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May 26-29, 2016

RSA 17th Biennial Conference

Rhetoric & Change

Hilton Downtown, Atlanta, Georgia

May 31 - June 3, 2018

RSA 18th Biennial Conference

Hilton, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference

Rhetoric & Change

May 26-29, 2016

Hilton Downtown - Atlanta, GA

The 2016 theme “Rhetoric and Change” can be read in two directions. We use rhetoric to prompt change, but we also frequently bring change to rhetoric. Even our very definitions of rhetoric reveal something about the ways we engage change.

We live and work in the context of change. Digital technologies change ways of communicating, and ways of communicating are the substance of our work substance. Those technologies and a transforming economy change education, the context of our work. That is occurring as our climate patterns, our political orders, our social norms, and our cultures' values change in unprecedented ways to reshape the ways we live.

Change demands our disciplined attention.

Let's do that together at the next Conference of the Rhetoric Society of America in Atlanta in May 2016. Watch for the Call for Proposals on March 1, 2015.