Call for abstracts

Is there an alternative to multiculturalism? To what extent change cosmopolitanism and interculturalism the paradigm of communication? How do different social environments respond to the challenges of post-multiculturalism?

The main topics for the conference are:

  • Communicating migration: from ‘global’ citizenship discourses to the creation of non-citizen spaces
  • The role of communication in combating global health challenges
  • The role of AI in communicating across cultures: opportunities and challenges
  • Tourism: cultural diplomacy or threat to national identity?
  • Communication in sports: emphasising nationalism or bringing us closer together?
  • Subcultures: exploring values, norms and communication trends
  • Developments in digital and virtual communication
  • Cross-cultural issues in public affairs
  • Governance across cultures and in multicultural environments

Abstracts that address the conference theme(s) are encouraged; however all submissions addressing communication issues will be considered. Papers may be conceptual or based on empirical data (using quantitative and qualitative methodologies).

Abstracts should be between 500 and 1000 words in length, including references. They should clearly state the purpose, methodology, findings, implications and originality of the study. Author and affiliation details are to be printed on a separate sheet and the author(s) should not be identified in the abstract. Abstracts must be presented in Word format, in 1.5 line spacing and 12 point font size on A4 format pages with one-inch (2.54cm) margins.


Panel proposals are also welcome. The proposal should describe the title and focus of the panel, include the name of the chairperson, as well as names of every proposed member of the panel and title or focus of each presentation.