Friday, June 7th

Thursday, June 6   —   Friday, June 7   —   Saturday, June 8


Please note that some workshop times and locations have changed. Please direct questions and/or updates about Friday activities to Brie Carter.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.:

Registration and Breakfast, Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion.

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.:

Welcome & Keynote Presentations.


– The Future of Communication: Questions of Power, Publics, & the New Media Environment – Michael Schudson, Fred Turner and Laurel Friedman. Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion.

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:

Social Media 101 #TechTalk – A help/FAQ booth in-between workshop sessions, open for chat
about hot social media resources. IR/PS area next to Room 3201.

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.:

Workshops, Session I


– Communicating Across Borders. Gary Fields, UCSD; Regina Marchi, Rutgers University; Antonieta Mercado, University of San Diego; Michaela Walsh, UCSD; Elana Zilberg, UCSD. IR/PS Robinson Auditorium.


Law & Communication in the Digital Age. Ryan Ellis, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Tarleton Gillespie, Cornell University; Robert Horwitz, UCSD; Nadine Kozak, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier Foundation. IR/PS Room 3201.


– Communication Undergrad-Alumni Speed Networking Mixer. Meet and network with Comm Alumni. Time for this event is 10:45 to 12:00 p.m. Must be pre-registered to participate. For information, contact SSB Room 107.

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.:

Workshops, Session II


Globalization & Communication. Jericho Burg, UCSD; Dan Hallin, UCSD; Silvio Waisbord, George Washington University. IR/PS Room 3201.


Communication, Culture, and Diversity. Katynka Martinez, San Francisco State University; Honorine Nocon, University of Colorado, Denver; Lisa Tripp, Florida State University; Olga A. Vásquez, UCSD. IR/PS Robinson Auditorium.

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.:

Communication BBQ Luncheon & Student-Alumni Table Talk. Interested in digital marketing, public relations, entrepreneurship, graduate school and more? Join our Comm alumni for a bit of table talk! During the BBQ luncheon, there will an opportunity for undergrad and grad students to talk with alumni about life after college and the careers that are available for graduates from the Department of Communication. Open to all 30th Anniversary Celebration attendees and Team Comm-UNITY 5K participants. Register for the 5K today! Will take place in the outdoor area between the Communication Building and Marshall College Administration Office.

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.:

Workshops, Session III


Disability, Education, & Community Encounters. Joaquin Contreras, UCSD; Brian Goldfarb, UCSD; Deniz Ilkbasaran, UCSD; David Serlin, UCSD; Suzanne Stolz, University of San Diego. IR/PS Room 3201.


– Someone Is Watching You: Surveillance in the New Media Environment. Kelly Gates, UCSD; Monika Sengul-Jones, UCSD; Vince Rafael, University of Washington. IR/PS Gardner Room.

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.:

Workshops, Session IV


Youth and New Media. Lauren Berliner, UCSD; Mary L. Gray, Indiana University, Mimi Ito, University of California, Irvine; Robert Lecusay, UCSD; Christo Sims, UCSD. IR/PS Room 3201.


Undergraduate Communication Society (UCS) Presentation and Activity, “How to make the most out of your UCSD Communication Degree.” IR/PS Gardner Room.

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.:

Department of Communication Afternoon Social. Porter’s Pub.

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.:

Alumni Weekend Event: Family Night at Birch Aquarium.