The 2nd Canada-Brazil conference in communications will be held at the Université du Québec à Montréal, on October 11 and 12, 2005. It will focus on social progress and cultural diversity in the context of the discussions aiming to establish free trade between all american countries. Among other topics, participants will be invited to discuss Canadian and Brazilian viewpoints regarding the importance of social, cultural and communicational policies; an international agreement to protect and foster cultural diversity; languages as communication tools and modes of expression; media coverage of events related to FTAA; audiovisual production in Brazil, Canada and Quebec; NGO's, professional associations' and unions' role in the development of cultural and communication industries; Brazil's, Canada's and Quebec's cinematography.

The presentations, discussions and debates during the symposium will be of interest to professors, researchers, public officers and communications professionals in Brazil as well as in Canada. Papers proposals (less than 3000 characters) should be emailed, in Word or RTF format, before
1st of May 2005 to either one of the following persons :

Gaëtan Tremblay :
Edgard Rebouças :

Acceptation letters will be sent to authors for June 15, 2005. The full paper (between 25000 and 35000 characters) should be received by Edgard or Gaetan before
August 31, 2005.

The conference is co-organized by the Sociedade Brasileira de Estudos Interdisciplinares da Comunicação ( and the Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la communication, l'information et la société (

Have a look at the program.