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					World Communication Association
19th Biennial Conference

 Communication in the 21st Century:
 Exploring Roots; Expanding Visions

                                 Thank you to our sponsors:

                                                              Queensland University of Technology
     Work and Industry Futures                                                    27-31 July 2007
     Research Program                                                    Registration brochure
Communication in the
21st Century: Exploring                     Brisbane is Australia’s fastest growing city with an outdoor lifestyle unequalled in Australia. It
                                            is a thriving metropolis with an easy-going unhurried tempo, mouth-watering cuisine and fine
Roots; Expanding                            local wines. Its recreational, cultural and sporting facilities offer visitors endless opportunities
                                            to enjoy the city’s great climate.
                                            The cultural heart of Brisbane is the Queensland Cultural Centre at the South Bank Precinct.
                                            Here you will find Queensland Art Gallery, State Library and Queensland Museum.
Technological advancements have
made it easier for people to
communicate across national and             Travel information
international boundaries. However,
the increasing ease of global               Airport Transfers
communication has not always resulted
in corresponding successes. As              Brisbane’s international and domestic airports are approximately 20km north east of the
                                            Central Business District (CBD), a 15 to 20 minute drive. Visitors can reach the business
political leaders struggle with war,
                                            district by taxi, shuttle bus or train.
terrorism, genocide, economics, and
other crises at a global level, nations     Taxi
and peoples struggle with similar
issues within their own borders,            The taxi fare from the airport to the city centre is approximately AUD30
including political ideologies, economic
uncertainties, and how open or closed       Airport Shuttle Bus
those borders should be. Thus,
                                            Buses connect the CBD and airports. A single transfer is approximately AUD11, or AUD18
instead of narrowing the
                                            return on Coachtrans. To pre-book your transfer from the airport to your hotel go to:
―communication gap,‖ these conflicting
forces in communication often widen         3123BNEAPTHTL
the divisions that exist among nations,
people, and cultures.                       Train

In what ways has communication in all       Fly through Brisbane’s Traffic with Airtrain
its forms—interpersonal, small group,       Airtrain is the fastest, cheapest and most reliable way to travel from Brisbane Airport to the
                                            centre of Brisbane. Airtrain services run twice an hour, and the express, air-conditioned
public, mass, electronic, and
                                            journey takes only 20 minutes. The airport stations are located directly outside the Domestic
international/intercultural—contributed     and International terminals and connect with 5 stations covering 80% of downtown Brisbane.
to increasing opportunities for
communication among diverse peoples         All pre-booked conference delegates will be personally met in the arrivals hall land assisted
and nations? To what extent have            with their luggage to the station. Simply pre-book at,
these same types of communication           quoting your conference name to receive a 10% discount on your fare.
contributed to extending the limits of
                                            Further information about Brisbane
open, honest, dialogic communication?
To what extent is authentic                 For more information about Brisbane
communication even possible in an age
of virtual reality, instant messaging,
online blogs, and fifteen-second
―sound bites?‖       What are the effects   Australia’s landscape is a picture of amazing diversity, contrasts and natural wonder. From
of those who remain isolated from or        the ancient rock Uluru (Ayers Rock) to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s Red Centre reaches
reject these forms of communication?        out to a magnificent azure coastline. Scattered across this beautiful environment, our thriving
What corresponding ―visions‖                cities bubble with sophistication and energy. Brisbane, Queensland’s vibrant sub tropical
                                            capital, Sydney and its magnificent harbour, and Melbourne with its heritage of arts, fashion
accompany enhanced opportunities for
                                            and fine food, are just three of Australia’s outstanding city destinations. Australia, the world’s
communication, and how do                   smallest continent and largest island, is like nowhere else on earth. It is as big as mainland
differences in ―visions‖ affect nations,    United States but has only 20 million people. It is adventurous, stylish and friendly, has
peoples, and cultures in the twenty-        unique flora and fauna and a fantastic climate. Aussies (as the locals are called) enjoy sport,
first century?                              beaches, music, performing arts, outdoor cafes, pubs, multicultural restaurants and good
                                            friends. A rich cultural blend of fashion, languages and cuisine colours the streets of
                                            Australia’s major cities. Explore lively, sophisticated cities, experience the awe-inspiring
These and other questions will be           beauty of Australia’s natural wonders, discover the ancient mysteries of Aboriginal culture,
explored at the 19th Biennial               and see and feel the rigours of life in the rugged Outback. Regardless of which path you
Conference of the World                     take, Australia guarantees the experience of a lifetime!
Communication Association, which will
be held in Brisbane, Australia, July 27-    Temperature Guide
July 31, 2007.
                                            Season                                                        Temperature (degrees Celsius)

