginning to advanced levels of graphic design, 2D design publishing, motion graphics, advertising and related industry software for print and online publishing, and all digital media; as well as participate in student advising, curriculum development, senior project reviews, program committee work and service at the University level.  An ongoing program of creative work is expected.
Qualifications: Minimum of a master’s degree in Communication Design, Advertising, Digital Art, Art & Design Education, Fine Arts, or related area is required. Minimum 6 years professional experience in graphic design-related field is expected. College teaching experience is a definite plus. The ideal candidate possesses excellent communication skills and an eye for great concept and design, and previous experience interacting with diverse communities.  The teaching load for this position is fulltime: 4 courses per semester.  These courses emphasize the application of design and production principles to advertising and public relations materials.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial transcripts, current teaching evaluations (if applicable), and a list of three references and their contact information to: Rose Campbell, Ph.D.; Search Chair; Re: Visual Communication Instructor Position
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Created in 2010, the College of Communication brought together longstanding departments and courses that include: Organizational Communication and Leadership; Strategic Communication; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Media, Rhetoric and Culture; Creative Media and Entertainment; plus the School of Journalism.
Butler University, founded in 1855 by attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler, is home to about 4,000 undergraduate and 700 graduate students in six colleges and more than 60 academic majors.  Located in Indianapolis, a thriving metropolitan area of approximately 1.5 million people in the 27th largest media market, Butler occupies 290 acres in a vibrant and diverse neighborhood near the White River on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The University emphasizes a liberal arts-based education with the goal of teaching clear and effective communication, appreciation of beauty, and a commitment to lifelong learning, community service and global awareness.  For further information visit the Butler website at www.butler.edu.
Please submit applications to the corresponding search chair at the College of Communication, Butler University, 4600 Sunset Avenue, Indianapolis, IN  46208-3485.

Butler University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and historically underrepresented groups.

Women/Media in Middle East CFP

FEMINIST MEDIA STUDIES SPECIAL ISSUE:
From Veiling to Blogging: Women and Media in the Middle East
Edited by Nahed Eltantawy
Vol. 13, No.5, November 2013

Middle Eastern women have traditionally been viewed as weak and submissive, passively accepting male authority and leadership rather than seeking leadership for themselves.  From Edward Said’s Orientalism to Lila Abu-Lughod’s “Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?” women of the Middle East have been portrayed as helpless creatures who are often hidden behind the veil, quietly waiting to be liberated.

Recent democratic movements in the Middle East, popularly grouped together under the banner of the “Arab Spring,” signal the rise of a new kind of political activism across the region, made possible, in large part, by the now widespread use of social media. The world has witnessed millions across Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, Yemen and Syria as they have marched to the squares and told their stories of life under repressive political regimes. How have women been involved in these events? What are their experiences and stories? In addition to the more widely known stories of political demonstrations in the region, there have also been more localized events, such as the women-led driving protests in Saudi Arabia, that suggest that there are many stories still to be told to unveil the realities of women’s experiences in the Middle East. In what ways have women utilized media, including social media such as Twitter, Facebook and blogging, for both personal and political !
expression and have these platforms contributed to the democratization of women’s lives?

This special issue seeks manuscripts that focus on Middle East women and their relationship with the media old and new – how women are portrayed, how and why women utilize media and technology, and women’s media production.

Topics of interest in relation to Middle East women and the media include but are not limited to:
  Media portrayals of women
  Women’s use of  social media
  Women’s utilization of media to promote  the “Arab Spring” revolutions
  Women and cyberactivism
  Women’s use of media (old and new) for self expression and identification
  Women’s utilization of media for empowerment
  Women’s media production

Please submit a 350-word abstract to Dr Nahed Eltantawy at: neltanta@highpoint.edu by no later than April 1, 2012.

Aims and Scope
Feminist Media Studies provides a transdisciplinary, transnational forum for researchers pursuing feminist approaches to the field of media and communication studies, with attention to the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, political, and economic dimensions and analysis of sites including print and electronic media, film and the arts, and new media technologies. The journal invites contributions from feminist researchers working across a range of disciplines and conceptual perspectives.
Feminist Media Studies offers a unique intellectual space bringing together scholars, professionals and activists from around the world to engage with feminist issues and debates in media and communication. Its editorial board and contributors reflect a commitment to the facilitation of international dialogue among researchers, through attention to local, national and global contexts for critical and empirical feminist media inquiry.

