‘Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction’ Section
2011 Conference

The Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction (ICSI) Section 2011 Conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) will be hosted by the School of Communication, University of Ulster. ECREA's ICSI Section therefore now welcomes the submission of proposals for papers for this Conference.

Conference Dates: 8 – 9 September 2011

Conference venue: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Within ECREA, every other year there is a large Conference at which all Sections participate. In the intervening year each Section holds its own event. This biennial Conference is therefore the major event of the ICSI Section of ECREA. Each year the Conference is held in a different location in Europe. In 2011 the Conference will be in the historic city of Belfast.

Target participants: Scholars and postgraduate students of interpersonal communication and social interaction. Research students are encouraged and supported to take advantage of the formal and informal mentoring opportunities afforded by participation in the Conference and other activities of the Section.


The Conference provides members with valuable professional development opportunities, including networking and presentation, and learning about the latest trends in interpersonal communication and social interaction research, teaching and learning. The Conference also provides an important occasion for recognising the achievements and contributions of members in the field.

Keynote Lecture Slides: Peter Schulz

Keynote Lecture Slides: Monica Whitty


Important dates


25 October 2010 Announcement of Conference venue
30 November 2010 Call for papers
30 April 2011 Deadline for Abstract submission
31 May 2011 Notification of decisions about acceptance
20 June 2011 Announcement of Conference programme
30 June 2011 Deadline for early-bird registration rates
31 August 2011 Final date for registration
7 September 2011   Conference Registration and Drinks Reception
8-9 September 2011  Conference


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