The 24th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies
Communication and Dialogue: Integrating
There are two opposing perspectives that have resulted
from today’s globalized world: One that promotes diversity, interconnectedness,
and interdependence through open borders and intercultural collaboration as the
antidote to the global problems of inequality, terrorism, and climate change. But
not all subscribe to this notion, as another, more harmful view is characterized
by ethnocentrism, prejudice, xenophobia, and implicit biases, which cause fear,
exclusion, alienation, divisiveness, and violence. As intercultural
communication scholars, it is our ethical responsibility to identify, analyze,
and provide strategies and solutions to these problems and to create inclusive
and integrated global communities through engaging intercultural and
international dialogues. Integration of communities requires humanity to come
together through compassion, empathy, shared values, common interests, and full
participation of all people while acknowledging and respecting cultural
differences. By sharing research from diverse interdisciplinary perspectives on
intercultural and international issues, we can generate new ideas, new ways of
thinking, and collective wisdom toward a brighter future.
To provide scholars, educators and practitioners from
different cultural communities with opportunities to interact, network and
benefit from each other’s research and expertise related to intercultural and
To synthesize research perspectives and foster
interdisciplinary scholarly dialogues for developing integrated approaches to
complex problems of communication in global contexts;
To advance modes of inquiry for intercultural
communication research and disseminate practical findings to facilitate
understanding among cultures;
- To foster global intercultural sensitivity and
integration in discussing and addressing challenging issues facing humanity.
IAICS Is soliciting submissions that reflect diverse theoretical perspectives
and empirical research in both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Topics are broadly defined, but not limited to the following areas:
Studies on globalization
Culture and community building
Cosmopolitanism in culture
Language and culture
Discourse analysis and global implications
Nonverbal communication in intercultural
Comparative literature and poetics
Language teaching in intercultural
Media and film studies across cultures
Journalism and globalization
Global communication and technology
Public relations and advertising in
Intercultural communication competency
Intercultural and public policy
Guidelines for Submission:
- Abstract, 100-150 words in English, including positions,
affiliations, email addresses and mailing addresses for all authors. Times New
Roman 12pt font size, single-spaced.
- Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme may be
submitted. Panel proposals should include a 100-150 words abstract of each
panelist’s paper (as above) and panelists must each individually complete the
registration process (as above).
Submission will be evaluated by a peer-review committee. The conference working language is English.
Submission Deadline: EXTENDED - November 15, 2017.
Notification Letters: February 15, 2018.
Send Submissions to: Xing Lu, Ph.D., 2018 Conference Chair, at IAICS2018@depaul.edu