2012 WSCA in Albuquerque, Feb, 18-22

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Event Dates: 
February 18, 2012 to February 22, 2012
Albuquerque, NM


Join fellow scholars, students and practitioners in exploring environmental communication at the Western States Communication Association Annual Meeting in Albuquerque, February 18-21st. We have a full schedule of workshops, round table discussions, film reviews, and paper presentations addressing vital environmental issues. Here are some highlights:
On Saturday, Feb. 18th we will have a unique opportunity to engage our scholarship and practice at the intersections of nature and culture in a workshop/retreat held at Petroglyphs National Park and the Rio Grande River. This is a rare chance to engage in a dialogue with each other and in co-presence with nature and voices of the non-human. Space is limited so register ASAP.
On Sunday, Feb. 19th we have an international panel on environmental advocacy campaigns from around the world, along with a panel on environmental conflict here in the USA. That afternoon and evening we feature a retrospective panel with some of the leading scholars in our field taking a look back (and forward) at the evolution of environmental communication. This discussion will be followed by our business meeting and then our traditional social hour, this year combined with a reception for the newly formed International Environmental Communication Association.
On Monday, Feb. 20th we have panels on genetic engineering, global warming and public education about the environment. That evening we continue another of our WSCA traditions, a film screening and discussion. This year’s movie is The Last Mountain, a film about mountain top removal mining practices.
On Tuesday, Feb. 21st we feature panels on two imperative issues in this era of global warming – water management and coal mining. Both of these issues are central to western states and are sure to grow in prominence and controversy.
Make your plans now to arrive early and stay late!
Michael Salvador, Chair, Environmental Communication, WSCA