3rd Annual WRTC Graduate Student Symposium on Communication

The Third Annual WRTC Graduate Student Symposium on Communication

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

“Communication in the 21st Century: Intercultural Communication” 1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 5 – Noon, Friday, April 6, 2012

The School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University welcomes proposals from graduate students in any discipline for a two-day symposium (from 1:00 p.m. Thursday to noon on Friday) exploring all facets of communication. This year, the theme of the symposium is “Intercultural Communication” broadly defined.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

communication in a globalized world
communication norms and discourse communities
the challenge of cross-cultural communication
communication and cultural values
globalization and global media
media framing of global politics and culture
cross-cultural training
public relations and diplomacy
diversity and communication in a global society
intercultural communication and foreign policy
communication and media convergence
intercultural awareness in communication

This year, the symposium keynote speaker at the Thursday evening banquet is Dr. Kirk St. Amant, associate professor of Technical and Professional Communication at East Carolina University, and a faculty member with ECU’s Master’s of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) program. His research focuses on international and intercultural communication as it relates to online media and includes international virtual workplaces, international outsourcing/offshoring, and the effects of globalization on online education.

Submit short 250-300 word proposals for 15-minute presentations as an attachment in ‘.doc’ format to communicationsymposium@gmail.com by Wednesday, February 1, 2012.

More information about the symposium, including programs and videos of keynote addresses from previous years, can be found at http://www.jmu.edu/wrtc/gradsymposium/.

Please contact us at communicationsymposium@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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