Association for Business Communication (ABC) European region will hold its
fourth convention in Aarhus, Denmark, 23-25 May 2002.
The convention is organised in conjunction with the Faculty of Modern Languages, the Aarhus School of Business.
The main theme of the
convention is Business Communication across Contexts, Cultures and Continents.
objectives and challenges of the convention are:
the role of language and intercultural communication as an important part of the
overall strategy of successful organisations;
give an international overview of advancements in business communication;
provide an opportunity for professionals from universities and the business
community to get together and share ideas;
to provide a fruitful environment for the discussion of valued traditions in business communication as well as for breaking new grounds.
Please note that the programme may be subject to minor changes.
Click here to download the programme (Word-format)
The convention will consist of presentations by invited plenary speakers, symposia, workshops, and parallel sessions on the following topics:
Invited plenary speakers:
Vijay Bhatia, City University of Hong Kong
Chris Candlin, City University of Hong Kong/University of Sidney
Britt-Louise Gunnarsson, University of Stockholm
Professor John M. Swales, University of Michigan
Presentation proposals will
be screened by the Programme Committee. Proposals must be submitted by 31
December 2001 (preferably by e-mail) to Anna Trosborg (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Vibeke Vrang (email@example.com).
Click here for details regarding proposal submissions.
The Association for
Business Communication (ABC) is an international organisation committed to
fostering excellence in business communication scholarship, research, education,
and practice. lt has been operating for more than sixty years.
Currently the ABC is organised into five regions in the United States and four international regions: Canada, Europe, Asia/Pacific Rim, and Caribbean/Central/South America. At the request of the European members of the Association, ABC Europe was established in November 1996 as a new region of the Association for Business Communication. The regional president (Vice President Europe) was elected through a vote of European members. In this short time, ABC Europe has attracted much interest and the number of European members in ABC has grown by over one hundred percent.
The convention will be held
at the Aarhus School of Business.
This conference venue is ideally situated only 5 min. (by bus) from the city
centre and 5-10 min. (on foot) from the Old Town.
The Aarhus School of Business (ASB) was established in 1939 and is a self-governing institution with university status. Given its university status, the Business School bases its teaching on on-going research. Teaching also benefits from close ties to the business community, ensuring that study programmes are continously adjusted to meet the needs of the business community. Two faculties carry out the research and teaching - the Faculty of Business Administration and the Faculty of Modern Languages. The school has 6000 students.
a presenter or convention participant, please complete and return the Registration
and Accomodation Form. The registration fee includes participation
in the convention programme, all convention materials (including abstracts of
all papers), as well as refreshments during breaks and lunch on Thursday and
Friday. Members of ABC qualify for a membership discount on registration. There
is also a discount for full-time students. In both cases, proof of status is
required on site. The registration fees are as follows.
Before 28 February 2002
After 28 February 2002
received before 31 March 2002 will incur a 50% cancellation charge to cover
administration charges. Cancellations after 31 March 2002 will receive no
refunds. A replacement participant may take one's place in order to avoid the
cancellation charge. All participants are advised to take out travel insurance
to cover possible cancellation charges, loss of possessions and medical
treatment while abroad.
22: Pre-convention tour to "The Old Town".
The guide will meet you at the main entrance at Viborgvej
2. Buses no 3, 14, and 25 stop near the entrance. The price of DKK 70 is to be
paid at the convention registration desk.
May 22: Evening reception at the Aarhus School of Business
May 23: Evening reception (Mayor's Reception) at Kongreshuset
May 24: Convention banquet/Gala dinner at Restaurant Varna
May 25: Excursion to the Lake District of Central Jutland
Please click here for further details regarding social arrangements.
Rooms for participants are
available at hotels situated comfortably in the city centre.
Reservations for accommodation will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and should be made on the Registration and Accommodation Form.
Once in Denmark
participants may wish to explore the country more extensively. On May 25, a tour
is offered to the Lake District of Central Jutland. There are plenty of other
opportunities for pre- and post-convention tours. For more information on this,
please contact the Convention Agency.
For specific questions
about the convention programme, please contact:
|ABC European Convention
Department of English
the Aarhus School of Business
Fuglesangs Alle 4
DK-8210 Arhus V, Denmark
Department of German
Or our convention secretary Vibeke Vrang, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Convention Agency will be happy to assist you with questions concerning registration, accomodation and tours:
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Come and help make our 2002
Convention a fruitful and enjoyable experience. See you in Aarhus.
NEW! For those of you who are staying at one of the 4 "official" convention hotels (Atlantic, Scandic Plaza, Royal and CabInn) AND who have booked your room through our convention agency, additional information on how to find your way around Aarhus and to the convention venue will be given to you at the reception desk on arrival. For those of you who have made your own hotel reservation or accomodation plans we have no way of knowing which hotel you will be staying at. Therefore, please check the information given at this website (See Social Programme).
For more general information on this conference, please click here.
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Last edited: May 16, 2002 - email@example.com