The Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE)

The Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) has been held every other year since 1991. Until 2011 there was no official organization that ran the conferences; each conference was organized by the local host, usually with the assistance of other members of the Environmental Communication Network.

It is now run by the IECA and partner hosts.

Upcoming Conference

Waterlines: Confluence and Hope through Environmental Communication

The 15th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment
June 17-21, 2019, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada


Previous Conferences

Democracy, Borders and Public/Political Engagement: Challenges for Environmental Communication

The 14th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment
June 29 - July 2, 2017, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Bridging Divides: Spaces of Scholarship and Practice in Environmental Communication

The 13th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment
June 11-14, 2015, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA

Environmental Communication: Participation Revisited: openings and closures for deliberations on the commons

The 12th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment
June 6-10, 2013, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Across Borders and Environments

The 11th Biennial Conference on Communication and Environment
June 25 – 28, 2011, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA

The 2009 Conference on Communication and Environment in Portland

June 27-30, 2009, Portland, Maine, USA, sponsored by the Department of Environmental Science, University of Southern Maine
Save the Date (PDF) | Call for Papers | Web Site | Program | Program (PDF) | Proceedings

The 2007 Conference on Communication and Environment in Chicago

June 22-25, 2007, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Call for Papers | Program | Registration Form | Proceedings

The 2005 Conference on Communication and Environment on Jekyll Island

June 24-27, 2005, Jekyll Island, Georgia, USA
Call for Papers | Program | Proceedings

The 2003 Conference on Communication and Environment in Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

July 19-22, 2003, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon, USA
Call for Papers | Program | Proceedings

The 2001 Conference on Communication and Environment in Cincinnati

July 27-31, 2001, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Program | Proceedings

The 1999 Conference on Communication and Environment in Flagstaff

July 24-27, 1999, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Program | Proceedings

The 1997 Conference on Communication and Environment in Syracuse

July 26-29, 1997, Syracuse, New York, USA
Program | Proceedings

The 1995 Conference on Communication and Our Environment in Chattanooga

March 30 - April 1, 1995, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Proceedings

The 1993 Conference on Communication and Our Environment in Big Sky

July 23-25, 1993, Big Sky, Montana, USA
Proceedings

The 1991 Conference on the Discourse of Environmental Advocacy in Alta

July 29-31, 1991, Alta, Utah, USA
Proceedings


COCE Proceedings

Information on how to obtain proceedings from each of the conferences. In some cases you can download the proceedings in PDF form.

History of COCE

A brief history of how the conferences got started by Jim Cantril.