Paper/Panel Deadline Approaching!

Hi all,
Folks have been sending in their conference papers and panels but we know there are more out there…
The deadline is February 28!! So less than a week to go.

We’ve also set up the conference registration and you can pay however you wish through PayPal. Once you fill out the registration, the page with the PayPal link comes up. read more

Call for Papers & Panels for VisCom 28

The Call for Papers and Panels for VisCom 28 at Whispering Pines, W. Greenwich, Rhode Island has been posted. For the first time in 28 years, the VisCom conference is going east, far east, of the Mississippi. Co-sponsored by Roger Williams University and the University of Rhode Island, this promises to be a unique experience for VisCom campers. Nestled in the woods on the south coast of Rhode Island, Whispering Pines is a retreat center that features all of the elements of a great VisCom conference except altitude… it’s at sea level. read more

VisCom 28 — Go East!

maple_lodge_outsideWe have located a wonderful venue for VisCom 28 – the Whispering Pines Conference Center on the campus of the University of Rhode Island, where long-time Viscomer, Renée Hobbes is the Director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media.

The location is ideal – a short 30 minutes from PVD (T. F. Green Airport) or 90 minutes from BOS (Boston’s Logan Airport). That has got to be the shortest major airport to venue distance in my experience of VisCom! The next step is for me to work out the money details so we know what the bottom line is. But I anticipate that it will consistent with previous VisComs… maybe even a tad more affordable. read more

Where will we host VisCom 28? Rhode Island, anyone?

In preparation for the Town Hall meeting on the Sunday of the conference, I’m posting this question for comments.

VisCom is not your run-of-the-mill conference. It is a plenary conference where all participate in every session — we don’t present and go. We present and stay and learn and critique, probing the big questions about our discipline in a way, I would argue, is rarely seen in any of the other conferences where visual communication is merely a division or interest group. read more

Penultimate Draft of VisCom 27 Conference is up

The conference is only ONE MONTH AWAY!!

Please visit the Program Draft and let me know of any spelling or content errors.

YOU DON’T NEED TO BE ON THE PROGRAM TO COME AND ENJOY THIS CONFERENCE!
I wasn’t a presenter at MY first VisCom (19 – Banff) but that first encounter made a world of difference for me and my career. I discovered my VisCom tribe and made lifelong friends who spoke and taught me a visual language and so much more. If you are in Visual Communication as a teacher and/or scholar and are tired of small talk at the huge conferences in big cities, come to VisCom and get into some BIG talk at this small, plenary conference, situated in a visually stunning place far from the madding crowd. read more

Having trouble with your Conference Registration?

It’s come to our attention that the credit card processing site we had set up was not working properly.

However… all is not lost. If you want to pay by credit card, call Sun Benson at the University of Wyoming and she will help out:

TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD — CALL:
Sue Benson
Office Associate Sr.
Communication/Journalism Dept.
307-766-6277
msbenson@uwyo.edu read more

Call for Proposals/Abstracts Posted!

The CFP for VisCom 27 has been posted…

Ken and Conrad have been busy getting the site plans organized. Ken visited Steamboat Springs a few weeks ago and he reports that it will be a great setting for the conference. He writes: “The Sheraton is a beautiful hotel that is situated right next to the slope and right next to the gondola ski lift. This means people can rent a mountain bike right in the hotel, take it up the gondola, and ride it down the slope. Of course this is kind of exotic. If they want they can simply walk out of the hotel and hike a trail up the slope.” read more