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12th Biennial Public Address Conference

University of Pittsburgh ... Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2010

The Department of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh will be hosting the 12th Biennial Public Address Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on Sept. 30-Oct. 2, 2010.  The theme of the conference is Human Rights Rhetoric:  Controversies, Conundrums, and Community Actions.  David Zarefsky, Owen L Coon Professor of Argumentation and Debate and Professor of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, will be honored for his substantial contributions to public address, rhetoric, argument,and academic debate.

Preliminary information about the conference theme and honoree can be found by using a link directly from the main page of the Department of Communication at Pitt or by using this link:

As the conference date approaches, the website will be updated with details on the schedule of presenters and respondents, conference registration, transportation, and lodging.  This preliminary note alerts you to save the date.  Contact Lester C. Olson at for additional information.

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