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Theme: Communicating diversity in the post-multicultural era: exploring paradoxes, challenges and opportunities

In recent years, culturally diverse societies have faced increasing difficulties in accommodating diversity. Multiculturalism appears to have lost its popularity. Some scholars and politicians have gone as far as declaring multiculturalism a failure in Europe and much of Western society. Even in proudly proclaimed diverse societies like Australia, the idea of multiculturalism has been contested. Has the multicultural agenda run its course? And what are the implication for professional communicators who work across nation states and cultural contexts? How can we build integrated and connected communities in a post-multicultural society?

This conference invites you to explore the changing public discourse surrounding multiculturalism and associated challenges for international communicators.

The fourth international Cross-Cultural Communication Conference is organised by five universities: Curtin University, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Zayed University (UAE), Emerson College (USA) and Blanquerna School of Communication and International Relations, Ramon Llull University (Catalonia-Spain). Together these universities are providing a platform for a broad scope of research in cross-cultural communication and intercultural communication challenges. The conference focus reflects a growing interest in intercultural aspects of communication. The upcoming conference will be held in Perth, Western Australia, over two days (Thursday, 6 February and Friday, 7 February 2020).

The conference will include a keynote speakers, panel discussions and a dedicated HDR stream.

The International Cross-Cultural Communication Conference will be held in conjunction with the 2020 Asia-Pacific Public Relations Research and Education Network Conference (5th and 6th of February 2020). Delegates are encouraged to register for the additional day (Wednesday 5th of February) at a special iCCCC rate.

The conference also coincides with the Fringe World Festival and the start of the Perth Festival, which will create a buzz across the city. Delegates are encouraged to explore the wide range of cultural experiences on offer.

Publication Opportunities

Accepted abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings with the opportunity to participate in a special issue for Media International Australia. Selected presenters will be invited to submit fully developed papers for peer review and publication in special editions of the Asia Pacific Public Relations Journal (Australia), the Journal of Communication Arts (Thailand) and Communication and Media in Asia Pacific (Thailand). 

Key Event Details


6 - 7 February 2020


9.00am - 5.00pm daily


Curtin St Georges Terrace, Old Perth Boys' School, 139 St Georges Tce, Perth


$430.00 Conference Delegate

$315.00 Student Delegate

Keynote Speakers

Professor Mohan J Dutta

Professor Marion Kickett

Amanda Healy

Josep Maria Carbonell, PhD

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Also note the special iCCCC delegate rate for the first day of the APPRREN Research Symposium on Wednesday, 5th February:


$100.00 Conference Delegate (including students and ASEAN)







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