Ethical Communicators: inaugural conference of the Institute ofCommunication 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)

Contact: Donald Matheson, University of Canterbury, NZ -

To launch the Australia-New Zealand branch of the Institute of Communication Ethics, a one-day conference will be held immediately before the 2006 ANZCA annual meeting with the theme, Ethical Communicators. Expressions of interest and abstracts are invited now from scholars and practitioners on the ethical dimensions of communication. Deadline: May 30, 2006.

Papers are particularly invited which explore the following areas in relation 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, cultural studies, 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 Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, UK

Dr Edward Spence, Senior Lecturer, School of Communication, Charles Sturt University

The format will be informal and will emphasise discussion. To that end, aside from the keynotes, presenters will be asked to talk briefly (10 minutes) to their papers. Papers will be made available.

Costs is still being finalised, but will be low. We hope to make attendance free or at a nominal cost for ICE members and those who join at the event. Lunch will be provided at a small cost.

Please email for further information or to register your interest.

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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