Welcome

The Organizing Committee of the ABC (Association for Business Communication) Europe, Africa and Middle East Regional Conference invites you to participate in this international scientific event that will take place from the 11th to the 13th of July, 2018 at the University of Alcalá.

Born in the U.S.A. in 1935, ABC is today an international and interdisciplinary organization whose aim is enhancing and advancing research, pedagogy, and practice in business communication. ABC has a total of nine regions, which organize events such as the one announced on this web page, the Regional Conference for Europe, Africa, and Middle East, whose Vice President is Dr. Erika Darics, from Aston University (U.K.). To know more about this association, please visit its web page, and if you would like to know the advantages of becoming a member, click on this link.

The upcoming Regional Conference will take place in the historic center of the charming medieval city of Alcalá de Henares at Madrid (Spain), which is located only 30 kms. from the capital and was the birthplace of Miguel de Cervantes. Both the University of Alcalá and the Town Historic Center were designated UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1998.

The University of Alcalá has a long but at times discontinuous history. From 1293 to 1499 a Studium Generale (the name given to universities at the time) was located here, being thus considered one of Europe’s oldest universities. In 1499 Cardinal Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros (1437-1517) founded the new Complutensis Universitas, with the innovative idea of creating the first university campus in the world. This year we are commemorating the Fifth Centenary of his death (1517-2017). The other major humanistic contribution of Cardinal Cisneros was the production of the Complutesian Polyglot Bible completed in 1517 by scholars under his guidance and supervision. To learn more about Cisneros and the University of Alcalá history, you can visit this page.

On this website, you will find practical information on the upcoming conference concerning travelling, accommodation, the program, social activities and updates. If you have any further queries, please contact us at 2018abcspain@fgua.es

For further details, please see the Call for Papers

We look forward to seeing you all in July 2018 at Alcalá de Henares!

Organize: Sponsors:
Universidad de AlcaláAssociation for Business Communication Dpto. Filología Moderna Universidad de Alcalá Instituto Franklin de la Universidad de Alcalá