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CFP: ProComm 2016, Communicating Entrepreneurship and Innovation, October 2-5 at the University of Texas, Austin

ProComm 2016, October 2-5 at the University of Texas, Austin, welcomes papers, panels, and workshops on the teaching, learning, and practice of communication in engineering and technical contexts.

We also welcome papers that address this year’s conference theme, Communicating Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Entrepreneurs, as creators of knowledge and opportunity, are seen as major drivers of today’s economy. Universities, colleges, industry, and governments at all levels seek to support and encourage entrepreneurship and design thinking. Clearly, as practitioners and teachers of professional communication, we are uniquely positioned to understand and work in the new spaces created by entrepreneurs as they move beyond STEM and across disciplinary boundaries to design, develop, test, and communicate their new ideas. At the same time, technical communicators are themselves innovators and entrepreneurs, leading the development and use of new communication technologies. Possible topics could include these areas and others:

  • Theory and practice of entrepreneurship communication
  • Case studies of innovations, entrepreneurship, and creativity
  • Case studies of innovation ecosystems, open innovation platforms, and value chains
  • Information design approaches
  • Techniques and methodologies for designing, co-designing and co-creating information, such as Design Thinking and canvas-based heuristics
  • Teaching and training for innovation
  • Creating best communication practices for engineers who innovate
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation in technical and professional communication.

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Call for Administrative Committee (AdCom) Nominations 2015

The IEEE Professional Communication Society is managed by an administrative committee (AdCom) comprising 12 volunteers who work to assure that our society serves its members and the field of technical and professional communication. If you are … [Continue reading]

Yvonne Cleary & Darina Slattery: Communication Strategies for Virtual Teams

More and more, engineers are working in virtual teams, spanning the globe. What communication strategies does working in a virtual team necessitate, or what problems does it create? Yvonne Cleary and Darina Slattery of the University of Limerick … [Continue reading]

Communication Practices in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research for Food and Water Safety, Ed. David Wright

The latest Wiley-IEEE Professional Communication Society book is now out. Through the eyes and experiences of experts in the fields, Communication Practices in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Research for Food and Water Safety examines the ways in … [Continue reading]

Derek Ross: Land Ethics in Technical Communication (Lufkin Award Winner)

Derek Ross of Auburn University gives us an overview of his Lufkin Award (2015) winning paper, "Conversations about place: Dialogic ethics and land ethics in technical communication," co-authored with Russell Willerton, of Boise State University. … [Continue reading]