When preparing your paper, please click on the link ‘Instructions for Authors’ on the Feminist Media Studies website (www.tandf.co.uk/journals/rfms

) which provides guidance on paper length, referencing style, etc. When submitting your paper, please do not follow the link ‘Submit Online’ as special issue papers are handled directly via email with the special issue Editor.Nahed Eltantawy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Journalism
Nido R. Qubein School of Communication
Office: Qubein 357
Drawer 33
High Point University
High Point, NC 27262-3598
336-841-9175
www.highpoint.edu/communications

College of Charleston job

The Department of Communication at the College of Charleston announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, to begin August 2012. Ph.D. in communication or mass communication required by time of appointment.

This position requires a specialty in strategic communication or public relations.  Applicants with expertise in international or global public relations and/or ethics are especially welcome. All methodological perspectives will be considered.  Teaching assignments depend on the expertise of the successful applicant but will include basic, capstone and writing intensive courses in strategic communication and mass media. Qualified candidates will be expected to contribute at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  Research active faculty carry a 3-2 teaching load.

Evidence of effective teaching (e.g., syllabi, examples of student work, student evaluations), a description of your commitment to the most recent pedagogical and technological advances, and evidence of scholarly or creative potential (e.g., samples of previous work) are required.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference should be sent electronically (preferred) or by regular mail to the search committee:

Dr. Amanda Ruth-McSwain, Search Committee Chair
ruthmcswaina@cofc.edu
Department of Communication
College of Charleston
66 George Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29424

Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Materials should arrive by October 1, 2011 to assure full consideration.

This collegial department has over 20 full-time faculty, approximately 750 undergraduate majors, and a master’s program. To learn more about the department and the College of Charleston, founded in 1770 and located in the historic downtown area, visit our Web site at http://www.cofc.edu/communication.  A description of our world class Advisory Council can be found at http://communication.cofc.edu/advisorycouncil/index.php. The College of Charleston has adopted a strategic plan emphasizing interdisciplinary research and teaching and placing a high priority on international initiatives.

The College of Charleston is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.  The College of Charleston is committed to creating a diverse community.

J Multicultural Discourses reviews

Call-for-Reviews

Journal of Multicultural Discourses (ISSN 1744-7143 print; ISSN 1747-6615 online)

Editor-in-Chief: Shi-xu, Zhejiang University, China
Review Editors: Yoshitaka Miike, University of Hawai’i at Hilo, USA / Sune Vork Steffensen, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

The Journal of Multicultural Discourses (Routledge, Taylor & Francis), edited by Professor Shi-xu, is now calling for reviews of publications and events which are relevant to the purposes of the journal (http://tandf.co.uk/journals/1744-7143). In summary, we are seeking reviews that examine (1) the recovery and reconstruction of intellectual traditions on language and communication from cultures outside the West (and/or non-Western cultures inside the West), including those discussing the methods and epistemologies of such research and (2) studies in language and communication practices outside mainstream cultures. For this new journal, the editorial team is particularly interested in accepting innovative and even provocative reviews which go well beyond content summaries and promotional endorsements. A range of review formats will be considered including but not limited to:
* A critical examination of more than one recent publications
* A fresh consideration of historical texts, particularly non-Western ones that have not previously been brought to an international audience
* A contrast and comparison of a seminal work with a recent publication in a related field
* A critical analysis of several journal publications in an emerging field

The Journal of Multicultural Discourses has two review editors: Professor Yoshitaka Miike (ymiike@hawaii.edu) and Professor Sune Vork Steffensen (vork@language.sdu.dk). While you can contact either of the editors to propose a review, there is a slight difference in orientation amongst them: Yoshitaka will be responsible for reviews on the cultural diversity of language and communication as well as the scholarships on them; Sune will take responsibility mainly for reviews engaging with various forms of discourse and communication research.

