VAKKI Symposium 2024

Welcome to the XLIV symposium of VAKKI Communication Research Association on February 8–9, 2024!

The symposium is arranged under the theme of Diversity in Communication. We welcome you to discuss this theme from the perspectives of communication, discourse, and media studies in the symposium held in Vaasa. 

Registration for the symposium has ended, but the keynotes are open to all.

The symposium’s keynote speakers are Professor Christiane Maaß (University of Hildesheim, Germany) and Assistant Professor Ellen Nathues (University of Twente, the Netherlands):

  • Nathues’s keynote titled “Differences in Dialogue: The Many Voices We Can Encounter in Communication” takes place on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 12–13 in Alere, Florence auditorium
  • Maaß’s keynote titled “Hi ChatGPT, translate this text into Easy Language. Is the new Easy Language translator a machine?” takes place on Friday, February 9, 2024 at 12–13 in Alere, Florence auditorium