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IAICS Online 2022

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

Organized by The University of Toledo Department of World Languages and Cultures

June 27 - July 1, 2022

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 a 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 are priorities, education, healthcare systems and even life 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.

There will be NO registration fee to attend this virtual conference. However, you do need to be a member of IAICS to attend and present your paper(s).

Conference Registration & IAICS Membership Application 

Conference Program

Conference Schedule

International Conference of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies will feature scholars from a range of the cultural sciences who are dedicated to doing research on communication across cultures. These participants meet annually to discuss common research interests. 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).

For questions related to the conference, contact conference chair at:

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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Last Updated: 7/17/23