Building Bridges

 Iowa Communication Association       54th Annual Conference

September 21-22, 2018    

Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny, IA

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We face significant challenges today in our educational institutions, as well as our local, national, and global communities. Differences in perspectives, experiences, values, and power have lead us to a place of tightened boundaries and heightened conflict. Yet if we are to help create positive and sustainable communities, we must find a way to bridge these differences so that we may find a path to understanding. Join us at the 2018 ICA conference as we explore these and other important issues in communication pedagogy and research.

 

Conference Highlights

  • Keynote Panel: Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commissioners will discuss a new solutions-focused dialogue project that has included dialogue on safety and justice and refugees and immigrants in Des Moines
  • Pedagogy panels providing effective and practical ideas for teaching
  • Research panels sharing original research completed by both professionals and students
  • President’s Reception, Dinner & Awards, and social time at The Fletcher. This is an exciting new venue that is both rustic and contemporary. We’ll have Denny’s Room, a casual space with room socialize, for the evening.  You’ve got to see this place – it’s anything but ordinary!

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Special note for this year: Panels will begin our morning on Saturday and our conference will end with an important business meeting and planning discussions.