Concourse: 10/24/17


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

International Conference on Communication and Dialogue: Integrating Global Communities by IAICS- July 5– 8, 2018 Chicago,USA

Call for Papers:

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. 

Conference Time: July 5-8, 2018
Conference Venue: DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA

Conference Goals:
• 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 international issues;
• 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.


Topics are broadly defined, but not limited to the following 

  • Studies on globalization 
  • Culture and community building
  • Cosmopolitanism in culture
  • Language and culture
  • Discourse analysis and global implications
  • Nonverbal communication in intercultural contexts
  • Cultural identity
  • International conflict
  • Comparative literature and poetics
  • Cultural hybridity
  • Language teaching in intercultural communication
  • Media and film studies across cultures
  • Journalism and globalization
  • Global communication and technology
  • Public relations and advertising in global contexts 
  • Intercultural communication competency
  • Intercultural and public policy
  • Cultural studies
  • Environmental studies
  • Rhetorical studies
  • Translation studies

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.

The conference working language is English.

Submit abstracts and panel proposals by November 1, 2017. 
Notification letters will be sent out by February 15, 2018.

Send Submissions to: Xing Lu, Ph.D., Conference Chair, DePaul University,

Conference Host:  The College of Communication, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, USA

Conference Web Site:; find information on fees, registration, and accommodations.

IAICS Website:; learn more about IAICS, including goals and membership information. 

CUELT 2017: Cukurova International ELT Teacher Conferences.-5-6 April 2018 Cukurova University, Turkey

Call For Abstracts:

Dear participants and attendees of the 3rd Cukurova ELT Teachers Conference,

English language teaching and learning has been changing the scene and changing itself and the CUELT Conferences seek out new themes and practices in  language learning and teaching. With the introduction of 21st century skills and information and communication technology in ELT classes, we are exposed to reshape the language teaching and learning  to gain radically different outcomes. 

Therefore CUELT 2017 conference aims to gather a large number of scholars, researchers, practitioners and educators with interests in language teaching & learning and linguistics at all levels from all around the world. It also aims a look at the issues to promote connections between theory and practice so as to activate classes, accelerate language learning process and to introduce innovations in language pedagogy. 
Speakers can choose to do an oral presentation or a poster presentation. For both types of proposals, speakers are expected to submit a structured abstract through our proposal submission system. All proposals will be blind-reviewed by at least two members of the editorial and advisory board for scope and quality.

As with the previous conferences, there will be a number of oral and poster presentations and an impressive line-up of keynote speakers who will share their new insights.

Researchers, Linguists, and ELT scholars from all around the world are invited to submit their papers to CUELT 2017: Cukurova International ELT Teacher Conferences.  Proposals for presentations are invited on the following, but not limited to, themes:

  • Applied Linguistics and Language Education 
  • Approaches and Methods in Language Education 
  • New Pedagogies in Teaching English Language and Applied Linguistics 
  • English as an International Language 
  • English for Academic Purposes 
  • Literature and English Language Teaching 
  • English for Specific Purposes 
  • English Language Curriculum Development 
  • English Language Teaching Materials Development 
  • Intercultural Communication 
  • Corpus-Based Language Teaching 
  • Language Learning and Acquisition 
  • English and Education Policies: Fact-Finding, Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation 
  • Life-long Language Learning 
  • Distance Language Education 
  • Multimedia and ICT in English Language Education 
  • Teacher Training and Education 
  • Continuous Professional Development 
  • Translation Studies & Language Teaching 
  • Modes of Testing and Evaluation 
  • Virtual Learning Environment 
  • Digital Game Based Language Learning 

CUELT Conferences have become worldwide and well-attended ELT events in Turkey. CUELT Conferences are international, and therefore, make effort to gather academics and researchers from as many countries as possible. The previous events have already attracted over 300 participants from all over the world. CUELT-2017 had a great number of concurrent sessions (about 150 presentations from 90 international and national presenters) selected from the largest number of proposals ever received. 

Aimed at ELT teachers, practitioners, policy-makers and graduate students, CUELT 2018 will be held in Adana, Turkey in 5-6 April 2018 and will build on the success of our previous conferences. 

April is the most beautiful season in Adana. It is orange blossom season and Orange Blossom Carnival will be held on 07 April 2018, Saturday ( Those who enjoy carnivals and who desire to inhale the smell of beautiful oranges can extend their stay after our fruitful conference.

Registration and abstract submission is open now.

 Abstract Submission  Dates
Call for papers begins September 11, 2017
Deadline for Abstract Submission December 22, 2017
Deadline for Early Registration January 31, 2018
Deadline for Late Registration March 1, 2018
Deadline for Full Paper Submission June 15, 2018

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