The 2016 Laurel Highlands Communications Conference will be held, Friday, April 29, 2016, at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Professor John Tchernev will be the keynote speaker for the
2016 Laurel Highlands Communications Conference. Tchernev spent 8 years in Los
Angeles working in television production and film development. Tchernev worked as a production assistant on
a variety of television shows including Futurama,
Reba, and Second Time Around, among others. He spent two years writing for
the animated comedy Class of 3000 on
Cartoon Network and wrote several freelance screenplays, becoming a member of
the Writers Guild of America.
Working as a writer led Tchernev to become increasingly
interested in entertainment media as a potential tool for promoting public
engagement with social issues. He returned
to the academic world in 2009 and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication
from The Ohio State University.
Dr. Tchernev’s research builds upon his background as a
writer and explores how factors of message content, narrative structure and
audience psychology interact to determine whether a persuasive message is
successful. Dr. Tchernev is currently working
on a series of studies that utilize dynamic methods of data collection,
including psychophysiological recording, to examine real-time audience
responses to narrative persuasion.
Dr. Tchernev is an Assistant Professor of Strategic
Communication in the Department of Media, Journalism & Film at Miami
University in Oxford, Ohio.
This year’s conference will feature paper presentations on academic research in all areas of communication and media as well as a Media Showcase of productions.
To register for the 2016 Laurel Highlands Communications Conference, visit IUP Marketplace and click Laurel Highlands Communications Conference.
Call for ProposalsPresentation Submission GuidelinesProceedings Submission GuidelinesMedia Showcase Submission GuidelinesLHCC Announcement Poster (feel free to print this out and share it)
The deadline for submissions has been extended until January 11, 2016.
Submit proposals for paper presentations and the Media Showcase by 4:00 p.m. (EST).
Proposers will be notified of the status of their paper proposals. Final acceptance will be dependent on the receipt of the completed paper or production.
Authors and producers of accepted proposals must submit completed papers for paper presentations and final productions for the Media Showcase as well as their paid conference registration by 4:00 p.m. (EST). Completed papers and productions are required by this date for
inclusion in the conference schedule. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
Early registration deadline (for attendees who are not presenters) at the reduced preregistration conference rate.
LHCC 2016 Proceedings
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