June 13-16, 2013, Douglas College in New Westminster, B.C. will be hosting a multidisciplinary conference examining how comics intersect with digital culture, multimodal narrative, internationalism, information design, and alternative literacies.
The conference will feature student workshops, community forums, comics practitioners, booksellers, academic paper presentations, and two keynote lectures on Friday and Saturday evening.
Keynote speakers will be Sarah Leavitt and Bart Beaty. You can register for these events if you are a community member or student. You can also register for the conference at special rates if you are a community member, student in the Lower Mainland of B.C. or a member of the Douglas College community.
Located within the Lower Mainland region, New Westminster is situated on the banks of the Fraser River, where vast runs of salmon have characterized and transformed the environment during their migrations between the coast and the interior over many millennia.
The traditional territory and home of the Qayqayt Nation, the area has long been a significant place for Aboriginal peoples. New Westminster is also the onetime capital of colonial British Columbia, a port for trade and travel, a transportation hub linking the communities of the southern Fraser River region and beyond, and a modern city in the midst of urban revival and revitalization.
Douglas College, as a place of learning and scholarship that is undergoing its own transformation within the British Columbia post-secondary landscape, is delighted to host the conference.