Empowering Family Farmers Conference

The Iranian Agricultural Extension and Education Association (IAEEA) and the University of Zanjan, in celebration of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) 2014  will hold the 1st international conference of the Asian and Pacific Islands Rural Advisory Services (APIRAS) and the 5th Congress of Extension and Education in Agriculture and NRM on September 2-4, 2014, University of Zanjan, Iran. With the theme “Facilitating Information and Innovations for Empowering Family Farmers”, the three-day conference aims to

Community media and rural ComDev: central themes of IAMCR pre-conferences

Hyderabad, India is hosting the 2014 IAMCR conference on July 15-19, touching on the theme “Region as Frame: Politics, Presence, Practice”. Two pre-conference events will focus respectively on: a. Building Community – Shaping Change. The Role of Community, Citizen and Alternative Media in Regional Transformation (July 13-14) b. Communication for sustainable rural development and social change (July 14) Both the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) are

Voice & Matter: Glocal Conference on ComDev

Voice and Matter is this year’s theme for the 4th Glocal Conference on Communication for Development organized by the Ørecomm Centre for Communication and Glocal Change from 17 to 20 September 2014. Inspired by Nick Couldry’s book ’Why voice matters – culture and politics after neoliberalism’, the conference will be a venue to discuss how gaining and exercising voice relates directly to critical matters like life conditions, health services, employment, education and environment. And will

Exploring the role of ComDev in Latin America

A two-day conference on Media & Governance in Latin America will take place on 13–14 May 2014 to explore the role of communication in governance and development, focusing on Latin America. The event is hosted jointly by the University of Sheffield’s Department of Journalism Studies, Department of Hispanic Studies and Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID). From the organizer’s website: “Latin America is changing. Nations are witnessing a resurgence in civil society, participation and protest. Media policy is a hot


Held during UN Week from September 22-24, the Social Good Summit  is a three-day conference at New York, USA where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. It unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges. The most innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists will come together with one shared goal:

Living in a multicultural world: Blog contest

Calling all bloggers! You are invited to join the blog contest about multiculturalism and win an invite to the 5th CAUX – Initiatives of Change conference on ‘Learning to live in a multicultural world (LLMW): Building trust for action across generations’ on 1-6 July 2013 in Caux, Switzerland. This competition is open to participants at least 18 years old and the submission deadline is May 31, 2013. To enter the competition: 1. Write a blog

Call for Abstracts: Conference on Global Food Security

Submission for abstracts for oral and poster presentations for the First International Conference on Global Food Security is until May 10, 2013.    The conference which aims to deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative research methods arising from interdisciplinary research will be held on September 29-October 2, 2013 at Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands. The conference will address food production and access, and the trade-offs between competing environmental, economic or social objectives and outcomes.

Call for papers: AMIC 22nd Annual Conference

The Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) is calling for abstracts for its 22nd Annual Conference on July 4-7, 2013, Melia Purosani Hotel, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Deadline for submission is on April 30, 2013. The theme of the conference is ‘Transformational Communication and the New Asia’. The conference proposes to take stock of Asian media and communication studies, keeping in mind the challenges and opportunities arising out of globalisation, new media

International conference on climate change and humanity

Rome, Italy will host the 2nd International Conference on Climate Change and Humanity (ICCCH) on February 24-25, 2013. The conference aims to bring to a common forum innovative academics and industrial experts in the field of Climate Change and Humanity. Its primary goal is to promote research and developmental activities in this sector, and to promote scientific information interchange between researchers, developers, engineers, students and practitioners working in India and

Philippine ComDev Educators and Practitioners Conference

Development communication as a field of study and practice in the Philippines has already gained local and international recognition. Pioneered in the 1970s by Dr. Nora C. Quebral it has contributed in catalyzing, facilitating, and sustaining social changes and development goals in the country.  The 2nd National Conference of the Consortium of Development Communication Educators and Practitioners of the Philippines (CDCEPP) will gather a pool of educators and practitioners at