Department of Communication


The UIC Department of Communication is known for research on new technology, political communication, and diversity, culture and visual studies.

University of Illinois at Chicago Communication Conference 2008

2008 Program and Schedule

University of Illinois at Chicago Communication Conference
Date: April 11, 2008
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: University of Illinois at Chicago, room 110 CUPPA Hall, 412 S. Peoria St., Chicago, IL

The fifth annual Communication Collaboration Conference brings together student researchers in an academic forum to showcase their planned, in-progress, and completed projects and to interact with colleagues and faculty from the three campuses of the University of Illinois.

The keynote speaker is Julian Dibbell, acclaimed author of foundational texts about cyberculture, such as My Tiny Life: A Rape in Cyberspace (1998). ACM Reviews calls his latest book, Play Money, a pioneering work in the field.

The day-long conference will include not only presentations but also time to socialize with colleagues, faculty, and visitors from industry. The event will take place Friday, April 11, 2008, at the University of Illinois at Chicago campus. Lunch will be provided for all attendees. Presentations will conclude at 5pm, at which time all are invited to convene at Jak's Tap (901 W. Jackson Blvd.) for a post-conference happy hour.

Transportation and Parking

The UIC campus is conveniently located near Amtrak (225 S. Canal St.), Greyhound (630 W. Harrison St.), and CTA (UIC-Halsted Blue line) stations. If you will be travelling from the Urbana campus and are interested in carpooling, please contact transportation coordinator Andrew Ó Baoill.

If you intend to drive, you should park in the university parking lot at the corner of Morgan and Harrison Streets. Please bring your parking stub with you to the conference for validation. To get to CUPPA Hall from the parking lot: walk to the northeast corner of the lot, head north across the highway bridge past the CTA station. CUPPA Hall will be the first building on your left after you cross the bridge.

East Campus Parking Map

Call For Papers

Students who wish to participate in the conference should submit papers or extended abstracts by March 1, 2008. This year's event may include a poster session as an alternate mode of presentation. Follow these guidelines for submitting:

The conference committee will referee all submissions and send acceptance notices by email March 15. Questions? Email the conference committee.

Registration and Information

To register or get more information, please send an e-mail message with your name and contact information to Details will follow by e-mail and also appear on the department web site.

Department of Communication
1007 W Harrison Street (MC 132)
Behavioral Sciences Building 1140
Chicago IL 60607

Phone: (312) 996-3187 | Fax: (312) 413-2125

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