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The MICA ICMC 2017

The 4th International Communication Management Conference (ICMC)

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Title: 'People, Planet, and Profit: Synergistic Leadership for Social and Communication Innovations'

Date: January 10-12, 2017
Venue: MICA Campus

The MICA ICMC 2017 was an opportunity to deliberate on leadership and management education, and evaluate the multi-dimensionality of communication for social innovation. This cross-disciplinary conference on social and communication innovations brought together participants from the academic, government, non-profit, entrepreneurial and corporate sectors. The contributions were from various disciplines - communication studies, development studies, strategic marketing, the media, and the arts. Following is a brief report of the conference.

Organising Committee

organizing-committeeConference Chairs

Manisha Pathak-Shelat, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jyotika Ramaprasad, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Conference Secretary

Rahul Gadekar, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Members

Falguni Vasavada-Oza, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Anjali Bansal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sunita Mall, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jalp Lakhia, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Siddharth Deshmukh, Associate Dean, MICA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Preeti Shroff, Dean, MICA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Key Statistics

  • Total submissions received: 186

  • Total paper presentations: 81

  • Total poster presentations: 21

  • A total of 25 international delegates from 10 countries

  • A total of 212 participants

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Young Scholars’ Research Colloquium, January 9, 2017

A pre-conference event – “Young Scholars’ Research Colloquium 2017”, was organized on 9 January 2017, one day prior to the conference. Twenty-four young scholars participated in the YSRC 2017. Professor RajanVaradarajan, University Distinguished Professor Texas A & M University, USA, inaugurated the event. Professor T TSreekumar,MICA;Professor Christine Garlough, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA and Professor SirkkuKotilanen, University of Tampere, Finland;provided guidance to the scholars. Five MICA awards were announced for the best papers contributed at theYSRC. These cash awards of INR 10000 eachwere distributed during the valedictory session.

YSRC

Inauguration and Plenary

The ICMC 2017 was inaugurated in an innovative way, by watering a plant.

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Inaugural Address

Ms. Lakshmi Pratury, entrepreneur, curator, speaker, and the founder and CEO of INK
For more details, please visit: http://www.inktalks.com/people/lakshmi

Keynote Address

Prof.Ernest J. Wilson III, Ph. D., Dean, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University Of Southern California (USC), USA
For more details, please visit: http://annenberg.usc.edu/faculty/communication/ernest-j-wilson-iii

Plenary

Prof. M.K. Asante, a best-selling author, award-winning filmmaker, hip-hop artist, and professor at the Morgan State University, USA
For more details, please visit: http://mkasante.com/

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Power Panels

One of the prominent features of the ICMC is the power panels. The delegates had an opportunity to interact with expert panelists from various organizations and areas, during the three power panel presentations. The themes of these power panels also reflected the interdisciplinary nature of this conference. They were:

Art with a Heart: The Power of Communication for Social InnovationArt heart

  • Urvashi Guha, Senior Vice President, DDB Remedy, DDB Mudra group, India (Moderator of the panel)

  • Sohini Chakraborty, Founder, SANVED, Kolkata

  • Sanjeev Chatterjee, Professor, School of Communication, University of Miami, USA

  • Ajai Jhala, CEO and co-founder, BBDO India

  • Atish Chhara, BudhanTheater, Ahmedabad

 

Capitalism and Compassion: Soul Mates or Adversaries?

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  • John Garrison, Communication and Outreach Advisor, Inter-American Development Bank (Moderator of the panel)

  • Gayatri Rath, Director, Corporate Communications and Citizenship, Microsoft, India

  • Ganesh Nayak, COO and Executive Director, Cadila Healthcare

  • Sushama Oza, Director, Strategy and Sustainability, ADANI Foundation, India

 

Women as Brand Leaders and Consumers: New Frontiers in Social Changewomen as brand

  • Dr Rajan Varadarajan, University Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor, and Ford Chair in Marketing and E-Commerce, Mays Business School, Texas A & M University, USA

  • Dr Omkumar Krishnan, Associate Professor, Marketing, IIM Kozhikode, India

  • Dr Varsha Jain, Associate Professor, MICA, India

Cultural Program

A well-known classical dancer Ms.Mallika Sarabhai’s performance on the theme of ‘India: Then, Now, Forever' enthralled the audience on the second day evening. The show was a travel through time, blending classical, folk, tribal and contemporary dance to celebrate India’s multiculturalism and plurality. The show took the audience from the temples of southern India to the forests of the Dangs and the minds of today’s creators.

Cultural programme

Poster Presentations

The poster presentation session was the most interactive session of the conference. A total of 21 researchers presented their posters during the session. It was an opportunity for authors as well as participants to get engaged in an academic dialogue with each other. The session received a good feedback.

poster presentation

Valedictory

Padma Bhushan Ms. Ela Bhatt, Founder, Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), India delivered the valedictory address.

Link: http://www.sewa.org/about_us_history.asp

 valedictory

Conference Program – MICA ICMC 2017

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