About the Conference on Communication and Environment 2013

Nadarajah (Sri) Sriskandarajah's picture

People on mountainOn behalf of the local organizing committee in Uppsala, it gives me great pleasure in announcing our plans for COCE 2013, the 12th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) in Uppsala, Sweden, June 6-10, 2013.

We, at the Division of Environmental Communication at SLU, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, in collaboration with our colleagues at Uppsala University warmly welcome you to this Conference, the first COCE to happen outside of the United States.

We have chosen a conference theme that is inspired by this year’s Earth Summit in Rio and we have linked participation with Environmental Communication in the way these two matters concern us in the EC fraternity. Deliberation as a form of participation and communication about the ‘commons’ are our chosen sub themes. We hope that you find these keywords as attractive entry points for you to choose to come and join us in Uppsala!

The conference will open with a short plenary session in the late afternoon on 6 June 2013, followed by a welcome reception. Parallel panel sessions as the popular format of past COCE events will continue on 6 – 7 June and the conference will conclude with a closing plenary before lunch on the 9th of June. We are planning on offering an excursion/field trip for those who stay on the extra day on 10 June 2013.

Some important dates to remember are 1 June 1012 for the call for abstracts, panels and posters, 15 September 2012 as the deadline for submissions, and 12 November 2012 when conference registration will open (http://environmentalcomm.org/coce2013).

Please download the conference flyer and share it widely.

We look forward to receiving you in Uppsala in Summer 2013!

Nadarajah Sriskandarajah

Chair, Local Organizing Committee