Facilitating Dialogue between Theories and Practices of Constitution
July 28 - July 30, 2018
The 2018 Aspen Conference on Engaged Communication Scholarship centers on communication-as-constitutive approaches to organizing with a focus on the interplay between the ways that scholars theorize constitution and the practices they inspire within organizational life. Leading scholars will help the conference address questions including: What is communication, or what exactly does communication entail, through various constitutive approaches? What practices and tools do the theoretical concepts and assumptions associated with constitutive approaches generate for organizational practitioners? How can practitioners leverage the theoretical resources that constitutive approaches offer to intervene in organizing? How do the theoretical concepts and assumptions of constitutive approaches to communication affirm and challenge each other? What insights do different approaches to communication as constitution offer regarding organizational practices? How can organizational practices challenge our understanding of communication as constitution?
Please consider submitting a project in process or just join us in July to participate and share your ideas!