Announcing Free Access to Virtual COCE 2013

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The International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) is pleased to announce Virtual COCE 2013.

For the first time ever, the Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) will be streamed live for anyone to watch for free.

This year's COCE–the 12th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment–is also the first to be held outside the United States. Experts from around the world will gather at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala, Sweden from June 6-9 to present the latest research on environmental communication and to discuss the role of communication in helping to address regional, national, and international environmental issues and problems.

The theme of this year's conference is public participation, and many of the presentations will focus on what roles the public are playing and could be playing in ongoing issues and conflicts over land use, agriculture, forests, fresh water, oceans, climate change, energy, wildlife protection, and more. Many sessions will consider how the media influence environmental affairs, as well as the links between communication strategies and policy-making. Case studies come from around the world, and range from the local to the global.

The IECA is able to make Virtual COCE 2013 available for free thanks to a grant from the National Communication Association.

For more information about Virtual COCE 2013, or to register, please go to: