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


Registration includes the following:

  • Conference materials.
  • Admission to all COCE 2019 plenary and panel sessions, including keynotes.
  • Welcome reception on June 17.
  • Refreshments on June 18, 19, and 20.
  • Lunch on June 18, 19, and 20.
  • Access to audio recordings of all conference sessions if we make them.
  • Access to posted papers on the IECA website.

Pre-conference events, the conference dinner, and excursions are extra.

Delegates are responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel and accommodation separately.

Conference Dinner

You won't want to miss the conference dinner on June 18. It's COCE's main social and networking event, and always fun! This year we'll have live music before dinner and an open-mic for COCE musicians after dinner. The meal will feature planet-friendly fare and includes wine and beer. Tickets are $60 (a bit much, we know, but priced to break even) and if you want to bring a partner or friends, extra tickets are discounted.

Online ticket purchases are closed, but we will have a limited number of tickets available for purchase at the conference registration desk.


Registration Fees

The following table shows the registration fees in each category. Registration fees are in U.S. dollars. They do NOT include IECA membership.

There are discounts for IECA members as well as for FULL-TIME students at any level and for RESIDENTS of Lower Income Countries. Those registering as students may be asked for documentation of their full-time status.

The deadline for early bird registration is 11:59 pm Eastern time on April 15, 2019. After that fees go up approximately 20% in all categories.

Registration Category Early Bird:
until April 15
April 16 - May 31

At the conference
June 17-20

Member for 2018 & 2019 US$300 US$360 US$500
Member for 2019 US$335 US$400 US$500
Student or Lower Income Country Member for 2018 and  2019 US$150 US$180 US$300
Student or Lower Income Country Member for 2019 US$165 US$200 US$300
Non-Member US$375 US$450 US$500
Student or Lower Income Country Non-Member US$185 US$225 US$300
Virtual Presentation US$100 US$120 n/a

Student or Lower Income Country Virtual Presentation

US$50 US$60 n/a

IECA Membership is Required for Presenters

Anyone can attend the conference, and if you join the IECA before registering, you can get the registration discount.

Anyone who is on the program and registering for the conference MUST be a member of the IECA in 2019. Participants are expected to join the IECA by January 30, 2019 and register by April 30, 2019.

In order to receive the discounts, memberships must be paid up BEFORE registering.

Refund Policy

If you determine that you are unable to attend the conference after you have registered, please let us know as soon as possible. We will refund registration fees according to the following schedule.

  • Before April 15, 2019 - 100% of fees paid less US$50 cancellation fee
  • April 16 - May 31 - 50% of fees paid less US$50 cancellation fee
  • On or after June 1 - no refunds

IECA membership dues are not refundable.

Financial Support

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide any additional financial support to attend the conference.

Pre-registration is now closed. Please register on site.