IAS, DepComm to organize 1st Asia-Pacific Communication Conference

FEU Advocate
October 15, 2022 18:12

Far Eastern University (FEU) Institute of Arts and Sciences (IAS), along with other academic partners, will be debuting the 1st academic conference for FRAMEwork: The Asia-Pacific Journal of Communication this coming November 24 to 25. 

FEU Department of Communication (DepComm) will launch the event in a hybrid set-up involving online and onsite presentations, following the theme, “Disruptions and (re)constructions in the time of COVID-19: Turning the gaze on the Global South.” 

The conference will partner with Atma Jaya Catholic University, University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, University of the Philippines-Mindanao, Cavite State University, and Visayas State University.

In an interview with FEU Advocate, FRAMEwork Co-convener Dr. Augustus Latosa shared the ideas and goals behind the emergence of DepComm’s very own Asia-Pacific Journal Publication. 

“We aimed to showcase culture-specific scholarly discussions in our attempt to interrogate dominant epistemologies from the West. We want communication scholars from the Asia-Pacific to have the platform to do just that,” Dr. Latosa explained. 

The conference will prepare plenary talks, parallel sessions, special lectures, and roundtable discussions designed to discuss various subthemes ranging from media, entertainment, and politics to pandemic-related advocacies. 

“We’re expecting communication scholars and students from Asia-Pacific to present their research work related to the pandemic—research work that illustrates how communication behaviors may have been redefined, reconfigured, and negotiated due to the pandemic,” he added. 

As the conference approaches, Dr. Latosa invites communication scholars and students from Asia-Pacific regions to submit their abstracts and research projects. 

“As much as possible, we want submissions that use alternative frameworks from the Asia-Pacific region as those kinds of research projects align with the vision of our conference theme and journal publication,” he ended. 

Plenary talks will be at the Science Building (SB) 201, while the parallel sessions will be held at the Interactive Rooms in the Admissions Building. 

Abstract submission can be sent to framework@feu.edu.ph until October 31. 

-Zaren Yzabelle D. Reamillo