24th International Conference of the International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies

Country: USA

City: Chicago

Abstr. due: 01.09.2017

Dates: 05.07.18 — 08.07.18

Area Of Sciences: Humanities; Cultural science;

Organizing comittee e-mail: IAICS2018@depaul.edu

Organizers: The International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS), DePaul University in Chicago


The International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) is pleased to announce the 24th Annual International Conference of Intercultural Communication Studies, July 5-8, 2018. The conference will be held on the campus of DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

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.

2018 Conference Theme:

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 Web-Site: https://academics.depaul.edu/iaics/call-for-papers/Pages/default.aspx