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’s graduate program in Communication, Media and Film and the University of Alberta’s Master of Arts in Communications and Technology program. With these two hosts, the conference locates important intersections and divergences between theoretical and applied work. 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. We are pleased to offer a discounted room rate for conference attendees. There are a limited number of rooms so attendees are encouraged to book as soon as possible.
Rooms can be booked through the Banff Centre Reservations Department using the following link or by calling 1-800-884-7574.
Conference registration is now open! All conference attendees and presenters are required to register. Conference fees are as follows:
Student (staying at the Banff Centre) $110
Student (not staying at the Banff Centre) $170
Alumni/guest (staying at the Banff Centre) $160
Alumni/guest (not staying at the Banff Centre) $210
For any questions or concerns concerning registration, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.