                                            Spring (September - November)                                 20 - 26°C

                                            Summer (December - February)                                  20 - 32°C

                                            Autumn (March - May)                                          20 - 25°C

                                            Winter (June - August)                                        18 - 21°C
Royal on the Park****1/2
Cnr Alice and Albert Streets
Brisbane, 4000
Tel: +61-7-3221 3411

Fax: +61-7-3229 9817
The Royal on the Park is a magnificent 4.5 star hotel that offers unsurpassed luxury and an impeccable standard of personal service, in the
very heart of Brisbane.

Perfectly located, the recently refurbished Royal on the Park is a unique place to simply indulge, rest, or to do business. You'll find the look is
elegant and contemporary, whilst the service is absolutely legendary. Guests can soak-up the spectacular views to the Botanic Gardens from
the comfort of our well appointed guestrooms. Naturally, Reception and Room Service are at your call 24 hours a day. Car parking and Valet
parking are available, and a daily newspaper is complimentary. In fact, when you're a guest at our hotel the personal attention is endless.

5 minute taxi ride from Central or Roma Street train station to the hotel (if you are using the Airtrain from the airport) approx cost AUD7.00
5 minute walk to conference venue
AUD169.00 per room per night
AUD189.00 per room per night incl breakfast for one person
AUD209.00 per room per night incl breakfast for two people

Mercure Hotel ****
85-87 North Quay
Brisbane, 4000
Tel: +61-7-3237 2300
Fax: +61-7-3236 1035

Experience the spirit and style, enjoy the service, love the absolute convenience and comfort of Brisbane’s best riverside location - Mercure
Hotel Brisbane. This Brisbane city hotel is just steps from the Queen Street Mall - Brisbane’s best shopping, the central business district,
Treasury Casino and Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Enjoy spectacular views of the city or across the river to the renowned cultural
precinct of South Bank Parklands, home to the Queensland Art Gallery, internationally acclaimed Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
and 16 hectares of cafes, restaurants, cycle paths, gardens and weekend markets. Close by is Roma Street Train and Bus Station, City Cat
Ferry Stop and riverside bikeway; the airport is just 16km from the hotel door and it's only a short trip to many of our coastal "hotspots".

10 minute walk from Roma Street train station to the hotel (if you are using the Airtrain from the airport)
15 minute walk to conference venue
AUD159.00 per room per night
AUD174.00 per room per night incl pre-booked breakfast for one person
AUD185.00 per room per night incl pre-booked breakfast for two people

The Marque Hotel Brisbane (formerly Chifley on George)****
103 George Street
Brisbane QLD
4000 - Australia
Tel: +61-7-3221 6044
Fax:+61-7-3221 7474

As the capital city of the sunny state of Queensland, Brisbane offers an enviable climate all year round. Locals enjoy and outdoors lifestyle,
making the most of beautiful parklands, al fresco dining, and sporting events. The heart of the city is a hub for business and shopping
activities and The Marque Hotel Brisbane enjoys close proximity to the CBD. Whether you're on a business trip, short break or holiday, you'll
find The Marque's central location perfect for your needs.

