The new digital independence recreates the world in the image of a global village.

21st century has ushered in a new era in man’s ongoing quest for a better life and a better world. For the first time in history we can now claim to live in “One World” – Global Village. Indeed, Global Village has spawned a new age of connectivity in culture, society, economy, social life, technology and politics. Global Village as a general term is best understood as a spread of ideas about the environment, democracy, human rights and less complicated issues like fashion and fads through new age communication. By and large the digital media and communication technology is becoming the town square for the Global Village of tomorrow. Given the geo-political differences, the concept of global village seems to be a distant dream. This conference addresses the need and answer the question – “Global village – Are we there yet?”

Vision of the Conference:

The vision of this conference stemmed from the fact that societies today are strongly intertwined and connected as a result of the development of information and communication technologies. Thus, national interests, cultural identity, stability and images of countries are directly affected by forces of globalization, mass media, the Internet, global corporations, and international treaties. The conference acts as an umbrella which shelters the growing number of media advocacy campaigns aimed at promoting the idea of an integrated global community. It throws light on the path to be taken to answer the question – Global Village – Are we there yet?

Mission of the Conference:

In line with the goals of the GCA, the mission of this conference is to provide a scholarly meeting opportunity for researchers and academic institutions from throughout the region and world to foster and promote collaboration, research and dialogue. Researchers are encouraged to study the role and impact of globalization and media from divers perspectives vis-a-vis culture, politics, economics, media, new communication technologies, globalization, and stability of the region.

Goals of the Conference:

  • To provide an opportunity for researchers and scholars from the world to discuss issues related to globalization and media with reference to the concept of Global Village
  • To promote and foster communication and collaboration between researchers and academic institutions around the world
  • To study and analyze the impact of globalization and media on the cultural identity of different regions of the world and on its international relations
  • To study the role of mass media supported by technology in creating global village
  • To shed light on the experiences of individual countries about media and globalization.

Themes and scope of the conference:

The conference generally deals with the rapid growth of media technology in the past two decades which acts as a catalyst to transform the whole world to the conceptual Global Village. The conference seeks to see whether the media, the academics, and the professionals are there yet.

  • Media Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age
  • New Media and New Opportunities
  • Globalization and Localization – Trends and Prospects
  • Media and Localization New approaches
  • The Business and Impact of Global Media
  • Media and Cultural Regulations
  • Trends in Intercultural International Communications and Collaborations
  • Media Industry Challenges and Opportunities
  • Media Convergence – Reality or Myth?
  • Corporate Media and Global Hegemony
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Print and Imprint : Changing Design of the Medium
  • New Wave in Radio Broadcasting : Trends and Possibilities
  • Vision and Television for 21st century
  • Deep Focus : Cinema of the Present and Future
  • Creative Dialogue : Media and Liberal Arts
  • Creative Dialogue : Media and Human Rights
  • Media Education – A Paradigm Shift

Guidelines for Papers:

Originality and timeliness

  • Topics must be relevant to one of the themes of the conference Should not have been published elsewhere
  • Should not exceed 30 pages, paper size A4 (or 8000 words maximum)
  • Use the American Psychological Association (APA) style in referencing, and references should be sorted alphabetically in the end
  • Include a short CV or brief (200 words biography) of the participant Include complete contact information and institutional affiliation All papers must be proofread carefully and submitted electronically

Important Dates:

  • Conference date: 26 – 27 November, 2009. Venue: PRCI, Bangalore.
  • Abstract Deadline: 15 August, 2009
  • Paper Deadline: 15 September, 2009

Important Contacts:

  • Conference Email (India): cccm@karnatakapower.com
  • Conference GM India: Dr. R Kushal Kumar: kushal.kumar@manipalu.com
  • Conference GM USA: Prof. Yahya Kamalipour: ykamalip@ncat.edu or kamalipour@yahoo.com
  • Fax (INDIA): +91 80 22252144 -Tel. (INDIA): +91 80 22256568
  • Postal Address (INDIA): Karnataka Power Corporation, #82, Shakti Bhavan, Race Course Road, Bangalore – 560001.
  • Registration form can be downloaded here.

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Registration & Accommodation Options (See table for Fees):

Choose between 1 & 2 and consult the following table for fees.

1. Package conference fee includes


3 nights’ accommodation (
25, 26, 27 November) at Atria Hotel (4 star)  www.atriahotel.com
2 lunches, 2 dinners - 3 breakfasts - snacks during sessions
Free Night City Tour on
25 November 2009 - Transportation from & to Airport in Bangalore

2. Registration fee only:

Includes all services and facilities except accommodation. Alternative accommodation close to the conference venue will be arranged.

3. Optional Tour Fee

Post-conference tour to Mysore and Ooty, including Forest Safari on
28 and 29 November. Enjoy the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka state along with the scent of sandalwood in the forests, and the serene beauty of Ooty in Tamil Nadu. Tour fee includes - Transportation from Bangalore to Ooty & vise-versa - One night Stay at Ooty - lunch, dinner & breakfast – Elephant ride.
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Obtaining Entry Visa for India:

Foreign Nationals desirous of coming into India are required to possess a valid passport of their country and a valid Indian Visa.

There is no provision of 'Visa on Arrival' in India and no fee is charged for immigration facilities at the airports. Foreign passengers should ensure that they are in possession of valid Indian Visa before they start their journey to India except nationals of Nepal and Bhutan who do not require visa to enter India and nationals of Maldives who do not require visa for entry in India for a period up to 90 days (a separate Visa regime exists for diplomatic/official passport holders).

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We will look forward to having you at the India conference!



2009 Annual Conference of the

Global Communication Association


Sponsored by

The Public Relations Council of India (PRCI)
http://www.indiaprwire.com/pressrelease/other/20060406184.htm Bangalore, India

November 26-27, 2009

In Cooperation with

Manipal University, India, and Purdue University Calumet, USA

2009 Bengaluru Conference