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The Coach House Institute and its McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto is thrilled to invite you to the international conference:

The Toronto School: Then, Now, Next
Toronto, October 14-16, 2016

Between the 1930s and 1970s, a remarkable intellectual climate coalesced within and around the University of Toronto when intellectual giants Harold Innis, Eric Havelock, Northrop Frye, Marshall McLuhan, among others, captured the global imagination. This scholarly community came to be known as “The Toronto School of Communication”, achieving international recognition for its innovative and trans-disciplinary approaches to emerging social and cultural challenges. It gave voice to a transforming vision of perception and social order brought about by the evolving possibilities of interconnectivity enmeshed in developing media technologies and creative energy.

The Toronto School: Then, Now, Next International Conference brings together theorists, experimentalists, and technologists from different disciplines to share and nurture ideas, and to engage in dialogue on the origins, rise, decline and rebirth of the Toronto School of Communication. Discussion will reflect on its pioneers, its champions and also its critics. It will examine the extent to which the Toronto School has provided a legacy that continues to offer insight on crucial and systemic issues facing contemporary society across various disciplines.

We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto!

With best regards,
Paolo Granata, Conference Chair

Invited Speakers

William Buxton, Concordia University; Richard Cavel, University of British Columbia; Gary Genosko, University of Ontario; Brian Russell Graham, Aalborg University; Jerry Harp, Lewis & Clark College; Mark Kingwell, University of Toronto; Arthur Kroker, University of Victoria; Elena Lamberti, University of Bologna; Claude Le Fustec, Rennes 2 University (F); Janine Marchessault, York University; Joshua Meyrowitz, University of New Hampshire; B.W. Powe, York University; Rita Watson, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and more...

Call for Papers

Deadline for Submission: June 30, 2016
Authors are invited to submit their abstracts using EasyChair.
Download the Call for Papers here.
Important Dates
Early Bird Registration Opens: April 1, 2016
Deadline for abstract submission: June 30, 2016
Notification of acceptance: July 30, 2016
Draft Programme Published: August 1, 2016
Registration deadline for authors: August 30, 2016
Late registration begins: September 1, 2016
Final Programme Published: September 1, 2016
THE VENUES The Isabel Bader Theatre / Victoria College / St. Michael's College

Early Bird Registration Now Open

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The conference is organized by the Coach House Institute, known as the McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, an initiative of the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto that aims to continue the ground-breaking work initiated by the Canadian thinker Marshall McLuhan. The Centre fosters and supports innovative scholarship, interdisciplinary research and public discourse, specifically within the fields of culture, technology and communications, all in keeping with the tradition of the Toronto School of Communication.
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