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Mon Feb 08 2010

Confs: Pragmatics, Applied Ling, Socioling/Botswana

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        1.    Akindele Dele Olufemi, Communication Studies

Message 1: Communication Studies
Date: 08-Feb-2010
From: Akindele Dele Olufemi <olufemiphiladeleyahoo.ca>
Subject: Communication Studies
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Communication Studies
Short Title: ICSCCOMM2010


Date: 05-Dec-2010 - 08-Dec-2010
Location: Gaborone, Botswana
Contact: Dele Olufemi Akindele
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

1st International Communication Studies Conference (Icsc)
University of Botswana
December 5-8, 2010

Conference Announcement:

The aim of the conference is to create a forum for communication scholars that engage in teaching communication skills in tertiary institutions and practitioners in corporate organizations to share their experience among themselves. The objectives of the conference include, among others:

-To deliberate on the role of Communication skills in the era of globalization.
-To find out about the current trends in communication skills research and practice.
-To discuss the state of the art in developing curriculum for communication skills in higher education and organizations.
-To deliberate on the way forward for enhancing communication skills research and practice in higher education and organizations.

The conference will have as its theme ‘Academic and Professional Communication in the Global World: the Way Forward’, and the following sub-themes:

-The role of Communication in the era of globalization
-Current trends in communication research and practice.
-Communication and Conflict management/transformation
-Communication for academic purposes
-Health communication
-Interpersonal communication
-Change communication
-Business communication
-Strategic communication
-Organizational communication
-Development communication
-Gender communication
-Family communication
-Speech writing and rhetoric
-Applied Linguistics
-ESP/EAP
-Communication skills and ICTs

Conference Registration Fees:

Early Registration: February – 1st November, 2010
USD150.00 or P1000.00

Late Registration: 2nd November – 5th December, 2010
USD200.00 or P1300.00

Students: USD75.00 or P500.00

This fee covers registration, bag, stationery and refreshments. Registration fees can be paid with Visa cards or by Direct Bank Transfer. See details as follows:

Account Name: University Of Botswana;
Bank Name: Standard Chartered Bank;
Bank Postal Address: P O BOX 1529, Gaborone;
Account Number: 0100110109600;
Transfer Ref: P658-COMM 2010;
Branch Name: MALL Branch;
Branch Code: 662167;
Swift Code: SCHBBWGXAXXX;
Contact Person (UB): Thabo Abram;
TEL: 002673554071;
FAX: 002673959390;
E-Mail Address: abramtjmopipi.ub

Travel, Board & Lodging:

Participants will be responsible for making their own arrangements for travel, board and lodging. However, the conference organizers will furnish participants with information on the availability of hotels, motels and lodges in Gaborone. Details of accommodation and visa requirements will be communicated to participants shortly upon receiving their abstracts.



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