The International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies consists of scholars from a range of the cultural sciences who are dedicated to doing research on communication across cultures. Its membership is made up of participants from over 32 countries. These participants meet annually at different locations around the world to discuss common research interests. The results of their investigations are published in the journal of the organization, Intercultural Communication Studies (ICS).


Conference Goals

-      To provide scholars, educators, and practitioners from different cultural communities with opportunities to interact, network and benefit from each other’s research and expertise related to intercultural communication issues. To synthesize research perspectives and foster interdisciplinary scholarly dialogues for developing integrated approaches to complex problems of communication across cultures

-      To advance the methodology for intercultural communication research and disseminate practical findings to facilitate understanding across cultures

-      To foster global intercultural sensitivity and involve educators, business professionals, students, and other stakeholders worldwide in discourses about diversity and transcultural communication issues.

Calls for Papers

The 28th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies themed "Synergies in Intercultural Communication: Languages, Professions and Heritages" will be held on 22-25 March 2023 at the City University of Macau (CityU Macau). We are now inviting scholars, educators, administrators, graduates, and undergraduate students from all disciplines of cultural sciences, and related fields, to submit proposals to this conference. All submissions will be considered. All authors of accepted proposals will have the choice to submit their papers to a special issue of IAICS journal. Click here to join the conference. The topic areas are broadly defined as, but not limited to, the following:  

Communication during and post pandemicsIntercultural communication in the healthcare systems
Cosmopolitanism in cultureIntercultural communication and cosmopolitanism
Shifts in LinguisticsTime and space in culture / literature
Language and cultureIntercultural communication and nationality
Language and identityComparative culture
Cultural identityInterculturality in literature
Cultural hybridityDiversity studies
Intercultural communication and interculturalityLanguage Teaching and Intercultural Communication
Mediated intercultural communicationVirtual intercultural communication
Multi cultures and interculturalityIntercultural communication competence
Culture and travelIntercultural education
Cross cultural encountersIndigenous cultures
Comparative poeticsPublic policy
Comparative literatureTransnational enterprises and intercultural communication
Social media and cultureCultural study theories
Literature and religionCulture and diplomacy
Literature and filmLanguage planning and policy
Cultural Heritage and CommunicationIntercultural Business Communication
Intercultural pragmaticsCommunication, stress and anxiety
Communication and therapyComputer assisted learning and teaching

Submissions: Submit abstracts, panel proposals via conference email: iaics.macau@cityu.mo by 27 November 2022.

Proposals Acceptance: Scholars will be informed of acceptance decisions before or by 13 January 2023.

Registration: After being accepted, please register on the registration page and upload the remittance receipt at the same time before or by 20 Febrary 2023.

Conference Programme: Information will be emailed and available online by or before 28 February 2023.

Conference Working Language: Abstracts should be submitted using English. Oral presentations could use English or Chinese.

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