Department Communication and Cognition

ICSI 2019 ‒ (Re-)Connecting Perspectives on Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction

Date: Time: 11:00 Location: Tilburg University ‒ Warande building

The ICSI Regional Conference is the 6th bi-annual meeting of the Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction (ICSI) section of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association). This year's conference is hosted by Tilburg University, Department of Communication and Cognition, and will be held in Tilburg, the Netherlands.


    The conference theme this year is 'Re-Connecting'. We want to connect scholars from the different sub-disciplines of interpersonal communication and social interaction, for example workplace interaction, communication in interpersonal relationship, impression management, interpersonal health communication. Connecting our insights from different fields may inform our own research, provide creative ideas for future research, and help theory development. Moreover, the theme reflects the fact that our mediated and unmediated interactions are increasingly connected and integrated. As advanced communication technologies increasingly become part of our everyday experience, we are forced to revisit and connect theories of online and offline social interaction.

    Our keynote speakers

    • Jeffrey Treem, associate professor of Communication Studies, Organizational Communication & Technology Group, University of Texas at Austin
    • Marjolijn Antheunis, professor of Communication and Technology, Department of Communication and Cognition, Tilburg University


    The ICSI Regional Conference 2019 provides an opportunity to share our ideas, theories and research about interpersonal communication and social interaction across our different specializations. We call for paper and panel proposals from any communication or communication-related discipline and methodology that address the section's themes.


    For more information and registration, please visit the ICSI 2019 website.