The biennial Communities and Technologies (C&T) conference is the premier international forum for stimulating scholarly debate and disseminating research on the complex connections between communities – in their multiple forms – and information and communication technologies. This will be the 10th Communities and Technologies.


General Chair

  • Shelly D. Farnham, Ph.D., Executive Director, Third Place Technologies

General Organizing Committee

  • Justin Smith, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Community & Economic Development, Washington State University  
  • Douglas Schuler, Professor Emeritus, The Evergreen State College, and Executive Director, Public Sphere Project 
  • Chris Coward, Senior Principal Research Scientist at the University of Washington Information School, director of the Technology & Social Change Group, and co-founder of the Center for an Informed Public.
  • Adrienne Russell, Mary Laird Wood Professor of Communication and co-director of the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement in the Department of Communication.

C&T Previous Editions

Code of Conduct

We are a respectful, compassionate, understanding, inclusive, and international community and expect all conference delegates and community members to act in accordance with these values.

Fostering the free exchange of ideas requires our conference to welcome people from all backgrounds, with a diversity of viewpoints. We see the coming together of different ideas and values as a fundamental strength of our community, so all members must have the freedom to explore a wide range of ideas and topics. Toward that goal, C&T 2019 aims to create a space where every participant can express themselves without fear of judgement or harassment.

We are dedicated to inclusivity at our conference and will not tolerate any form of hate speech at our event. Under no circumstances do we tolerate harassment, intimidation, or abuse based on race, religion, ethnicity, language, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical or cognitive ability, age, appearance, or of any kind at our conference or affiliated events. Unsolicited physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and bullying behaviours are also unacceptable. Delegates who engage in harassment, intimidation, or abuse will be removed from the conference at the discretion of the organisers.

If you would like to raise a concern, Conference Organisers and Student Volunteers are easily identified by their badges, and can be contacted to do so. If you would like to raise concerns anonymously, please contact the Equality, Diversity, or Inclusion Chair, Angelika Strohmayer or local arrangement chairs. We will follow-up all allegations as soon as possible.

The Proceedings of previous editions are available on ACM and IISI.

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