• 07.02.2019 - 08.02.2019
  • 🇫🇮 Finnland / Vasa
  • VAKKI Communication Research Association
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XXXIX International VAKKI Symposium

VAKKI Communication Research Association arranges a Symposium on February 7-9, 2019 under the theme of Workplace Communication.

Workplace communication comprises many different settings: face-to-face meetings between co-workers, online interactions between experts, service encounters in different professional fields as well as technical or business communication to mention just a few examples. The common nominator to these setting is that they are connected with professional roles and identities and interwoven with institutional practices. We call for presentations, workshops and paper proposals for interactive paper session that interconnect for example with the following topics related to workplace communication:

– Working life communication in the context of leadership, management, marketing and technology
– Digital media and working life
– Languages, discourses and/or communication skills in working life and academia
– Change, crisis and risk communication
– Methodological and ethical challenges of working life communication (research)

The Symposium’s keynote speakers are:

– Dr. Cornelius Puschmann (Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research, Hamburg, Germany)
– Prof. Dr. Andrea Whittle (Newcastle University, Newcastle, United Kingdom)

The working languages of the symposium are Finnish, Swedish, English and German.

Participants may contribute with a presentation (20 min + 5 min discussion) or a paper for the interactive paper session (3 min). In the interactive paper session the participants can present their research ideas or present their research projects in a way of a ‘pitch talk’, which will be discussed in small groups after the presentations. We also welcome proposals for workshop topics. The purpose of the workshops is to provide participants with a less formal setting to exchange intellectual ideas and to share practical experiences on focused topics. Please submit your proposals (max. 300 words) for workshop themes as attachments (in rtf or doc format) to symposium2019 [at] vakki.net by October 15th, 2018. Further details on registering for the workshops will be provided in the second Call for Papers.

As for presentations and paper proposals for the interactive paper session, please submit your abstracts (max. 300 words) to symposium2019 [at] vakki.net as attachments (in rtf or doc format) by December 3rd, 2018. Please state in the message your name, your affiliation, whether your proposal concerns a section presentation, the interactive paper session or a workshop presentation. Also mention if you are giving your presentation together with someone else. The papers will be selected based on the scientific quality of the abstract. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by December 17th, 2018.