The 2017 Conference on Communication and Environment in Leicester

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

June 29 to July 2, 2017, University of Leicester

We are delighted to invite you to Leicester, UK, for the 2017 Conference on Communication and Environment. Leicester, with a proud history that goes back to Roman times and recently in the international spotlight for the discovery and re-interment of the remains of King Richard III, is the county town of Leicestershire and is geographically in the heart of England. It was designated Britain's first Environment City in 2000 in recognition of its work to promote green spaces, sustainability and recycling.

The 14th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE 2017) is hosted by the School of Media, Communication and Sociology at the University of Leicester, which has a long-time and long-term commitment to environmental awareness, research and education. The University has recently updated its Environmental Sustainability Strategy (2015-2020), embedding it into the heart of what we teach and research.

Leicester1.jpgWe are honoured to have been chosen to host COCE 2017 and will endeavour to make this conference as green as possible. We look forward to welcoming you to Leicester: come and participate in discussions about how we as environmental communication researchers and practitioners can help address the key challenges facing the environment and environmental communication.

Best regards,
Anders Hansen
School of Media, Communication and Sociology
University of Leicester

Leicester Local Organising Committee: Anders Hansen, Julian Matthews, Vincent Campbell, Bernhard Forchtner, Jilly Kay, and Giovanna Puppin.



Important Dates

22 July 2016 - Theme announced and call for submissions distributed
1 10 October 2016 – Online conference submission system available - slight postponement; thanks for your patience
15 December 2016 - Deadline for all submissions
1 February 2017 - Acceptance notification
28 April 2017 May 2, 2017- Early-bird registration closes
1 June 2017 - Presenters asked to have their papers and posters uploaded to the COCE web site (optional in some cases)
28 June 2017 - Pre-conference events (optional)
29 June 2017 - Conference begins in Leicester, UK
3 July 2017 - Conference excursions (optional)

For general questions about the conference, please use the contact form.


Virtual Conference for those who can't make it to Leicester

Conference sessions will be recorded for online viewing and presenters will be able to present remotely. Because of this, all submitters should be aware that their presentation will be recorded and may be made publicly available.

photo credit: University of Leicester