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AUSACE Conference

AUSACE 23rd Annual Conference
October 25-28, 2018
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Department of Communication is honored to host the AUSACE 23rd Annual Conference. The conference will be held in Lafayette, Louisiana, from October 25--28, 2018.

The AUSACE 2018 Conference Schedule is now available! (FINAL version, updated Nov. 7, 2018)

Please let us know you are attending by registering for the conference HERE.

The Arab-U.S. Association for Communication Educators

Established in 1995, AUSACE encourages and supports the advancement of professional relationships among Arab and U.S. university faculty and students and media professionals. Learn more about AUSACE at

Conference hotel information:

Home2Suites by Parc Lafayette
Address: 1929 Kaliste Saloom Road
                 Lafayette, LA 70508
Phone: 1-337-706-8610
Website: Please visit this website to make room reservations at a reduced rate at the conference hotel:

The hotel website is:

Deadline to submit full papers: September 1, 2018

--Completed papers should be 6,000 to 8,000 words-long, not including the title page and the list of references.

--Full papers in English should be submitted to Full papers in Arabic should be submitted to

Connect. Tawasal. Communicate.

This year’s conference will focus on the idea that cross-cultural communication is the essence of the global society. As new communication hardware and software change sometimes overnight to facilitate communication across borders – and across continents – it is easy to either overlook or to overstate the role of new communication technologies. The Age of Instant Information, scrutinized in last year’s AUSACE conference, brings seismic changes to the nature of communication, and challenges media professionals to re-think the very nature of their occupations. Communication academics, as well as journalists, advertising professionals, and public relations professionals now must elucidate challenges and opportunities afforded by new communication means. This international conference will bring together communication academics, media scholars, media practitioners, journalists, and advertising and public relations professionals to discuss ideas, research, and experiences related to this year’s theme: Connect. Tawasal. Communicate. Suggested areas of investigation include:

  • Online cross-cultural communication
  • Global Strategic Communication: Advertising and Public Relations across cultures
  • The impact of culture on language and communication
  • Cultural diplomacy
  • News agendas: Global media and their audiences
  • Representations of foreign cultures in local media

The conference will accept papers in English and Arabic.


Please check back soon for more information, including conference registration, conference presentation schedules, local excursion details, transportation and other logistics, and more!