16th Global Communication Association International Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, 2024
Future(s) of Communication: Promises and Predicaments
A significant aspect of modernity enabled by media and communication technologies has been the collapse of time and distance. Global connectedness through social media platforms, seamless flow of information through the internet, real time communication through smart phones, virtual meetings via zoom have historically been credited for making the world a more connected place. However, unforeseen predicaments of new technologies have raised concerns about the lack of control over their use, the potential biases of machine visions and thinking, their potential to facilitate crime as well as security and privacy breaches.
However the contemporary technological assemblage does not allow time for such critical reflections. Virilio suggests that ‘the faster the technology advances, the more accidents we will see’. He described the internet as “the best and the worst of things…the advance of a limitless — or almost limitless — communication; and at some point it is also the disaster — the meeting with the iceberg — for this Titanic of virtual navigation.”
The Titanic metaphor refers to the disastrous nature of the contemporary technological assemblage and the gradual disappearance of the gap between the implementation of new technologies and their adversary effects. The conference takes the increasing speed of technological development in the field of media and communication as its starting point and explores how and whether, if at all, the predicaments parallel and/or supersede the promises of the implementation of new technologies.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Abstract and Paper Submission
A selected number of papers, closely related to the theme of the conference, may be published in book format (print and digital).
Conference location (hotels and facilities)
The conference will take place on Santralistanbul Campus of Istanbul Bilgi University. Santralistanbul Campus is situated on a green field of 118 decares on the shores of Halic, accessible from every part of the city, an arts and cultural complex within educational environment and encompasses Turkey's first power plant, which is an Energy Museum today.
There is a multitude of accommodation options for every budget including hotels, hostels, and AirBnbs. Below you can find hotels close to the university. All prices include VAT. Please consider that the prices may increase or decrease depending on the currency of the conference period.
Flying to Istanbul
There are daily flights from major cities around the world to Istanbul, Turkey with two airports: Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Istanbul Airport is located in Europe and closer to the university and suggested hotels. Sabiha Gokcen Airport is located in Asia, however there are multitude transportation options for the university and hotels.
Conference registration fees
|Hotels||Single room||Double room||Notes|
|The Haze Karaköy||125 USD||140 USD||Breakfast included|
|Biter Hotel||50 USD||75 - 85 USD||Economy room is 60 USD. Breakfast included|
|Hotel Turkoman||80 USD||100 USD||Breakfast included|
|Stay inn Taksim Hostel||50 USD||Shared room starts from 15 USD|
|Beyoglu Ogretmenevi||45 USD||There is no single room. However, participants can stay in a double room for 45 USD|
|Mövenpick Golden Horn||110 - 165 USD||110 - 165 USD||Breakfast included|
|Ramada by Wyndham Alibeyköy||110 - 165 USD||110 - 165 USD||Breakfast included|
|Wyndham Istanbul Golden Horn||110 - 165 USD||110 - 165 USD|
An attractive and favorable package will be offered to all participants. Graduate students presenting papers will be given a 50% registration discount. Registration link will be announced in the following weeks.
|Abstract Submission Deadline||February 1, 2024|
|Acceptance Notification||February 15, 2024|
|Full Length Paper Submission||May 1, 2024|
|Last Date for Early Bird Registration||March 1, 2024|
|Last Date for Registration||March 15, 2024|
|Conference Reception||May 16, 2024|
|Conference Panels||May 17-18, 2024|
|Optional Tour (excursion to Istanbul)||May 19, 2024|
Established in 2007, the Global Communication Association (GCA) is a not-for-profit professional body intended to promote academic research and collaboration in a wide range of topics related to mass media, journalism, public relations, advertising, social media, broadcasting, cultural studies, political communication, new media technologies, and intercultural communication studies. Through its conferences, GCA facilitates joint projects, networking, and research opportunities among scholars and students. More importantly, GCA provides an eclectic international platform for scholars, researchers, corporate executives, communication specialists, policymakers, bureaucrats, political leaders, public relations practitioners and co-related industry professionals to meet, interact and generate new ideas for discussion and public dissemination; thereby, enriching the field of global communication.
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16th Global Communication Association
Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
17-18-19 May, 2024