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 27th Annual David C. Bicker Communication Ethics Conference: Blending Identities, Technologies, and Cultures
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Venue: Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
We love clear categories—good and evil, black and white, here and there, news and editorial—but more and more of these dichotomies are losing their edges.
This can result in blurred boundaries, gray shadings, hyphenated identities, and hybrid forms of media. A blending of both, though often put down, can be a necessary and important way to move toward acceptance of things like mixed-race marriages, interpersonal compromises, new forms of story and truth telling as well as cross-cultural understanding.
Breaking these opposing parts can also result in entirely new entities. Blogs may break the clear divisiong of news and editorial but may also generate a whole new understanding of information. Children raised in "Third Cultures" may blend both/many of their "homes" but conceive of identity and location in radical new ways. This conference seeks to explore and understand these new identities being created, new technologies being discovered and new cultures being established.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by December 4, 2013. Selected presenters will be notified by December 15, 2013.
Paper topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Interpersonal Communication
- Rhetorical Communication
- Media Studies
- Organizational Communication
If you have questions, contact Professor Brooke Van Dam at email@example.com or (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3336.
Registration for the event will begin in December. Details to follow.