Final Rochester Intercultural Conference to Be Held July 19–21
RIT Co-sponsored Event Will Probe Digital Divide




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The sixth and final Rochester Intercultural Conference will be held July 19–21 at the Holiday Inn Airport and will focus on the "Intercultural World and the Digital Connection."

Chaired by Rochester Institute of Technology professor Michael Prosser, the conference will probe the digital divide, the role of women on the Internet, ethnic Internet sites and hate on the Internet, among other topics.

Approximately 30 scholars and graduate students from Canada, Finland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States will attend the event. The keynote speaker, Tapio Varis, is a leading European scholar of new media, electronic communication and distance learning, from the University of Tampere in Finland.

The conference series, co-sponsored by RIT and the United Nations Association of Rochester, will conclude this year with the retirement of Prosser and co-chair K.S. Sitaram of Southern Illinois University.

Prosser is a former William A. Kern Professor and distinguished visiting professor in communications in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts and emeritus professor in rhetoric and communication studies at the University of Virginia.

To register, or for more information, contact Prosser at mhpgpt@rit.edu.