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Cross-Cultural Communication Conference (CCCC)

“Communicating diversity in the post-multicultural era: exploring paradoxes, challenges and opportunities”

A Research Conference 

FEBRUARY 6-7th 2020

PERTH, Western Australia

In recent years, culturally diverse societies have faced increasing difficulties in accommodating diversity. Multiculturalism appears to have lost its popularity. Some scholars and politicians have gone as far as declaring multiculturalism a failure in Europe and much of Western society. Even in proudly proclaimed diverse societies like Australia, the idea of multiculturalism has been contested. Has the multicultural agenda run its course? And what are the implication for professional communicators who work across nation states and cultural contexts? How can we build integrated and connected communities in a post-multicultural society?

This conference invites you to explore the changing public discourse surrounding multiculturalism and associated challenges for international communicators.

The fourth international Cross-Cultural Communication Conference is organised by five universities: Curtin University (Australia, Malaysia, Singapore & UAE), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Zayed University (UAE), Emerson College (USA) and Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations, Ramon Llull University (Catalonia-Spain). Together these universities are providing a platform for a broad scope of research in cross-cultural communication and intercultural communication challenges. The conference focus reflects a growing interest in intercultural aspects of communication. The upcoming conference will be held in Perth, Western Australia, over two days (Thursday, 6th February and Friday, 7th February 2020).

Papers for presentation at the conference will be selected following a double-blind peer review by an international academic panel. The most recent conference (Abu Dhabi, 2019) attracted submissions from more than 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Russia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Vietnam, UAE, UK and USA.

All accepted abstracts will be published subsequently in the conference proceedings. Selected papers from the conference will be included in the special edition of the Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal (Australia), the Journal of Communication Arts (Thailand) and Communication and Media in Asia Pacific (Thailand).
The conference will include a keynote speakers, panel discussions and a dedicated HDR stream.

Call for Abstracts & Papers

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