In 1989, David C. Bicker, Ph.D., organized the first Communication Ethics Conference at APU. He was founding chair of the Department of Communication Studies, and in 2006, after he retired and became professor emeritus, the communication studies faculty named the conference in his honor.
APU’s Department of Communication Studies presents:
The 26th Annual David C. Bicker Communication Ethics Conference: Communication Ethics and Civility
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Venue: Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
Keynote Speaker: Don Waisanen, Ph.D.
Don Waisanen is an assistant professor of communication at the Baruch College School of Public Affairs, where he teaches courses in political communication, public argument and advocacy, media campaigns and analysis, and advanced speech training. His research focuses on rhetoric and public affairs, especially comedy in public culture, and the connections between deliberation, social movements, and civic identities. He is currently working on a book-length manuscript analyzing political conversion as a persuasive appeal in U.S. history. Waisanen writes for The Huffington Post and Thick Culture. He received a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California.
Paper and Presentation Submissions
We invite faculty and students to submit brief proposals with title and abstract (no more than 250 words) to Brooke Van Dam, Ph.D., conference coordinator, at email@example.com by December 1, 2012. Selected presenters will be notified by December 14, 2012.
Paper topics may include, but are not limited to, ethics and civility in:
- Interpersonal Communication
- Intercultural Communication
- Family Communication
- Gender Communication
- Rhetorical Communication
- Social and New Media Communication
- Organizational Communication
- Management Communication
- International Communication
- Development Communication
- Political Communication
- Religious Communication
- Leadership Communication
- Public Relations
If you have questions, contact Van Dam at firstname.lastname@example.org
or (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3336.
Registration for the event will begin in December. Details to follow.