ANZCA Conference 2022
ANZCA 2022 Conference: Dates and Conference Theme Announced!
‘Communicating through Chaos: Connection, Disruption, Community’
University of Wollongong, Australia (November 29 – December 2, 2022)
Convened by School of The Arts, English and Media, Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, and Centre for Digital Transformation, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
ANZCA 2022 will showcase new directions for research focusing on fundamental changes occurring across the broad sectors of communication, journalism, digital health, and digital media. This includes burgeoning research and methodological frameworks in public and health communication, civic participation, and community-building. Academics, independent researchers, creative practitioners, and activists attending the conference will explore a range of issues that intersect with digital, social, and virtual communities and Web futures, as well as the ascendency of streaming services and social gathering platforms. The conference will run as an inclusive hybrid face-to-face and online event, welcoming emerging, aspiring, and established thinkers interested in interrogating new communication developments, connections, and disruptions that have transpired as a result of, or to respond to, the impacts of the COVID pandemic era.
Key topic areas include:
· The transformation and impacts of COVID-era organisational, intercultural, and interpersonal communications, and responses to misinformation;
· New and dynamic forms of public relations and health communication, and the creative use of digital media tools among communities of creative practitioners, commentators, audiences, fans, and policymakers;
· The evolution of virtual communication and social engagement in networked, mobile, augmented reality, and online spaces, which have ballooned since the start of the COVID pandemic; and
· Adaptions made to civic and community-building communication practices that are designed to support participation in society during periods of lockdown, isolation, and restricted mobility.
Stay tuned for more information, including the Call for Papers, which will be opening soon! In the meantime, you can join ANZCA’s mailing list here.