Day 2 of ANZCA at the slightly warming up Wellington. As a member of the ANZCA Executive, and Vice-President-elect (which means hosting the conference at QUT in Brisbane next year), I have spent a lot of time in Executive meetings dealing with Constitutional changes. What fun! As I wryly observed, the Weimar Constitution of 1919 was considered the leading constitutional document of its time, yet didn’t stop Hitler from coming to power in Germany 14 years later.
The keynote speaker was
I have now returned to U. Indiana – Bloomington after the International Communications Association conference in Montreal.
Forthcoming events that I will be attending include:
Creating Value- Between Commerce and Commons – 25-27 June 2008, Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia. This conference is being hosted by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation.
Power and Place, the Australia and New Zealand Communications Association Conference – 9-11 July 2008, being held at the Duxton Hotel, Wellington,
I am at the International Communications Association conference in Montreal. It is currently the pre-conference, and I am attending the sessions on ‘Mediating Global Citizenship’.
The opening keynote was by Professor Toby Miller from U. California (Riverside). Toby is an ex-pat Aussie and very well known in Australian media and cultural studies circles.
Toby’s provocative presentation argued that media studies is on the wrong track in demanding more speech and more rights to communicate as a condition of cultural citizenship. Instead, he