2nd International and Interdisciplinary Conference for Discourse and Communication in Professional Contexts


14th – 16th June 2017


Conference Theme: Exploring Professional Communication—Approaches in a dynamic field

Researchers and practitioners in the field of organizational communication are invited to submit abstracts to the International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Discourse and Communication in Professional Contexts. The key purpose of the conference is to explore and further develop organizational communication from different perspectives and address opportunities and limitations of the interaction between different social actors in professional contexts.

We invite abstracts that cover a broad range of themes and contexts within the field of organizational communication and professional communication. We are particularly interested in abstracts that explore approaches and methodologies for examining Professional Communication in context.

By bringing practitioners and researchers together, the conference provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and sharing of interests across the field of organizational communication, highlighting the value of the Humanities to the analysis and solution of pertinent issues in business and society. The broadness of the conference theme supports this vision.


Confirmed Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Helen Spencer-Oatey University of Warwick
  • Professor Michael Handford


The conference will be hosted at the University of Aberdeen, an ancient university set in the beautiful coastal city of Aberdeen. There will be an extensive social programme as part of the conference including a trip to the breathtaking Dunnottar Castle.

Please send your 250 word abstract to: icdc2017@abdn.ac.uk