5 minute taxi ride from Central or Roma Street train station to the hotel (if you are using the Airtrain from the airport) approx cost AUD7.00
5 minute walk to conference venue
AUD140.00 per room per night
AUD158.00 per room per night incl pre-booked breakfast for one person
AUD176.00 per room per night incl pre-booked breakfast for two people

Brisbane City YHA
From $24 per night
392 Upper Roma Street
Brisbane QLD
4000 - Australia
Tel: +61-7-3236 1004
(book own accommodation)
5 minute walk from Roma Street train station to the hotel (if you are using the Airtrain from the airport) approx cost Aud7.00
20 minute walk to conference venue

Click on Hotel Names for links to their websites                    You will find a map of the City on the back page
                   CONFERENCE STUDY TOUR Monday 30th July 8.30am
Tours and Social

                   Buses depart outside the Royal on the Park. Travel to Currumbin Wildlife Park. With more than 1400 animals and
                   birds, the Sanctuary is home to one of the largest collections of Australian native wildlife in the world. Established
                   nearly 60 years ago, the Sanctuary has attracted millions of visitors throughout its history and continues to provide
                   opportunities to get closer to Australia’s amazing wildlife. Pre-book on the registration page to have your photo taken
                   with a Koala then it’s off to Rainbow Bay Surf Lifesaving Club for lunch and a talk by one of our life savers. For
                   Nearly one hundred years, Australia’s trained surf lifesavers have been keeping our beaches safe. In that time, they have rescued more than
                   500,000 people and provided first aid to a million others. Of SLSA’s 113,000+ members, more than 34,000 actively patrol our beaches. After
                   lunch there will be time to walk along the beach or browse through the shops at Surfers Paradise before the return journey, and at the end of
                   a lovely day, back to the Royal on the Park for nibbles (drinks at own cost).
                   Included in all Full Registrations. Additional tickets AUD120 per person

                   Welcome Dinner: Bush tucker and Cultural experience Friday 27th July 6:00pm
                   Z Block
                   Queensland University of Technology
                   Gardens Point Campus
                   2 George Street, Brisbane
                   Welcome bush tucker dinner and cultural experience. Aboriginal people have been using native bush foods for thousands of years and until
                   recently these have been available to the select few. You have the opportunity to enjoy the Australian experience – an evening not to be
                   Included in all Full Registrations. Additional tickets AUD105 per person

                   Saturday 28th July free night

                   Conference Dinner at the Queensland Rugby Club Downtown Sunday 29th July 8:00pm
                   Queensland Rugby Club Downtown
                   Level 1, Eagle Street Pier
                   1 Eagle Street, Brisbane
                   The Queensland Rugby Club Downtown has rapidly established a reputation as one of the City's premier dining spots with
                   the added benefit of a spectacular CBD location right on the Brisbane River.
                   Included in all Full Registrations. Additional tickets AUD105 per person which includes three course dinner and drinks.

            POST-CONFERENCE TOUR For those who wish to stay on Tuesday 1st returning late afternoon/early
            evening on Thursday 3rd August.

                   Kingfisher Bay Resort – Fraser Island and hinterland tour
                   Travel up the North Coast to Kingfisher Bay Resort, then back through the Hinterland.
                   Bus travel ex Brisbane with return day trip via the hinterland, Catamaran return
                   transfers, two night’s accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, whale watch and
                   natural heritage tours included
                   Fraser Island is in perfect harmony with its natural surroundings, offers a rare experience.
                   Hidden among tree-covered dunes on the edge of the calm waters of the Great Sandy Strait, it
                   is a relaxing holiday haven. Kingfisher Bay has won six Australian Tourism Awards and
                   Discovery’s Travel Channel named it Australia’s Best Beach Resort. Fraser Island is truly nature
                   at its most miraculous – yet easily accessible to you from the comfort of Kingfisher Bay Resort.
                   Explore the island with one of the expert Rangers to guide you on a 4WD coach tour or
                   personalised safaris. Tours all have Advanced Eco Certification from Ecotourism Australia.
                   AUD700 (minimum numbers apply for tour to proceed)
                                               PLUS STEVE IRWIN’S AUSTRALIA ZOO OPTION – Depending upon agreement of the tour group, we have the
                                               opportunity to stop at Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo. There will be an additional AUD50 to cover entry and
                                               additional coach hire charges if this happens. If you are registering for this tour, please indicate on the
                                               registration form if you would also like to stop at Australia Zoo.

