The Rundle Summit
An Academic and Professional Communications Exchange
February 21 - 22 2020
The Rundle Summit is a graduate-student led conference that focuses on bringing together academic and professional perspectives on communication. The conference is sponsored jointly by the University of Calgary, Communication, Media and Film Program and the University of Alberta, Communications and Technology program. We welcome participants from across the world and from any relevant discipline to join our discussion.
The theme for this year’s Rundle Summit is “Subduction,” a geological term that describes the phenomenon of one tectonic plate’s sinking beneath another into the Earth's mantle, creating novel geologic features. This slow process creates volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis and, over time, can even build mountains. Similarly, clashes between ideas in media and communication scholarship may result in the sinking of some ideas and the surfacing of others. This conference invites scholarship that reflects on ideas as subduction: what conditions lead to a clash? When do we see some ideas sink and others rise? How is the falling away of one thing the potential creation of another? What conditions limit the subduction of ideas? These are just a few of the questions you might address.
The Venue | Accomodations
Banff Centre - Banff AB
The Rundle Summit will be held at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Alberta. Please check back here for more information regarding booking accommodations and our special conference room rate.
Conference registration for Rundle Summit 2020 is not yet open. We will announce more information regarding registration, accommodations, and carpooling on our social media channels in the coming months!