First SIETAR Switzerland Congress, Lugano, 25th – 27th May 2018

SIETAR Switzerland Congress, Lugano

SIETAR Switzerland Congress, Lugano

SIETAR Switzerland Congress, Lugano

SIETAR Switzerland Congress, Lugano


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New Viveka Anderton Workshop – Women Working in the Middle East, 20th March 2018, London.

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Global Competence: Our Future, Our Responsibility, 26th -28th September 2018, Budapest, Hungary.

The first ever, Learning-to-live-together event – An AFS Global Conference

Setting an urgent agenda for global competence development


This Conference aims for real alignment and cooperation among all sectors who have a stake in developing global competence, whether in classrooms, lecture halls, study abroad programs, non-formal training environments or beyond.


The urgency of today’s challenges requires a united action from all who are invested in a globally-connected, peaceful future. The Conference will bring together educators, business leaders and innovators, policymakers and government representatives, international education and non-formal learning providers, community organizations, social entrepreneurs and volunteer leaders.

Let’s work together across sectors and countries to set an urgent agenda to meet the growing demand for global competence, by creating and aligning policies, tools and resources that empower educators to deliver these essential 21st century skills to learners at every life stage.


The 24th International Conference of the International Association of Intercultural Studies, IAICS, at DePaul University in Chicago, 5th – 8th July 2018. 

Communication and Dialogue: Integrating Global Communities


Visit  Chicago for the 24th international IAICS conference  The 2018 theme is Communication and Dialogue: Integrating Global Communities. The IAICS international conference brings scholars together from around the world to share ideas, experiences and scholarly research from diverse interdisciplinary perspectives on communication across cultures.

Interkultur brings you Voices for Peace 4th-8th April 2018, – Pergugia / Assisi, Italy

An inspiration for mind, soul and peace among mankind.

Italy, the beautiful country in the south of Europe inspires ensembles from all over the world to go on very special concert tours. In addition to its long musical tradition, its fascinating architecture and its unsurpassed gastronomy, there are this remarkable vitality and joy of living that make this country a perfect place for the realization of unforgettable musical projects.


Along the lines of St. Francis, namely that “the Lord may give you peace”, we are pleased to welcome choirs from all over the world to Assisi and Perugia.

Assisi is a truly magical place that draws its particular character from the reminiscence of Saint Francis, the charming countryside that surrounds the town, and the important witnesses of its thousand-year-old culture. With its two-story basilica, Assisi is one of those rare places that can enable the mind of man to fly high.

Perugia, founded in the 6th century by the Etruscans, is the largest city in Umbria and with its fascinating Piazza Grande one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.

Join us on VOICES FOR PEACE, an inspiration for mind, soul and peace among mankind.

8th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics & Communication 8th – 10th June 2018, Nicosia,Cyprus

Venue: University of Cyprus, 1 Panepistimiou Ave., 2109 Aglantzia

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The four parallel sessions are on:

  • Pragmatics theories: neo-Gricean approaches, relevance theory, theory of mind, meaning, role of context, common ground, the semantics-pragmatics interface, explicature, implicature, grammaticalization, speech act theory, presuppositions, im/politeness, etc.
  • Experimental pragmatics: models of language and meaning, experimental techniques, scalar implicatures, reference resolution, interpretation of figurative language, etc.
  • Intercultural, cross-cultural and societal aspects of pragmatics: research involving more than one language and culture or varieties of one language, variational pragmatics, lingua franca, computer mediated communication (CMC), bilinguals’ and heritage speakers’ language use, intercultural misunderstandings, effect of dual language and multilingual systems on the development and use of pragmatic skills, language of aggression and conflict, etc.
  • Applications: usage and corpus-based approaches, pragmatic competence, teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills, pragmatic variations within one language and across languages, developmental pragmatics, cyber pragmatics, etc.

Most presentations will be for 20 minutes with 10 minutes Q&A.

Presentations will be in English or French.


Engage Conference 2018 – The Emergence of Intercultural Youth, 29th March 2018, Dublin Castle, Ireland

Making Minority Priority

The National Youth Council of Ireland in November 2017 published a report called ‘Making Minority Priority’ focused on challenges of young ethnic minorities in Ireland. The Youth Platform Project has grown to 24 youth groups representing thousands of youth in Ireland. The Engage Conference 2018 is targeted at youth representatives from organisations that are members youth initiatives working or looking to work closely with young ethnic minorities.

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