                   In and around Sydney
                   If you are flying out of Sydney, and wish to see the sights:
 Full member registrations include:                                            Student full member registrations include:

                                                                                                                                                      Registration information
                     Attendance at all Conference Sessions                                        Attendance at all Conference Sessions
                     All Conference catering                                                      All Conference catering
AUD 650              Conference study tour                                  AUD 500               Conference study tour
                     Attendance at the Welcome Dinner                                             Attendance at the Welcome Dinner
                     Attendance at the Post conference study                                      Attendance at the Post conference study
                      tour nibbles                                                                  tour nibbles
                     Attendance at the Conference Dinner                                          Attendance at the Conference Dinner
                     Conference Satchel                                                           Conference Satchel
                     Conference Handbook                                                          Conference Handbook

 Member registrations include:                                                 Student registrations include:
                     Attendance at all Conference Sessions                                        Attendance at all Conference Sessions
AUD 450              All Conference catering                                AUD 280               All Conference catering
                     Conference Satchel                                                           Conference Satchel
                     Conference Handbook                                                          Conference Handbook
 Note: dinners and conference study tour not included                          Note: dinners and conference study tour not included

 Day registrations include:
                     Attendance at all Conference Sessions for                Partner registrations include:
AUD 250               nominated day                                                                Conference study Tour
                     Conference catering for nominated day                  AUD 320               Attendance at the Welcome Dinner
                     Conference Satchel                                                           Attendance at the Post conference study
                     Conference Handbook                                                           tour nibbles
 Note: dinners and conference study tour not included                                              Attendance at the Conference Dinner

 General Information                                                           Conference timetable
 Conference Office Hours                                                       Friday 27th     1:00pm Conference opening followed by dinner
 Friday 27th July     2:00pm to 5:00pm                                         Saturday 28th   Paper presentations
 Saturday 28th July   7:30am to 5:00pm                                         Sunday 29th     Paper presentations and conference dinner
 Sunday 29th July     8:00am to 12:00noon                                      Monday 30th     Conference Study Tour
 Tuesday 31st July    8:00am to 1:00pm                                         Tuesday 31st    Paper presentations and AGM

 Messages can be left for delegates during the conference office               Personal Insurance
 hours. To leave a message, please call +61 7 3138 1057                        Participants shall be regarded in every aspect as carrying their
 during the conference and ask for WCA Conference desk. A                      own risk for personal injury and, loss or injury to property,
 message board will be located adjacent to the conference desk                 including baggage during the conference. We strongly
 and all messages will be posted on this board.                                recommend that you take out a travel insurance policy at the
                                                                               time of booking your registration, travel and tours. The
 Name Badges                                                                   organisers will be in no way responsible for any claims
 Your name badge must be worn at all times, as it is your entry                concerning insurance.
 to all sessions and inclusive functions.
 Cancellation Policy                                                           In the event of industrial disruptions, the conference and the
 Registration cancellations will only be accepted in writing.                  organisers accept no responsibility for losses incurred by
 Cancellations made prior to 3rd May 2007 will be refunded the                 delegates and partners.
 full amount less $104.50 to cover administration costs.
 Cancellations made from 4th May 2007 to 7th July 2007 will be                 Payment
 refunded 50% of the full amount, and no refunds will be made                  All prices are in Australian dollars and are inclusive of GST
 after 7th July 2007. As an alternative to cancellation, your                  (unless otherwise stated). Cheques or bank drafts must be
 registration may be transferred to another person without                     made out in Australian currency and drawn on an Australian
 incurring any penalty. The organisers must be advised of the                  bank and should be made payable to ―Kaye Mills Enterprise Pty
 transfer in writing. This cancellation policy is for registrations            Ltd‖ and forwarded to KME Pty Ltd. Payment by credit card is
 only, accommodation cancellation will incur costs as applied by               acceptable for registration, function tickets, tours and activities,
 each hotel.                                                                   and accommodation. Registrations will not be processed until
                                                                               payment is received.
 The information in this brochure is correct at the time of                    Membership to WCA includes:
 printing. The committee and organisers of the World                            Subscription to the Journal of Intercultural Communication
 Communication Association 19th Biennial Conference reserve                      Research [3 issues],
 the right to change, without notice, any aspect of the                         WCA Newsletter [2 issues]
 conference program.                                                            All Association mailings

