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The Final Conference Program is now available here.



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The conference will begin with a reception at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 2. Registration will be open starting at 5:00 p.m. that day. After two and a half days of sessions (all day Monday and Tuesday, along with Wednesday morning), the conference program will end at noon on Wednesday, October 5.

We’re also pleased to announce that in addition to receiving an exciting number of diverse submissions, the keynote address will be delivered by co-inventor of Ethernet, founder of 3Com, and now Professor of Innovation at the University of Texas at Austin, Robert Metcalfe.


as creators of knowledge and opportunity, are seen as major drivers of today’s economy. Universities, colleges, industry, and governments at all levels seek to support and encourage entrepreneurship and design thinking.

Clearly, as practitioners and teachers of professional communication, we are uniquely positioned to understand and work in the new spaces created by entrepreneurs as they move beyond STEM and across disciplinary boundaries to design, develop, test, and communicate their new ideas.

We invite all those interested in professional communication – innovators, scholars, practitioners, teachers – to join us in the exciting city of Austin, Texas to make connections, explore new ideas, discover new contexts for our work, and engage in the entrepreneurial act of creating a conference.