ABC European Convention

Aarhus, Denmark
23-25 May 2002

Business Communication across Contexts, Cultures and Continents

THE AARHUS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Business Communication across Contexts, Cultures and Continents 

The 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.  

The objectives and challenges of the convention are: 

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Programme

Please note that the programme may be subject to minor changes.

Click here to download the programme (Word-format)

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Convention Topics 

The convention will consist of presentations by invited plenary speakers, symposia, workshops, and parallel sessions on the following topics:  

Invited plenary speakers: 

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Call for Papers 

Presentation proposals will be screened by the Programme Committee. Proposals must be submitted by 31 December 2001 (preferably by e-mail) to Anna Trosborg (at@asb.dk) or Vibeke Vrang (vv@asb.dk).
Click here for details regarding proposal submissions.

 

Association for Business Communication (ABC) 

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.

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Venue

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.

Registration 

As 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

ABC Members

1600 DKK

1760 DKK

Non-ABC Members

1760 DKK

1920 DKK

Full-time Students

1600 DKK

1760 DKK

Cancellations 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. 

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Social Arrangements

May 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.

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Accommodation

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.  

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Pre- and Post-Convention Tours

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.

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Contact Details

For specific questions about the convention programme, please contact:

ABC European Convention
Convention Chair
Anna Trosborg
Department of English
the Aarhus School of Business
Fuglesangs Alle 4
DK-8210 Arhus V, Denmark 

Phone

+45 8948 6276

Fax:

+45 8615 7727

E-mail:

at@asb.dk

Convention Co-chair
Jan Engberg
Department of German 

Phone

+45 8948 6304

Fax:

+45 8615 7727

E-mail:

je@asb.dk

 

Or our convention secretary Vibeke Vrang, vv@asb.dk

The Convention Agency will be happy to assist you with questions concerning registration, accomodation and tours:

Aarhus Convention
City Hall
DK-8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

Phone

+45 8940 6710

Fax:

+45 8612 0807

E-mail:

abc@aar-conv.dk

Come and help make our 2002 Convention a fruitful and enjoyable experience. See you in Aarhus.

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General and Practical Information

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.

More Information

For more information on Aarhus and Denmark, please visit:

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Last edited: May 16, 2002 - vv@asb.dk