Upcoming Conference on Communication and Environment

This upcoming week will bring the start of the 10th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment. This year’s conference runs June 27-30 in Portland, Maine and is hosted by Travis Wagner at the University of Southern Maine. The full program is available on the conference web site.

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About Mark Meisner

Executive Director of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA). I also research, teach, write about, and speak on environmental and sustainability communication, media, culture, and policy. Facts are usually facts, but opinions and sense of humour are always my own.
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1 Response to Upcoming Conference on Communication and Environment

  1. travispw says:

    Earlier this week, Mark Meisner asked me to discuss the upcoming COCE. Unfortunately, I have spent most of this week looking for the correct forms, filling out forms, begging, threatening, and whatever you would take to work my way through university bureaucracy for the conference. (I am sure most of you can relate to bureaucratic barriers.) It is now 3:25 e.s.t. on Friday and believe I completed the last form!

    We have had an unusually wet June, even for New England, and the forecast for this weekend is iffy, mainly potential showers, but the show will go on.

    Some highlights;

    We will have some 80 presentations including presenters from Sweden and Canada.

    We will be recording select presentations on Sunday, June 28 and will be uploading them onto Youtube or equivalent. I will be sure to send a note out on ECN when this happens.

    We decided to have an organized grad-student mixer. It was going to be a pub crawl, but when 52 signed up we had to go to Plan B. We rented a room off-campus, hired a bartender, and will be playing grad student bingo.

    The Monday lunch presentation will be one of my colleagues, a musicologist, who has explored how climate change affects the music of indigenous cultures, which has been a central aspect of communication for eons. It should be interesting.

    The turn out for the Downeast lobster/vegan bake will be much larger than expected. It will be preceded by a reception sponsored by Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture and will be followed by a performance written by and starring Jonny Gray.

    If there is time, I hope to be able to post some more details.

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