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 2009

2009 Program and Schedule

University of Illinois Communication Collaboration Conference
Date: Friday, April 10, 2009
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The sixth annual University of Illinois Communication Collaboration Conference is an academic forum where student researchers present their planned, in-progress, and finished work. This event also provides the opportunity for student researchers to interact with students and faculty from all three of the University of Illinois campuses.

The day long conference will take place on Friday, April 10, 2009, at the University of Illinois at Springfield campus. Lunch and snacks will be provided. For up to date information, see the UIS Department of Communication website.

Conference Speaker

The keynote speaker is Sandra Metts, a Communication Professor at Illinois State University. Metts research interests include relationship transgressions, forgiveness, facework and politeness, sexual communication, and emotions in close relationships. Her presentation title is "The Role of Emotion Experience and Expression in the Development and Maintenance of Close Relationships."


The conference will be in University Hall Building (UHB), room 2008.


See these Campus Maps to get oriented. Here are directions for driving to UIS.

Public Transportation

If you are traveling to UIS campus by train, bus, or cab, check out this page with directions schedules and prices!


Students who wish to participate in the conference should submit papers and abstracts by Wednesday, March 25, 2008. Follow these guidelines for submitting:

The conference planning committee will review all submissions and send acceptance notices by late-March.

Registration and Information

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

Last Modified: Wed 05 May 2010 12:03:58 PM CDT