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Intercultural Competence Conference 2022

January 27, 2022

Eighth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence


Decentering Mobility in Intercultural Education: Engagement, Equity, and Access

Plenary Presentations

Uju Anya, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Race Matters in Intercultural Communication and Language Learning: The Case of African Americans Speaking Blackness in Brazil

Maria Dasli, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Exploring the Impact of Ethnographic Inquiry: Students’ Perceptions of the Foreign Other during Study Abroad

Jennifer Pipitone, College of Mount Saint Vincent, USA
Place-based Intercultural Learning in the Virtual Era: Politics and Possibilities

See the list of presentations here

K12 Teacher/Graduate student scholarships: a limited number of conference registration scholarships are available for full-time K-12 teachers and graduate students. Individuals who have filed their dissertation within the last year and do not currently hold a full-time job may also apply. For information about eligibility and how to apply, click here. All applications must be received by December 6.

Featuring experts in Intercultural Competence from across the U.S. and internationally, the Intercultural Competence Conference (ICC) is for K-16 educators and students in fields related to Foreign Languages, Social Sciences/Studies, and the Humanities, and for others involved in government, NGOs, and the private sector who are interested in seeing and interpreting relationships between cultures. This biennial event brings together researchers and practitioners across languages, levels, and settings to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices, and to foster meaningful professional dialog on issues related to the development and assessment of Intercultural Competence, especially in a foreign or second language.

Hosted by the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) at the University of Arizona, the 2022 ICC conference is a virtual event focusing on the ways in which intercultural communication and the teaching and learning thereof have been shaped through mobility – both virtual and physical. In particular, presentations address how the changing state of intercultural communication has been shaped by a world that is simultaneously more and less mobile, for example, due to differences in access among learners or to changing circumstances, such as the current global health crisis.

Proposals are no longer being accepted: the deadline was June 21, 2021.


Important dates:
  • Presenter registration deadline: November 30, 2021
  • Registration scholarship application deadline (for K-12 teachers and graduate students): December 6, 2021
  • Registration closes: January 21, 2022

Registration Information:

Even though this is a virtual conference, there costs are associated with it. Our fee system was selected considering two important points:

  1. We want everyone to be able to participate!
  2. The fees are adapted to the country in which your institution is based, and to the current moment in your professional/academic career. (However, note that eligibility for discounted rates is verified.)

Registration Rates:

  • Regular registration: $100
  • LIC/MIC registration: $50
  • Student/retiree registration: $50
  • Workshops: $40 for one; $70 for two; $90 for three

Regular conference registration includes access to all recorded and live events on January 28 and 29: plenary presentations, papers, symposia, roundtable sessions, and networking experiences. Presentation details are on the ICC 2022 presentation list page. It includes access to the conference app (available for desktop, iOS, and Android), which will have scheduling, networking, and in-app messaging features, as well as access to presentation materials uploaded by the presenters. The conference registration fee does not include access to pre-and post-conference workshops, for which attendees must register separately.

LIC/MIC registration provides the same access as regular registration. It is available to participants from research/academic institutions, public sector institutions, and NGOs that are based in lower income, lower middle income, and upper middle income countries defined as such by the World Bank. The regular registration rate applies to private sector and for-profit institutions in LIC/MIC countries, to participants based in LIC/MIC countries from institutions based or headquartered in a high-income country, and to participants from LIC/MIC countries who are living and working in a high-income country.

Student/retiree registration provides the same access as regular registration, and is available to currently enrolled fulltime students and retirees. Proof of current student/retirement status is required at registration.

Workshop registration fees include the cost of instruction, workshop materials supplied by the presenters, and a certificate of completion. Participants may register for up to three of these three-hour live events. They have capped enrollment, so that participants can fully benefit from the interactive experience. Workshops will close on January 21 or when filled, so it is best to register early to guarantee a place. Participants do not need to register for the conference if they only plan to attend workshop(s).

Full workshop details including abstracts and presenter bios are on the workshops page.

Workshop schedule:

  • resented by Juan Antonio Godoy Peñas and Claudia Quevedo-Webb. (See what time that is where you are, here.)
  • Jan 27, 2-5pm Cultural Translation Across Virtual Boundaries as Intercultural Encounter, presented by Meike Wernicke and Carl Ruest. (See what time that is where you are, here.)
  • resented by Joseph Shaules. (See what time that is where you are, here.)
  • resented by Cassandra Glynn, Manuela Wagner, and Allison J. Spenader. (See what time that is where you are, here.)
  • resented by Diana Palenzuela-Rodrigo and Verónica Moraga. (See what time that is where you are, here.)
Due Date : January 21, 2022
  • For questions regarding this resource, please contact Center for Educational Resources in Culture Language and Literacy.