CFP Conference of the Americas (Colombia)

CALL FOR PAPERS
XI COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE OF THE AMERICAS (FELAFACS-NCA)
“Communicative Convergences: Mutations of Culture and Power and Change in the Academic Field in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula”
Medellin, COLOMBIA: Sunday October 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 PM

This conference will be part of the XV Meeting of the Latin American Federation of Schools of Social Communication (FELAFACS), to be held from October 5 to 7, 2015 in MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA. We invite all to participate also with presentations and assistance in the XV Meeting of FELAFACS. The deadline for submission of papers to the XV Meeting of FELAFACS is February 28, 2015.

The American Federation of Schools of Communication (FELAFACS) and the National Communication Association (NCA) signed in 2010 a Memorandum of Understanding which formalized the relationship that began in 1997 with the first Communication Conference of the Americas, in the City of Mexico. The aim of this agreement is to establish a long-term cooperation to promote dialogue among communication scholars in the Americas, and share their perspectives on research, teaching and practice of communication to foster new ways of collaboration.

In the spirit of this understanding, the two associations support the celebration of the XI Conference of Communication of the Americas to be held in Medellin, COLOMBIA on Sunday, October 4, 2015. This conference is held as part of the XV Latin American Meeting of Schools of Social Communication (FELAFACS) to be held from 5 to 7 October 2015 in City of MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA.

The XI Conference of the Americas communication allows communication scholars of the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula to grow and create international connections to share their projects, perspectives, and experiences in the field of research, teaching and practice of communication in universities and organizations.

TOPICS OF THE PANELS
Panel 1: “Mutations of Culture and Communication in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula”
Proposals for this panel may address issues related to specific cultural mutations and their impact on changes in communication in any of the countries of the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula. The context of these cultural and communication change is open (hence may be in the social, political, cultural, urban, rural, technology, business, academic, religious, environmental, etc. context). We seek proposals for theoretical essays or research (done or in progress) that are provocative and original, and analyze the relationships between cultural change and its impact on communication mutations.

Panel 2: “Mutations of Power and Communication in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula”
Proposals for this panel may address issues related to specific mutations Power and its impact on Mutations in the communication in any of the countries of the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula. The context of these mutations power and communication is open (hence may be in the social, political, cultural, urban, rural, technological, business, academic, religious, environmental, etc. context). We seek proposals for theoretical essays or research (done or in progress) that are provocative and original, and analyze the relationships between mutations of power and its impact on communication mutations.

Panel 3: “Transformations in the Academic Communication Field in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula”
Proposals for this panel may address issues related to transformations in the Academic Communication Field produced by cultural or specific mutations in any of the countries of the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula. We seek proposals for theoretical essays or research (done or in progress) that are provocative and original, and analyze the relationships between cultural mutations and power in the academy and its impact on communication within the academy mutations level governance, teaching, research and practice.

Requirements for Proposals:
Those interested in presenting at one of these panels (1.2, 3) must submit an abstract (abstract) of 2-3 pages with the given topic to present. The deadline is 28 March 2015. Authors of accepted proposals should send your manuscripts by September 15, 2015. Each panelist will have 10 minutes to make their presentation.  Proposals may be in Spanish, English or Portuguese.

Please send proposals in Spanish to: Dr. Agrivalca Canelón. Sabana University, Bogotá, Colombia. Please send proposals in Portuguese to: Dr. Ricardo Carniel Bugs, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, Spain / Brazil. Please send proposals in English to: Dr. Luis Felipe Gómez, San Jose State University, San Jose, California. USA.