ICA 2023 Pre-Conference Event

Wednesday May 24 – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Centre for Culture and Technology, University of Toronto
39A Queen’s Park Cres E, Toronto

Between the 1930s and 1970s, a remarkable intellectual climate coalesced within and around the U of Toronto when intellectual giants Harold Innis, Eric Havelock, Northrop Frye, Marshall McLuhan, Glenn Gould, 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.

This ICA pre-conference event on “The Toronto School of Communication: A Global Legacy”, presented by St. Michael’s College in the U of Toronto, aims to foster the making of an intellectual community that will serve as a source of knowledgeable energy and encouragement for international research connections around the global legacy of the Toronto School of Communication.

Sponsored by St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto
In collaboration with the Centre for Culture and Technology, University of Toronto

Official ICA International Communication Association pre-conference event

Derrick De Kerckhove
William Buxton

8:30 am Coffee and Greeting
9:00 am Opening, Paolo Granata
9:30 am Derrick De Kerckhove
10:30 am Book presentation Out of School, by Adam Lauder
11:00 am William Buxton
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 – 4:00 pm The Toronto School Now and Next, with Paolo Granata (Canada), Carlos Scolari (Spain), Gabriele Balbi (Switzerland), Kathryn Hutchon-Kawasaki (Canada), Victor Garcia (Colombia), Adam Lauder (Canada), Gary Genosko (Canada), Andrew McLuhan (Canada), and more…

Free registration: