7th Global Communication Association Conference


​​The Communication Galaxy: Discoveries, Boundaries, and Opportunities


​The Global Communication Association (GCA) is pleased to announce that its Seventh Conference (22-24 November 2013), and First in North America, will be hosted by the School of Social Communication and Leadership, Faculty of Human Sciences, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada. 


A fundamental goal of this conference, therefore, is to showcase the various spheres of our current global communication galaxy, evident in the multi-disciplinary framework of human communication, and to demonstrate different emerging issues in the practice of media and technology. Given the cross- and inter-disciplinary nature of this conference’s theme, scholars, activists, and professionals are invited to submit papers that draw on the various understandings of our communication galaxy, and address (but not limited to) the following topics:


  • Access to information, free speech, and freedom of expression
  • Communication and media ethics
  • Crisis communication
  • Globalization, culture, and digital divide
  • Health communication
  • Identity, ethnicity, hybridity, gender, and Diaspora
  • Imperialism and communication history
  • International, transnational, and intercultural communication
  • Media labour, literacy, activism, and hacktivism
  • New media, ICTs, and international development
  • Political economy of media and communication
  • Religion and media
  • Social change, democracy, and media reforms
  • The right to communicate and communication rights​ 



Click here to download the Call for Papers!​

2013 Ottawa Conference