International Communication Conference Begins Today

Communication and rhetoric scholars from around the world begin meeting today in the Power Center for the 14th Annual Communication Ethics and International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA) Conference.

Dr. Edda Weigand

The conference, hosted by the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, will run from Wednesday, June 1, through Saturday, June 4.

Attendees will take part in numerous presentations that fall under conference’s four main content areas, with a keynote presentation or panel for each:

  • Dialogic Ethics—The keynote will be presented by Dr. Lisbeth Lipari, associate professor of communication at Denison University.
  • Organizational Language and Dialogue—The keynote will be presented by Dr. François Cooren, professor and former head of the communication department at the Université de Montréal.
  • Rhetoric and Dialogue—The keynote will be presented by Dr. Scott Stroud, associate professor of communication studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Semioethics—The panel for this topic will be chaired by Dr. Janie Harden Fritz, professor of communication and rhetorical studies in the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

Dr. Edda Weigand, professor of linguistics at the University of Münster, is this year’s IADA Historical Spotlight Panel speaker.

The full conference schedule, including speaker bios and daily presentations, is available on the conference website.