Reviews should be between 2,000-3,000 words long (all inclusive). Your review is likely to be published within six to twelve months following the acceptance of the manuscript. We strive to include 3-4 reviews per issue. Please see the journal website (http://tandf.co.uk/journals/1744-7143) for publication guidelines.

BMW-UNAOC intercultural award

BMW Group and UN Alliance of Civilizations Launch Award to Foster Innovation in Cross-cultural Dialogue
Application forms now available online

Munich – New York, August 22, 2011. In an unprecedented partnership with the private sector, the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is joining hands with the BMW Group to launch an Award for Intercultural Innovation. The name of the award is BMW Group Award for Intercultural Innovation in support of the Alliance of Civilizations, under the auspices of the United Nations.
The annual award will identify highly innovative initiatives that are advancing cross-cultural understanding between different communities and cultures.  For future recipients of the award, alongside a monetary prize, winning will mean receiving support from the UNAOC and its powerful network of civil society, corporate, government, media and foundation partners. The specific assistance provided will depend on the individual needs of each project.
By providing support to emerging intercultural initiatives, the UNAOC and the BMW Group aim to encourage innovation in the field while helping winners expand their projects, make them more impactful, and replicate them in other settings where they might be useful.
Both BMW Group and the UNAOC come with a track-record of having supported intercultural projects around the world for many new years.  The new award builds on such previous efforts.
The ten most innovative initiatives in the area of intercultural understanding will be distinguished for the first time at an award ceremony that will take place during the Fourth Annual UNAOC Forum in Doha, Qatar in December 2011. Application forms can be downloaded from http://www.unaoc.org/unaoc-bmwgroup-award/ and must be submitted by October 16, 2011.
Intercultural understanding has a long tradition in the BMW Group
As an international company with a multinational workforce, the BMW Group has recognized the importance of mutual cooperation between different cultural groups for decades. Through the BMW Group Award for Intercultural Learning/Commitment the company has recognized innovative projects and personalities around the world for 14 years, for their support to sustainable and open relationships between international communities. Hundreds of projects and documents have been received in which people express their ideas for intercultural cooperation either within their own neighbourhoods or at trans-regional level. Over the long history of this award, more than 40 projects and academic papers have been awarded. Current awardees are supported for a whole year by employees of the company.
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is an initiative of the UN Secretary-General which aims to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions.  It also helps to counter the forces that fuel polarization and extremism. The UNAOC was established in 2005, at the initiative of Spain and Turkey, under the auspices of the United Nations and under the leadership of Jorge Sampaio, former President of Portugal, as High Representative for the UNAOC.
For further information please visit http://www.unaoc.org/unaoc-bmwgroup-award/ or contact:
Konstanze Carreras,
BMW Group Corporate and Governmental Affairs
Corporate Social Responsibility
Jean-Christophe Bas, Senior Advisor
Strategic Developments and Partnerships, UNAOC

MA Int’l Relations & Cultural Diplomacy

MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy
The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Cooperation with Dubrovnik International University
(Berlin and Dubrovnik, October 11th, 2011)
(www.icd-academy.org) Application Form>

The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and Dubrovnik International University (DIU) are pleased to announce the graduate Master of Arts program in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy. Offered by DIU in partnership with the ICD, the program will combine the traditional academic components of international relations with a new focus on the role of soft power and cultural diplomacy in contemporary global affairs.

The Degree
While the study of political science has been a cherished tradition of academia, the developments outlined above demand the identification of entirely new theories and models. An understanding of the challenges faced by the contemporary world requires an interdisciplinary approach; International Relations and Diplomacy should not be understood only as disciplines of Political Science or Political Theory, but also be interpreted from the perspective of art and culture, economics, law, and other social sciences.

Further information about the program curriculum is found under: http://www.culturaldiplomacy.org/academy/content/articles/maincd/MA_Cultural_Diplomacy_Curriculum.pdf

The Online Degree
In order to provide access to this MA degree to those applicants who are not able to travel to Berlin and Dubrovnik for the MA degree (such as professionals or diplomats with full time jobs) we have developed  an online version of the MA in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy. This degree would follow the same structure and curriculum of the on-site Masters Degree offered through the two institutions; however would be completely administered online and offered to those who could not physically come to Berlin or Dubrovnik. This program, like the on-site program, will be facilitated in English. For more information about this online degree, please contact us at: academy@culturaldiplomacy.org

Admissions
DIU and the ICD do not consider any one element of an application exclusively. Rather, our admissions panel considers academic achievement as well as personal qualities such as strength of character, motivation and the ability and willingness to take on new academic challenges. Additional factors, such as essays, letters of recommendation, and interviews are also a vital part of the admissions process. Our aim is to attract students from a variety of backgrounds and countries that will foster a unique and diverse learning environment.

