Adnan Hussein left a comment about this, but it certainly deserves a post.
Coming up in December, the School of Communication of the Universiti Sains Malaysia will host the International Conference on Communication and Environment 2009 (ICCE09) in Penang.
The objectives of the conference are:
- To address the relationship between communication theories and practices pertaining to environmental issues.
- To act as a forum to chart future directions for policy, research, advocacy and other forms of collaboration.
- To provide a platform for networking among scholars, media practitioners, environmental and community activists, and other stakeholders.
This conference is for researchers, scholars, academicians, professionals, practitioners, students in media and the environment, including journalism, rhetorics, public relations, mass communication, risk analysis, political sciences, environmental education, environmental studies, public administration and policy makers who are interested in the interface between environmental issues and communication in general and the media in particular.
The conference program is not posted yet, but just looking at the conference workshops, I see that practitioners from Malaysia NGOs are well represented.
Steve Depoe will be presenting a keynote address and conducting a workshop.