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    Dr. Paul Boin
    Room 4105 Lambton Tower
    University of Windsor
    Windsor, ON Canada N9B 3P4
    (519) 253-3000 ext. 2893


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    Herman & Chomsky
    Media Conference
    Also featuring: Sut Jhally, Amy Goodman, Judy Rebick, John Downing, Robert Jensen, Antonia Zerbisias, Robert Hackett, Sheldon Rampton, Peter Phillips, Danny Schechter, Linda McQuaig, K'naan, & more…
    20 YEARS OF PROPAGANDA?

    Critical Discussions & Evidence on the Ongoing
    Relevance of the Herman & Chomsky Propaganda Model



    Conference Date/Place: May 15-17, 2007
    University of Windsor Communication Studies (Windsor, Canada)



    Limited Spaces Still Available But Register Early:

    CONFERENCE REGISTRATION:

    REGISTER ONLINE (Click Here):
    NOTE: All Registration Fees Include: Food (with vegetarian options at each meal); Refreshments; Keynote Event/Concert at Cleary Theatre (and Shuttle to/from Keynote Event/Concert). [No Exemptions]

    -Regular Registration: $265

    -Student Registration: $195
    (Valid Student ID needed)

    (For Mail-In Registrations See Details Below)

    Conference Website: www.uwindsor.ca/propaganda
    Conference Chair: Dr. Paul D. Boin (pboin@uwindsor.ca)


    CONFERENCE OVERVIEW:

    The year 2008 will mark the 20th Anniversary of the publishing of the book Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of Mass Communication (Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky, Pantheon, 1988). In this book, the authors (both of whom will be attending/participating in this conference) put forth a model, the Propaganda Model (PM), as a way of understanding the way our mass media system interrelates with our economy, political system, and society in general. Since putting forth their PM (applicable filters: ownership, advertising, sources, flak, and ideology), there have been both praise and criticism of this model, and there have also been many changes and technological advances in our entire communication and media landscape. This May 2007 conference and Spring 2008 publication (of an edited scholarly collection inspired by the conference) will, through vigorous debate/discussion and fresh insight, make great strides in critically analyzing (revising/updating) the ongoing relevance of the Herman/Chomsky Propaganda Model as a useful conceptualization for understanding 21st century media and society.

    CONFERENCE PROGRAM & SCHEDULE:

    Conference Welcome & Registration* (Tues. May 15/07):

    4:30: On-site Registration & Check-In Begins
    6:00: Film Screening(s) & Discussion, Welcoming Comments
    7:30: Keynote Address (Amy Goodman)

    First Full Day of Conference* (Wed. May 16/07):

    7:30: On-site Conference Registration
    8:30: Opening Remarks
    9:00: Break-Out Panel Discussions (4 Concurrent Sessions @ 3 Speakers/Session)
    10:15: Coffee Break (Alternative Media Fair Begins: Continues until 2:45PM May 17)
    10:30: Plenary Discussion with Edward Herman, John Downing, Robert Hackett & Val Scatamburlo-D'Annibale12:15: Lunch & Keynote Address Judy Rebick
    1:45: Break-Out Panel Discussions (4 Concurrent Sessions @ 3 Speakers/Session)
    3:00: Coffee Break
    3:15: Break-Out Panel Discussions (4 Concurrent Sessions @ 3 Speakers/Session)
    6:00: Dinner & Keynote Address Sut Jhally
    8:00: Screening/Discussion Film Manufacturing Consent Antonia Zerbisias, Danny Schechter, and James Winter

    Second Full Day of Conference* (Thu. May 17/07):

    7:30: On-site Conference Registration
    8:30: Break-Out Panel Discussions (4 Concurrent Sessions @ 3 Speakers/Session)
    9:45: Coffee Break
    10:00: Break-Out Panel Discussions (4 Concurrent Sessions @ 3 Speakers/Session)
    11:45 Lunch & Keynote Address Linda McQuaig
    (Alt. Media Fair Ends at 2:45PM)

    1:00-2:45PM: Moderated Conference Discussion with Edward Herman & Noam Chomsky
    2:45: Coffee Break
    3:00: Break-Out Panel Discussions (4 Concurrent Sessions @ 2 Speakers/Session)
    4:20: Shuttles to Dinner/Chomsky Keynote Address/Music Concert all at Cleary Centre
    [Note: 1,000 extra tickets are available to the public for the Chomsky ($24.50) and/or K'naan ($18.50) event. For these tickets call the St. Clair/Chrysler Box office: 800-387-9181 (local Tel: 519-252-6579) or order these online at: www.chryslertheatre.com. Conference registrants already have both of these tickets ($43 value) included in their registration fee]
    5:00: Keynote Address By Noam Chomsky at Cleary Theatre
    7:00: Intermission & Dinner (only for conference registrants) at Cleary Centre
    8:00: Musical Concert: (K'naan)

    * Times and program subject to minor revisions.

    Other Notable Conference Participants Include:

    Linda McQuaig, Danny Schechter, Kevin Pina, John Downing, Robert Hackett, Janet Wasko, Peter Phillips, James Winter, Robert Jensen and many more…

    REGISTER ONLINE (Click Here)

    NOTE: All Registration Fees Include: Food (with vegetarian options at each meal); Refreshments; Keynote Event/Concert at Cleary Theatre (and Shuttle to/from Keynote Event/Concert). [No Exemptions]

    -Regular Registration: $265

    -Student Registration: $195
    (Valid Student ID needed)

    MAIL-IN REGISTRATIONS:

    COMPLETE REGISTRATION INFORMATION (see below) & MAIL WITH CHEQUE PAYMENT TO:

    Chartwells/University of Windsor
    Conference Services
    401 Sunset Avenue
    Windsor, ON Canada N9B 3P4

    (519) 253-3000 ext 7074)



    20 Years of Propaganda Registration Information (Complete/Submit with Payment)

    Name:
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    Specify Registration Category: (Regular/Student/EarlyBird)
    Amount:
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    CONFERENCE ACCOMMODATIONS:

    The University of Windsor has on campus Hotel Accommodations available. Online campus hotel reservations begin February 15.

    Room Rates are as follows (in Canadian dollars):

    $79 a private suite
    $89 for a shared suite ($44.50 each person)
    $99 for three or four people per suite

    Form more reservation information contact:

    Tel: (519) 253-3000 ext 7074 (toll-free number is 1-888-561-5552)

    More accommodation information available at: http://www.conferences.uwindsor.ca
    Email: confserv@uwindsor.ca

    (More group pricing information to be provided shortly at www.uwindsor.ca/propaganda)

    Quality Suites in Downtown Windsor has rooms available with the following group prices:

    (More group pricing information to be provided shortly at www.uwindsor.ca/propaganda)

    ALTERNATIVE MEDIA FAIR:

    If you are interested in setting up a booth and/or participating in the Alternative Media Fair that will occur during the conference please contact:

    Marci Demmans at: marciedemmans@hotmail.com


    AIRPORT, TRANSPORTATION, & GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION:

    The University of Windsor is located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    Windsor is 10 minutes from Detroit, US (45 minutes from Detroit International Airport), and 4 hours from Toronto. Windsor also has as an international airport (as do London and Hamilton Ontario)

    *Robert Q Airbus Services all Airports in this Geographic Area. For More Information See: www.robertq.com/Airbus/index.html

    FOR MORE CONFERENCE PROGRAM INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Dr. Paul D. Boin (pboin@uwindsor.ca)
    or
    Visit the Website: www.uwindsor.ca/propaganda
    (updates will be posted weekly)