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The Annotated Program…VisCom26, Midway, UT

This annotated program includes those abstracts that were received through the Submission form on this website. Presenters: If you have an abstract that is not included here… or if you wish to make edits to your abstract below, send it to roconnell at

2012-06-20 • Wednesday

06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

  • Reception & Gathering of Friends:
    Greeting, meetings, and general good cheer accompanied by convivial consumption of liquids and desserts.
    07:30 Announcements & self introductions

08:30 PM • Welcome read more

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Signs of Occupation

Theme session: One afternoon at VisCom 26 will be devoted to the theme of “Signs of Occupation.” The theme can be visualized in a variety of ways and from multiple perspectives. For example, many things can be “occupied” — Wall Street; any place, space, culture, country; even a mind. “Occupation” can be work, vocation, a process, a perception. People interested in the theme session option can share ideas here. read more

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VisCom 26 Conference Call for Papers & Presentations

Hosted by the University of Utah, Department of Communication
With support from Weber State University and Westminster College

June 20-24, 2012

At The Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah

(Approximately 50 minutes southeast of Salt Lake City)

Deadline for proposals:  Monday, March 5, 2012


The organizers of the 26th Annual Visual Communication Conference invite faculty and students to submit research and creative presentations from the varied and emergent field of visual communication. Topics may include, but are not limited to, graphic design, visual aesthetics, visual rhetoric, semiotics, still and motion photography, documentary and feature films, visual literacy, visual ethics, multimedia and new communication technologies, visual culture, and pedagogy in visual communication. While traditional research is welcome, authors and creators of all accepted submissions must present their work in a visual way. read more

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Call for Themed Panels – deadline 10/21/11

VisComm Conference Devotees,

During the Town Hall meeting at VisComm 25 at Taos, the group suggested we devote ONE AFTERNOON SESSION to presentations focusing on a theme. Besides offering a direction to the next conference, and thereby providing everyone something to think about before arrival, theme sessions would INVITE COLLABORATION. For instance, a visual rhetorician could team with a creative practitioner to explore how different perspectives could coalesce on one idea within the thematic frame. read more

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Update on VisCom 26

Folks, just a quick note to alert you that VisCom 26 will be held June 20-24, 2012 at the Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah. Put it on your calendars.
As many of you know, this was the site of VisCom 20. The place got rave reviews, and The Homestead is delighted to have us back. Check out their web site at
More details to follow, including a new twist for one afternoon’s programming. read more

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Location for VisCom 26!

Homestead, Midway, Utah

VisCom 26 will be in near Salt Lake City, Utah. Craig Denton is leading the effort there and Sheree Josephson is heading up the Program. Lots of great ideas came up to help us manage having enough slots for all accepted speakers while at the same time reclaiming some of the social/down time we used to enjoy in past conferences. We’ll post descriptions of these ideas so you can comment. The final date is still up in the air but the two weeks that Craig is looking at are: read more