About the upcoming 14th GCA India 2018 conference


The Global Communication Association (GCA), a not-for-profit professional body, is pleased to announce the fourteenth international conference (www.globalcomassociation.com / www.gcaconference.com) of communication experts and specialists from around the world, to be held in the historic city of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, on 11-12 October, 2018.


Manipal University Jaipur 
(https://jaipur.manipal.edu/) will be the academic partner hosting this conference. 


Established in the year 2007, the GCA objectives are the promotion of academic research in global communication studies among major universities worldwide; facilitation of joint project and research opportunities among scholars and students. More importantly, GCA provides an eclectic international platform for corporate executives, communication specialists, policy makers, academicians, bureaucrats, political leaders, public relations practitioners and co-related industry professionals to meet, interact and generate new ideas for growth.


The 2018 GCA India conference focusing on ‘Digital Inbound: Internet Communications and Beyond’, has aroused keen interest amongst many participants from around the globe coming from different academic and industry backgrounds.  

Certainly, good communication is valuable. But it’s also complicated. Right now, we exist at something of a crossroads of digital and physical communications. Online dialoguing offers each party a cloak of anonymity, while face-to-face interaction requires you to bare all. Email is digital; an in-person meeting is “real”? It’s easy to feel unengaged by digital interactions. After all, who wants to talk to a robot? But, let’s take a step back for a minute and remember that there’s another person on the other side of the web, and that person’s voice is just as important as yours. Looking at it this way: By taking advantage of digital communication technology, we’re making ourselves available to our desired audiences.  

 

In the past, GCA conferences have been successfully organized in many other countries across different geographies such as China, Oman, India, Poland, Malaysia, Zambia, Canada, Russia, Germany, USA and most recently, in Spain. Popular and well-established universities in these countries such as Shanghai University, Sultan Qaboos University, Manipal University, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin and The Pontifical University of John Paul II, Asia Pacific University College of Technology & Innovation, Media Institute of Southern Africa, St. Paul University, Pyatigorsk  State Linguistic University, Christ University, Stuttgart Media  University, University of Mysore, High Point University, Elon University, North Carolina A&T State University, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Winston-Salem State University, Mazoon University College – Oman, Rey Juan Carlos University respectively have hosted as academic partners, the past GCA conferences in the last  one decade. More information relating to earlier GCA conferences are available at http://www.globalcomassociation.com/conferences.html


About 'Pink City' Jaipur


Jaipur is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or ‘Pink City’ for its trademark building colour. At the centre of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence.


Important dates and deadlines


  • 15 June 2018: Abstract submission deadline 
  • 20 June 2018: Acceptance notification
  • 30 August 2018:Full length paper submission
  • 15 September 2018: Last date for registration
  • 10 October 2018: Conference reception
  • 11 – 12 October 2018: Conference panels
  • 13 October 2018: Optional Tour

Glimpses from past GCA conferences