The Visual Communication Conference is an un-Organized conference. There is no association, no board, no dues, no official membership. It is an annual get-together of people passionate about Visual Communication and it is that passion that makes it the most satisfying, most creative four days you will ever experience.
“There is something about being together with people for a week – eating together, seeing presentations, and maybe even going on excursions – that strengthens the interpersonal glue that both improves academic work and makes it more meaningful.”
The conference is plenary, as everyone presents to everyone. People stay for the whole conference because you never know what will happen. Over dinner or lunch, someone will think of a great project, or you might be invited to contribute a journal article or chapter to a book. This un-Organized conference may be the most productive conference you attend this year. Here’s why:
The Visual Communication Conference is an annual non-affiliated gathering of scholars and practitioners that welcomes a wide scope of presentations ranging from traditional research methodologies to cutting-edge ideas. The conference attracts many of the top academics in the field because of its informal nature, the scheduling of only one session at any time, and a format that allows the discussion of a wide range of ideas. The conference takes place in a visually stimulating setting and time is set aside to enjoy the location.
All proposals are peer-reviewed before acceptance to ensure quality; however, presentations dealing with any aspect of visual communication are welcome and may include but are not limited to the following themes: graphic design, visual aesthetics, still and motion photography, visual literacy, the ethics of visual communication, new communication technologies, cultural issues in visual communication, pedagogical issues in visual communication, and representations of reality in visual communication. While traditional research papers are welcome, the authors of all submissions should plan to adapt their proposals into visual presentations. Works in progress are welcome, as are panel discussions.