2014 Annual Conference of SIETAR Bulgaria
The 2014 Annual conference of SIETAR Bulgaria, took place on June 11, 2014 at the Conference Hall of Sofia University ‘St.Kliment Ohridski’ (Sofia, Bulgaria).
The theme of the conference ‘Dimensions of the Intercultural communication (European accents)’ has attracted not only the regular members of the organizations, but also other participants, working on intercultural issues and initiatives.
The official opening speech of the conference was delivered by the Rector of the hosting university – prof. Ivan Ilchev, Ph.Habil., who expressed his satisfaction and support for the choice of the conference theme. The participants were also greeted by Dr Livingstone Thompson - President of SIETAR Europa. In his video-address he pointed out the high expectations of the SIETAR Europa regarding the outcomes of the conference.
In the plenary session, the European focus of the conference was underlined by the keynote speaker – Mr. Ognian.Zlatev, Head of the Official Representation of the EU Commission in Bulgaria.
The other reports and discussions of the conference were organized in 3 main sections:
- Intercultural Communication in the United Europe - problems and solutions;
- Educational paradigms and practices – intercultural aspects;
- Interculturalism - linguistic aspects.
The most interesting presentations will be published in one of the next issues of the Bulgarian e-magazine ‘Rhetoric and communications’.