                                         Conference Secretariat

                                           Kaye Mills Enterprise Pty Ltd, PO Box 71, Samford Village Q4520, Australia
                                           p: + 61-7 3289 5944                    e:
                                           f: +61-7 3289 5940                     w:

                                           ABN: 93 117 196 264
 TITLE                                        FIRST NAME                                            SURNAME
 ORGANISATION                                                                                       POSITION
 SUBURB                                       STATE                                                 POSTCODE
 COUNTRY                                      TEL (       )                                         FAX (   )
 Please do not include my details on the conference delegate list                           all payments are in Australian Dollars
     FULL MEMBER                 AUD650                                                               DAY SATURDAY               AUD250
     includes site tour/ social/catering                                                            
                                                 FULL STUDENT                 AUD500                   DAY SUNDAY                 AUD250
     NON-MEMBER plus             AUD 65          includes site tour/ social/catering                   am/pm teas and lunch only
 Membership fee – see page 5 for inclusions
     MEMBER                      AUD450         STUDENT                      AUD280                  PARTNER                    AUD320
     tour and dinners not included                tour and dinners not included                     All social functions and conference study tour
     NON-MEMBER plus             AUD 65

                                                                   REGISTRATION FEE TOTAL           $
 SECTION C: ACCOMMODATION – rooms can not be guaranteed after 1 May 2007
                                            RATE all AUD First Preference Second Preference
 Royal on the Park
 Per night, no breakfast                    $169.00                                     
                                                                                        1. Accommodation rates are quoted on a
                                                                                            per room per night basis.
 Per night including breakfast for one      $189.00                                     
                                                                                        2. Some accommodation includes full
 Per night including breakfast for two      $209.00                                         buffet breakfast refer to rates for
                                                                                          this.
                                                                                        3. Calculate the accommodation total as
 Mercure Hotel (disability rooms available)
                                                                                            follows ―Rate X Number of Nights‖
 Per night, no breakfast                    $159.00                                       based on your first preference.
 Per night including breakfast for one      $174.00                                     
 Per night including breakfast for two        $185.00
                                                                                              CHECK IN DATE _______________________

 The Marque Hotel Brisbane                                                                      CHECK OUT DATE _____________________
 (formerly Chifley on George) (disability
 rooms available)
                                              $140.00                                   
                                              $158.00                                         NUMBER OF NIGHTS ___________________
 Per night, no breakfast
 Per night including breakfast for one                                                        SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (COT, DISABILITY ETC)
 Per night including breakfast for two                                                              ________________________________

                                                                  ACCOMMODATION TOTAL           $
 The study tour and all social events are included for all Full Conference and Partner registrations.
 Please indicate the events you will be attending for catering purposes.
 STUDY TOUR Monday 30th July
     I will be attending                        Additional ticket/s required:          ____
                                                                                                Tickets x AUD120 per person =
                                                                                                                                      $ _______
     Prepay picture with a Koala                Additional koala tickets               ____   Tickets x AUD14.00 per person =       $ _______
 if you don’t pre-book/pay there will be insufficient time to have a photo taken                price if not pre-booked/paid is $16.95

                                                          Additional Guest Names
 WELCOME DINNER Friday 27th July
     I will be attending                        Additional ticket/s required:          ____   Tickets x AUD105 per person =        $ _______

                                                          Additional Guest Names
     I will be attending                        Additional ticket/s required:          ____   Tickets x AUD105 per person =        $ _______