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The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with headquarters in Berlin, Germany. The goal of the ICD is to promote global peace and stability by strengthening and supporting intercultural relations at all levels. Over the past decade the ICD has grown to become one of Europe’s largest independent cultural exchange organizations, hosting programs that facilitate interaction among individuals of all cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds, from across the world.

Mark Donfried
Director & Founder
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (ICD)
Ku´damm Karree (3rd Floor/Hochhaus)
Kurfürstendamm 207-8 Berlin, Germany-10719
Phone: 00.49.(0)30.2360-7680
Fax: 00.49.(0)30.2360-76811
www.culturaldiplomacy.org
info@culturaldiplomacy.org

Crossing Boundaries conference

Crossing Boundaries: Working and Communicating in the Asia Pacific Region
Third Conference of the LSP (Languages for Specific Purposes) and Professional Communication Association for the Asia-Pacific Rim
March 13-15, 2012
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Keynote Speaker: Vijay Bhatia, City University of Hong Kong
Plenary Speakers: Gail Fairhurst, the University of Cincinnati, OH; Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini, Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, UK; Clayton Dube, USC US-China Institute, CA

Call for Papers/posters
The conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) and Professional Communication in the Asia-Pacific Rim and beyond to take part in a dialogue on research and collaboration in academic, professional and workplace contexts. To build a clearer understanding of communication in the workplace it is crucial to have effective collaboration between language experts, trainers and institutions specializing in communication skills. Such collaboration in turn is fundamental to the design and implementation of effective pedagogy, assessment and curricula.

We invite papers and posters on any of the following areas:
•Relationships between LSP theory and workplace practices
•Interconnections between discourse and socio-institutional practices
•Collaboration between language teachers/trainers and institutions/organizations
•Functional variation of language in academic and professional contexts
•Discursive and professional practices of specialists
•Disciplinary, intercultural and cross-cultural variation in professional communication & discourse
•Descriptions of language use in professional contexts
•Workplace communication and curriculum design
Papers focusing on the study of languages other than English are most welcome.

Presentation Guidelines
Papers will be allotted 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion.

Abstract Submission Guidelines
Abstracts should be between 250-300 words and should be sent via e-mail attachments to
rcwalker@marshall.usc.edu or aritz@marshall.usc.edu

Abstracts should include:
1. The title of the paper
2. A list of 3-5 key words describing the area and focus
3. The name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s)
4. The corresponding author’s e-mail address and contact details
All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by a committee composed of members of the conference organizing committee

Registration Information
To ensure conference rates for the hotel, please register before November 1, 2011. Conference registration will be available on the Association’s website http://www1.english.cityu.edu.hk/aplspca/drupal/  after October 1, 2011.

The conference registration fee includes cost of registration, a conference bag, luncheons, coffee breaks, conference dinner, and a reception.

Abstract Submission Deadline
The deadline for receipt of abstracts is December 15, 2011.
Notification of acceptance will be given by January 1, 2012.

Preconference workshops
Two pre-conference workshops will be held on March 13, 2012 by plenary speakers Gail Fairhurst and Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini. Please refer to the registration form for further details.

Proceedings
A selection of conference papers will be published with an international publisher.

About Asia-Pacific LSP & Professional Communication Association

The Asia-Pacific LSP (Languages for Specific Purposes) and Professional Communication Association is an association of Asia-Pacific researchers, teachers and trainers specializing in the study and teaching of languages for specific purposes and professional and organizational communication, and fostering such activities in a broad range of disciplinary fields. The primary aim of the association is to promote transdisciplinary and collaborative research and practice in academic, professional and workplace contexts.

Website: http://www1.english.cityu.edu.hk/aplspca/drupal/