Ethical Communicators: inaugural conference of the Institute of Communication Ethics AU/NZ, 1.30 - 6pm 4 July, 2006, Napier Building, University of Adelaide, Australia

Hosts: Institute of Communication Ethics (ICE), with help from the Australia New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA)Please note: this cfp updates the first one on: website for registration, registration fee, keynote speaker list, instructions on submittingabstracts.

To launch the Australia-New Zealand branch of the Institute of CommunicationEthics, a one-day conference will be held immediately before the 2006 ANZCAannual meeting with the theme, Ethical Communicators. Expressions ofinterest and abstracts are invited now from scholars and practitioners onthe ethical dimensions of communication.

Deadline for abstracts (300 words): May 30, 2006. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed.

Papers are particularly invited which explore the following areas inrelation to communication practices and professions:

  • ethical best practice
  • ethical codes
  • ethical problems in practice
  • discourse ethics
  • public policy implications

As an interdisciplinary group, ICE invites contributions from a wide range of areas, including applied ethics, communication, computing, culturalstudies, discourse studies, education, information technology, journalism,law, management communication, marketing, philosophy, psychology, public relations and sociology.Keynote speakers are:

Prof Simon Rogerson, Director, Centre for Computing and SocialResponsibility, De Montfort University, UK

Prof John Weckert, Professor, School of Information Studies, Charles Sturt University

Dr Edward Spence, Senior Lecturer, School of Communication, Charles SturtUniversity The format will be informal and will emphasise discussion. To that end, aside from the keynotes, presenters will be asked to talk briefly (10minutes) to their papers. Papers will be made available.

Registration: AU$55 ($25 for students), free for members (including those who join at the event).

Conference website: (going live shortly) Please send abstracts or requests for further information on bookings to Jule du Varrens – – Tel +61(0) 2 95277046

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See you there,

Donald Matheson

-- Dr Donald Matheson Senior Lecturer Programme in Mass Communication School of Political Science and Communication University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha Private Bag 4800 Christchurch 8020 New Zealand tel: +63 3 366 7001 ext 7888 fax: +64 3 364 2414

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