ProComm 2021 Schedule

ProComm 2021 will take place virtually October 22-23, 2021. Conference time is 8:00 am – 2 pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Attendees and presenters may find connection information on the conference Event Page.

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Friday, October 22
Time Track 1 Track 2
8:00 Welcome and Spotlight. Ann Hill Duin and Isabel Pedersen, “Working Alongside Non-human Agents”

9:00 Karen Gulbrandsen, “Usability, UX, and Professional Communication: Revising a Graduate-Level Course to Integrate More of Rhetoric” Adam Hefty, “Online Critical Thinking Pedagogy in an ‘Engineering-Heavy’ Humanities
Classroom in Saudi Arabia”
Deborah Galley, “Advancing oral communication through TED talk presentations” Nancy Barr, “Breaking out of the lecture rut: Using Zoom to build classroom connections”
10:00 Jay Gordon, “Four ways of looking at the history of information design: A brief guide” Tzipora Rakedzon, Orit Rabkin and Sarah Lurie, “Café and support: Overcoming writer’s
isolation during COVID-19 and beyond”
Darina Slattery, “Universal Design for Learning in Blended and Fully Online Courses” Ilamparithi Thirumarai Chelvan, Monika Smith and Sajib Ghosh, “Review and Reflect: Using
Checklists to Improve Students’ Lab Reports”

11:00 Spotlight:
Technical Communication Research: Trends and Opportunities, George Hayhoe, Miriam Williams, Derek Ross

12:00 Lin Dong and Xiaozhen Liu, “Translation, Localization, or Creation? The Stories Behind Developing Style Guides for Chinese Technical Documents” Aimee Roundtree, “Grant-writing in Technical Communication: A Content Analysis and Survey Study”
Laura Patterson, “Engineering students’ empathy development through service learning: Examining individual student experiences in a case study”

Saturday, October 23
Time Track 1 Track 2
8:00 Welcome and Spotlight Panel:
Strategies for Building Communities and Engagement, Aravindhan Anbazhagan

Morgan Banville and Jason Sugg, “Challenging Surveillance: Linguistic Justice in the
College Classroom”
Nasim Mansuri, “Best Practices for Adapting Manufacturing Documentation”
Graeme Webb, Alon Eisenstein, Laura Patterson and Jannik Eikenaar, “Introducing Engineering
Students to Communication Practices for Engagement with Indigenous Communities”
Crista Mohammed and Ruqayyah Baksh, “Communication Instruction in Select UK Electrical
Engineering Undergraduate Curricula”
10:00 Jessica Campbell, “Towards a pluralistic, dynamic definition of usability” Joseph Jeyaraj, “Dynamic Narratives and Comprehensive Situational Awareness: Minimal Protocols for Managing Complex Data”
Suzan Flanagan and Guiseppe Getto, “What UXers Do and Earn: Findings from an Exploratory
Survey of UX Professionals”
Lillian Campbell, Shion Guha and Amrita George, “Practitioner Attitudes towards an Early
Warning System: From Professional Distraction to Relational Support”
Jack Labriola and Kylie Jacobsen, “Building Hyflex UX ‘Lab Spaces’ for Developing Student
Research Toolkits”
Yvonne Cleary, Zandi Bousa and Conor Talty, “Comparative analysis of public health
information about Covid-19 for care home residents”
11:00 Yvonne Cleary, “Developing collaborative and topic-based writing competencies using a
Danielle Feldman Karr, “Enacting an Ethic of Care by Engaging the Audience as Co-Creators
in Technical and Professional Communications”
Prashant Rajan, “Brewing community on Whatsapp: Tactics of online collaboration among
amateur and professional brewers in India”
Michael Madson, “‘Green’ big data: Building a topic model of public comments on
Sarah Gunning, “Post-secondary students’ use of GroupMe messaging app: A visual ethnography
over four science courses”
Scott Weedon and Charlie Rioux, “Science and Technical Communication for Knowledge

12:00 Spotlight Session:

Use the Active Voice: Confronting Technical/Engineering
Communication’s Role in Social Justice
, Traci Nathans-Kelly