Pre-Conference Events

The following pre-conference events are planned for COCE 2015

Environmental Communication & Resilient Communities 
June 11, 2015, 8:30 to 3:00, reception TBD
Boulder Public Library and Boulder Civic Area

We invite scholars, practitioners, and policy experts to join us in Boulder, June 11, for a pre-conference workshop on resilience and environmental communication. COCE offers an ideal setting for workshop that brings different kinds of knowledge and expertise together and in the context of the city of Boulder. Boulder was designated one of the 100 resilient cities by the Rockefeller Foundation because of the city’s response to 2013 flooding. Yet the city, through the leadership of the city’s Chief Resiliency Officer (CRO), still developing practices for anticipating hazards, mitigating chronic ecological stress (i.e., floods, fires), and linking socio-ecological policies to economic development and an improved social climate. In addition to city staff and resilience assessment practitioners, we invite participation from environmental communication scholars and practitioners who may contribute to city planning and resilience thinking, especially those who focus on rhetorics of crisis, sustainability, and justice; public participation in environmental policy making; and interdisciplinary and collaborative learning processes, among other possible areas.

Read the full proposal (PDF).

Those wishing to participate in this event need to contact the organizers before February 28, the date pre-registration closes.  After that date, please contact John Ackerman to see if space is available.