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2011 Symposium: New Media, New Ideas

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Keynote Address:

What do we talk about when we talk about genre?

Dr. Carolyn Miller, North Carolina State University



2010 Symposium: Obstacles & Opportunities

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Keynote Address:

You are not a Gadget: Rhetoric, Engagement, and the Promise of Democracy

Dr. James Dubinsky, Virginia Tech

The Third Annual WRTC Graduate Student Symposium on Communication

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“Communication in the 21st Century: Intercultural Communication”
1:00 p.m., Thursday, April 5 - Noon, Friday, April 6, 2012

The School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University welcomes you to a two-day symposium (from 1:00 p.m. Thursday to noon on Friday) exploring all facets of intercultural communication.

Keynote Address

The keynote speaker at the Thursday evening banquet is Dr. Kirk St. Amant, associate professor of Technical and Professional Communication at East Carolina University, and a faculty member with ECU’s Master’s of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) program. His research focuses on international and intercultural communication as it relates to online media and includes international virtual workplaces, international outsourcing/offshoring, and the effects of globalization on online education.



Registration for the Symposium is just $25 ($20 for undergraduates), which includes a Thursday night banquet with keynote address, Friday lunch, and symposium program. Register by Tuesday, April 3 at


Please contact us at communicationsymposium@gmail.com if you have any questions.