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Dear colleagues - apologies for any cross-posting ...

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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

International Conference on
CULTURAL ATTITUDES TOWARDS TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION (CATaC'02)
12-15 July 2002, University of Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Conference theme:
The Net(s) of Power: Language, Culture and Technology
Website: www.it.murdoch.edu.au/~sudweeks/catac02/
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This biennial conference series aims to provide an international forum for
the
presentation and discussion of cutting-edge research on how diverse cultural
attitudes shape the implementation and use of information and communication
technologies (ICT).

PROGRAM
An exciting program has been arranged, including presenters from Australia,
Canada, Germany, India, Iran, Israel, Mexico, Philippines, Saudi Arabia,
South Africa, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, UK and USA. See the conference
website for paper details. Ample time is allowed for open discussions at the
end of each session. The conference concludes with a panel discussion. The
panel is led by session discussants and integrates the themes of the
conference, focusing on future research directions in the converging areas
of culture, technology and communication.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Susan Herring (Associate Professor of Information Science, Adjunct Associate
Professor of Linguistics, Indiana University) will be speaking on "The
language of the Internet: English dominance or heteroglossia".

INVITED SPEAKER
Laurie Walker, University of Lethbridge, Canada

LOCAL CHAIR
Lorna Heaton, University of Montreal, Canada

CONFERENCE DINNER
The conference dinner will be held on Sunday 14 July at Fairmont Le Château
Montebello, a stunning red cedar log château famed for its rugged luxury in
beautiful surroundings. Dinner and bus transport to Montebello are included
in the registration fee. Montebello is approximately a one-and-a-half hour
drive from Montreal.

REGISTRATION

The conference registration fee of USD340 includes all technical sessions,
conference dinner and transport, reception, proceedings, satchels,
breakfasts, lunches, morning and afternoon coffees, panel and closing
cocktails. Student registration fee of USD140 excludes the conference dinner
and transport. All fees include the panel on Monday 15 July. The panel is
also open to the public for a fee of USD30. See the conference website for
more information and REGISTER NOW.

CONTACTS
Charles Ess
Director, Interdisciplinary Studies Center
Drury University
900 N. Benton Ave.
Springfield, MO  65802  USA
Tel: 417-873-7230; Fax: 417-873-7435

Fay Sudweeks
Senior Lecturer
School of Information Technology
Murdoch University
Murdoch WA 6150 Australia
Tel: 61-8-9360-2364; Fax: 61-8-9360-2941

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