Waterlines: Confluence and Hope through Environmental Communication. The 15th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE). June 17-21, 2019, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Pre-Conference Events

We are still working on pre-conference event planning. Right now we know we will be offering the following on June 17.

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Graduate Student Pre-Conference

June 17, 2019, 9:30AM-4PM, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Cost: probably US$45 - includes lunch and refreshment break
The International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) invites any and all interested students to participate in the 2019 Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) Graduate Student Pre-Conference to be held June 17, 2019 from 9:30AM-4PM at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. The Pre-Conference will consist of three workshops on publishing, grant writing and job searching as well as the opportunity to discuss work-in-progress papers with professors during a paper workshopping session. Students interested in the paper workshopping session should send ONE work-in-progress paper for prior faculty review as a Word or PDF document to hanna.morris@theieca.org by May 15, 2019. Also note that pre-registration is required and can be done through the online conference registration process that will open January 15, 2019 here: https://theieca.org/conference/coce-2019-vancouver/registration  
Planning committee members: Hanna E. Morris, Laura Anne Seroka, Meaghan McKasy, Julia Choolwe Munsaka
Pre-Conference Agenda

9:30AM—Opening Remarks (Hanna E. Morris)

10AM—11AM—Publishing as a Graduate Student
Moderated by: Julia Munsaka
Panelists: Matt Nisbet, Alison Anderson
Workshop description: Getting published is tough. Competition is high and there is no single formula for getting published. Join the discussion with past and present journal editorial board members to learn tips and ask advice on the publishing process.

11AM—coffee break

11:15AM—12:30PM— Navigating the Academic and Non-Academic Environmental Communication Job Market  
Moderated by: Laura Seroka
Panelists: Clive Desire-Tesar, Susan Tumuhairwe, Kajsa Dalrymple, Denise DeLorme
Workshop description: You’ve nearly got the degree! Now you need to land a job. Join us to discuss the ins and outs of marketing yourself through resumes, cover letters, job calls and interviews for academic and non-academic positions.

12:30PM—1:30PM—Lunch and mingling (with the IECA Board)
1:30PM—3PM—Paper Workshopping/Office Hours with Faculty
Workshop description: Students have the opportunity to submit work-in-progress papers for faculty suggestions and feedback. Limited appointments will be available pending paper submissions. Please submit ONE work-in-progress paper for prior review by May 15, 2019 to hanna.morris@theieca.org
Faculty Reviewers: Anabela Carvalho, Jennifer Good, Kajsa Dalrymple, Laura Rickard

3PM—4PM— Applying for Academic Research Grants
Moderated by: Meaghan McKasy
Panelists: Geo Takach, Danielle Endres, Bridie McGreavy, Andrea Feldpausch-Parker
Workshop description: Funding is a critical part of academic life. This workshop will bring together experts from multiple methods and areas of research to discuss their experiences in applying for grants from organizations such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Come hear their advice and ask questions about your own applications.

4PM—Closing Remarks (Hanna E. Morris)