                                                          Additional Guest Names

                                                          SOCIAL AND STUDY TOUR TOTAL           $

KINGFISHER BAY RESORT/WHALE WATCH TRIP                                                         KINGFISHER BAY RESORT
                 st                    rd                             AUD700                      1. Tour rates are quoted on a per
Wednesday 1 August to Friday 3 August                                                                 person basis.
Per person – Includes:                                                                            2. Calculate total as follows: ―Rate x
1 x adult return catamaran transfer                                                                   number of persons‖
                                                                                                  3. Based on twin share – for single
2 x nights resort hotel accommodation based on twin
                                                                                                      bookings add AUD170 surcharge
1 x Whale Watch tour departing resort 2nd August
8:00am returning 12:00pm                                                                       SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS        (COT, DISABILITY ETC)
1 x packed lunch to go
1 x Natural Heritage Tour departing 2nd August
12:30pm returning 4:30pm                                                                            ________________________________
2 x full buffet breakfast 2nd and 3rd August
                                                                                               If you are going on this tour, please indicate
1 x return transfer ex Brisbane                                                                whether or not you would also like to visit
2 x buffet dinner 1st and 2nd August                                                           Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo. The conference
                                                                                               secretariat will invoice you separately for
Travel ex Brisbane including day trip back to Brisbane
                                                                                               AUD50 per person if the group goes to
via the hinterland.
                                                                                               Australia Zoo.
Based on twin share
add $170.00 for single surcharge                                                               Yes I would like to visit Australia Zoo    
Note: Bookings for this tour must be made and
                                                                                               No I would not like to visit Australia Zoo 
paid for by 1st March – minimum numbers apply.

                                                                 POST CONFERENCE TOUR TOTAL    $

1    Section B: Registration Fees                                       AUD        Please send me a tax invoice and confirmation letter via:
2    Section C: Accommodation                                           AUD           Email               Post
3    Section D: Social Program                                          AUD
4    Section E: Post Conference Tour                                    AUD
5    Bank clearance fee for bank cheques, electronic                               A tax invoice will be sent upon receipt of this completed
     transfers and personal cheques in Australian Dollars                          registration form.
     from outside of Australia $10.00
                                                           TOTAL        AUD        ABN: 93 117 196 264
        Cheque to ―Kaye Mills Enterprise Pty Ltd‖ is enclosed for:
                              please debit my credit card for:
        Electronic transfer date _______ reference # _______ for:

                                                                                   LATER THAN 1 MAY 2007. ACCOMMODATION CAN
                                                                                   NOT BE GUARANTEED AFTER THIS DATE.
for refund policy see General Information page five

Credit Card Authorisation                                                          SECTION G: Credit Card Authorisation for
                                                                                   Accommodation Only
Debits to your credit card will appear as ―Kaye Mills Enterprise Pty Ltd‖ on       I authorise the hotel to debit my credit card for:
your Credit Card statement. You will receive a tax invoice/receipt confirming
that payment is for WCA 19th Biennial Conference
   Visa                           Bankcard                         MasterCard      one nights security deposit

CARDHOLDER NAME                                                                       All accommodation

CREDIT CARD NUMBER                                                                    Other

EXPIRY DATE                         VERIFICATION NUMBER                               Visa       Bankcard         Mastercard            Amex

SIGNATURE                                                                          CARDHOLDERS NAME
Electronic Transfer details                                                        CREDIT CARD NUMBER
Commonwealth Bank of Australia, 240 Queen Street, Brisbane Qld                     EXPIRY DATE                 VERIFICATION NUMBER
BSB:     064 000                       SWIFT CODE CTBAAU2S
Account: 1156 6547
Name:    Kaye Mills Enterprise Pty Ltd                                             SIGNATURE
Please forward this completed form (two pages) by:
Post:    WCA Conference c/- KME Pty Ltd, PO Box 71, Samford, Brisbane QLD 4520, Australia
Fax:     +61-7 3289 5940      or
                                                                                   Conference venue

                                                 17 Royal on the Park

                                                 19 The Marque Hotel Brisbane (formerly Chifley on George)

                                                 23 Mercure Hotel Brisbane

                                                 25 YHA Backpackers

                                                 QUT Conference Venue (as shown)

All conference paper inquiries should be directed to:
          Dr. Caroline Hatcher
          WCA Secretary-General
          Queensland University of Technology
          Brisbane Graduate School of Business
          P.O. Box 2434, Brisbane, 4001 Australia

For more information visit the WCA website

All other conference inquiries should be directed to the Conference Secretariat:

                                        Conference Secretariat
                                             Kaye Mills Enterprise Pty Ltd, PO Box 71, Samford Village Q4520, Australia

                                             p: + 61-7 3289 5944                    e:
                                             f: +61-7 3289 5940                     w:

                                             ABN: 93 117 196 264