2014 Samuel L. Becker Memorial Conference
Interesting Questions in Health, Social Change, and Technology
February 27–March 1, 2014
hotelVetro & Conference Center, downtown Iowa City, Iowa
Watch the live streaming video of the speakers below.
This conference honors the life and work of Samuel L. Becker (1923–2012), noted communications scholar and Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the University of Iowa Department of Communication Studies. In his 1984 keynote address to the Central States Speech Association, Sam took up the theme of "interesting questions" to argue for more sustained intradisciplinary conversations among communication studies scholars, which will better enable them to address critical issues in our time. In that spirit, we've assembled a series of speakers to address the themes of health, social change, and technology, all of which are issues that Sam addressed in his own work, are of central concern to communication studies, and represent thematic areas of inquiry in our own Department.
Watch the live stream of all presentations right from this page! To our knowledge, the 2014 Becker Conference is the first conference in the Communication discipline to be entirely live-streamed and live-tweeted. All talks will be live-streamed below on this page and at this link (all listed times are CST). Also, follow the conference on Twitter at #BeckerCon14. Instructions for how online viewers can ask questions via Twitter (#BeckerCon14) will be given at the start of each Q&A.