The 2015 Conference on Communication and Environment

Event Date: 
June 11, 2015 to June 14, 2015

Bridging Divides: Spaces of Scholarship and Practice in Environmental Communication

The Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE) has been held every two years since 1991, making this the 13th biennial event. The conference is now part of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) which was founded in 2011. This year's conference will explore the theme of bridging divides in environmental communication which is only fitting given Boulder's location by the continental divide of North America. Over 300 scholars and practitioners of environmental communication will gather to consider, for example, the following divides within the landscape of environmental and sustainability communication, and how we might bridge them:

  • environmental communication theory AND practice
  • scholars AND practitioners of environmental communication
  • differing theories of change in environmental communication
  • advocacy intentions AND policy outcomes
  • environmental attitudes AND behaviours
  • aspirations for public participation AND actual opportunities
  • media watchdogs AND media lapdogs
  • environmental science knowledge AND actual public understanding
  • cultures that see, experience, and value the world differently from each other
  • communities facing environmental conflicts
  • media representations AND environmental literacy

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Event Details

Boulder, Colorado
Contact Name: 
Mark Meisner
Contact Email:
International Environmental Communication Association (IECA)
University of Colorado Boulder campus
Phone Number: 
+1 (513) 620-4322