The 27th International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies

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December 20, 2021 to March 27, 2022
Ohio, United States
Subject Fields: 
Communication, Composition & Rhetoric, Digital Humanities, East Asian History / Studies, Journalism and Media Studies


 “Life and Communication Interrupted: Challenges and Opportunities for Intercultural Communication beyond Pandemic”  



When COVID-19 pandemic struck in early 2020, it interrupted almost every aspect of life around the globe. Intercultural communication, social interaction, education, international and local travel, healthcare systems, supply chains and economy were all affected and impacted at different levels. Global lockdowns, lack of social interaction and extended “shelter in place” orders caused sharp rise in conflicts, domestic violence, stress, anxiety, mental health breakdowns and even suicide. However, the same pandemic opened new opportunities and even forced many people to communicate beyond their comfort zones as some had to learn new ways of communicating and rely on virtual communication-technology. It even offered opportunities for new and emerging businesses. As we look beyond the pandemic, what lessons did we learn? How are we moving forward? How do we re-create communities and resolve conflicts in complicated religious, linguistic, educational, and cultural contexts? What linguistic choices are emerging? And how priorities, education, healthcare systems and even life are being reformatted? The theme of this conference seeks to address these issues, among many others, in the context of Intercultural and intra-cultural communication.

The International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies (IAICS) invites scholars, educators, administrators, graduate 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.  

Conference registration: registration will be waived for all participants and attendees that have IAICS membership (The new introductory rate is $30) Click below to sign up:



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.



Guidelines for Submissions


  • Abstract, 100-150 words in English, Please include positions, affiliations, email addresses for all authors. Please use Times New Roman 12 point font size, single spaced.
  • Panel proposals reflecting the conference theme or topic areas may be submitted. Panel proposals should include title of panel, a 100-150 word abstract of each panelist’s paper (as above). Panel proposals must include positions, affiliations, email addresses for all authors. Please use Times New Roman 12 point font size, single spaced.


Contact Info: 

Contact: Please submit abstracts, panel proposals, to the following web address:

Conference email:

Conference Webpage:
Conference Registration & IAICS Membership Application :

Deadline: Please submit abstracts and panel proposals by March 27, 2022

Proposals acceptance: Scholars will be informed of acceptance decisions before or by May 1, 2022.

Conference program will be emailed and available online by or before May 30, 2022
Conference Working Language: Abstracts should be submitted using English. Oral presentations could be in the author’s language of choice. 


For questions related to the conference contact conference chair:

For questions concerning payment of IAICS dues contact Kenneth Yang.

For general questions related to IAICS contact Keith Lloyd or Joanna Radwanska Williams 

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