Ecco il primo annuncio e il call for papers:Against the Neoliberal Tide: Media and Democracy in the 21st CenturyAn International Conference of the Union for Democratic CommunicationsNovember 3- 6, 2005, Boca Raton, FloridaHosted by the Department of CommunicationFlorida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FloridaCall for Participation Proposal Deadline: May 1, 2005As people from nations around the world look to the prospect of self determination in a new century they are increasingly confronted with the social and economic ultimatums of for-profit transnational corporations. While the neoliberal agenda would have us believe that the market is a natural phenomenon, that agenda calls for the complete, no-holds-barred business domination of the media and almost every other human and natural resource, thus further jeopardizing the possibilities for democratic debate, dissent, and meaningful social change.The Union for Democratic Communications invites proposals for presentations, roundtables, workshops and panels from artists, activists, and media scholars that examine and critique the connections between the political, economic and cultural program of neoliberalism, labor and other social movements, artistic expression, media ownership and concentration, intellectual property, and democratic media. We especially seek submissions that explore community and global alternatives to neoliberalism, corporate globalization and other systems of domination.Featured speakers will be complemented by presenters on a wide range of topics, video and other media presentations, and tables with information about regional organizations involved in activism and democratic communications.The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn in Boca Raton, Florida, and hosted by the Department of Communication at Florida Atlantic University. Boca Raton is on the Atlantic coast in south Palm Beach County, approximately 25 miles from both the Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach airports, and 50 miles north of Miami. The temperature in November is in the seventies, and conference participants will have easy access to the beach and the tides of the Atlantic Ocean.Please send proposals of 200 to 250 words. Artists should include samples of the work they will be presenting in the form of slides, VHS tapes, CD-Roms, and DVDs. Please send three hard copies of your proposal, or an email with the proposal in the body of the email message, to:Stefanie GapinskiComparative StudiesDorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and LettersFlorida Atlantic University 777 Glades Road Boca Raton, Florida 33431-0991Gapinski@fau.eduInquiries can be made to Mike Budd at email@example.com, 561-297-3856, fax: 561-297-2615. For more information please visit the UDC Website: http://www.udc.orgLimited conference travel funding assistance for student and low-income presenters will be available. Please send a request along with your proposal. Source : http://www.udc.org/conf2005/conf2005.html
Nel Novembre 2005 in Florida, l'Unione per la Comunicazione Democratica convoca un summit su: Contro l'ondata neoliberale: Media e Democrazia nel 21esimo Secolo.