Communication faculty and doctoral students participated in the 6th Annual International Conference on Conversation Analysis (ICCA), organized by the International Society for Conversation Analysis (ISCA). ICCA 2023 ran from June 26–July 2 at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. The conference is held every four years as a primary international in-person event; this was the first time it was held in the Southern Hemisphere and in the Asia-Pacific region.
According to the ICCA website, the conference brought together academics, researchers, and service providers, showcasing the latest research and best practice in conversation analysis. The conference’s theme, “Branching Out,” reflected the growth and application of conversation analysis in different academic disciplines, different professional and workplace contexts, and across the globe.
Professor Galina Bolden was one of three plenary speakers at the conference. Professor Bolden conducts conversation analytic research in Russian and English languages, both in ordinary conversations and in healthcare settings. Additional SC&I conference participants included Research Professor Alexa Hepburn, Professor Emerita Jenny Mandelbaum, Distinguished Professor and previous Dean Jonathan Potter, and doctoral students Marissa Caldwell, Hee Chung Chun, Aleksandr Shirokov, Hyun Sunwoo, and Kaicheng Zhan.
ICCA, an independent faculty-and-student-based professional association in higher education, encourages and enhances interdisciplinary research into the structure and dynamics of social interaction through the creation of a multi-disciplinary community of scholars designed to serve the needs of scholars of language and social interaction across a variety of disciplines and applications.
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Image credit: International Conference on Conversational Analysis Conference website