CFP: The 2019 Conference of the Asia-Pacific Communication Alliance in conjunction with the 2019 ANPOR Annual Conference

Power of Public Opinion and Multicultural Communication toward Global Transformation

November 6th-9th, 2019, Shangri-la Hotel, Chiangmai, Thailand

The Asia-Pacific Communication Alliance (APCA) is delighted to announce its 2019 conference to be held in conjunction with the 2019 ANPOR (Asian Network for Public Opinion Research) Annual Conference.

In the surge of globalization, the concepts of both Asianness and Asian identities have been negotiated in different discursive formations. Communication researchers in Asian countries have been interested in the intersections between global and local contexts. They are also the very cognitive foundations in which creative discussions are situated. These deliberations as both academic approach and political stance deserve empirical and critical inquiries.

As one of the largest pan-Asian Alliances of social scientific researchers and educators, the APCA wants to engage in meaningful conversations from different perspectives and academic paradigms, and thereby invites original research papers and panels that explore various dimensions of communication with Asian characteristics within the context of globalization. The APCA especially welcomes research that discuss and deliberates on different types of intersections between global and local idiosyncrasies in communication practice and research. Prospective contributors are encouraged to focus on these research from various outlooks of their respective academic backgrounds. Empirical, historical and critical approaches are equally welcome.

Possible themes include but not limited to:

  • Globalization and the dynamic of communication studies
  • De-Westernizing communication research
  • Communication issues with Asia-Pacific characteristics
  • Communication and social development within Asian Contexts
  • Critical thoughts in constructing an Asian identity through academic practices
  • Culture, communication and policy making in Asia
  • Identities and identifications of communication scholars in Asia-Pacific

The conference accepts paper and panel abstracts in English. Each paper submission should include no less than 250 words, plus a 50-word biography of the author(s). Each panel submission should include 4-5 papers, for each paper an abstract of no less than 250 words and a 50-word biography of the author(s) are needed. The deadline for abstract submission is September 15, 2019. Decision of acceptance will be sent by September 30, 2019. The presentation language in the conference is English. Abstract submissions should be sent to the ANPOR Conference system at by the above deadline.

Important date:

  • Registration Opens: 1 July 2019
  • Last Date for Abstract Submission: 15 September 2019
  • Last Date for Full Paper Submission: 1 October 2019
  • Last Date for Payment: 5 November 2019
  • Conference Date: 6-9 November 2019

The conference also accepts panel proposals in other Asian languages. Prospective contributors should follow the same guidelines as indicated above to submit abstracts in English by the deadline. If accepted, APCA shall ask the panel moderators or other volunteers to provide continuous translation in English during the conference presentations and panel discussions.

Contact: APCA secretariat