36th Annual Convention 
March 2015
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2013 ILA Convention

  • December 18, 2012 1:09 PM
    Message # 1162590
    If you're interested in putting together a panel discussion or paper presentation panel for the 2013 convention, try posting an inquiry on the ILA Forum.  It's a great way to find others who have similar interests, work in the same area, and who are also interested in presenting at the convention.

    When you post, check out the lower right corner of the posting "box."  You'll see that you can subscribe to the topic and then you can choose to get immediate, daily, or weekly feedback on your post.
    Last modified: December 18, 2012 1:10 PM | Debra Worthington
  • January 05, 2013 7:33 AM
    Reply # 1172245 on 1162590
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    Hopefully, I would like to present an individual paper at the 2013 ILA Convention to be held in June at Montreal

    Tentatively, I am going to introduce the secrets of istening in terms of history and culture of Korea. 

    With best regards,


    CHO, Byung In

    Senior Researcher

    Korean Institute of Criminology

  • February 01, 2013 4:59 AM
    Reply # 1195478 on 1162590


    I have a research-in-progress topic that I would like to get feedback on during a panel at ILA 2013. Would anybody like to join a panel just to discuss various projects?

    Mine is pasted in here:

    Listening for More Than Tomorrow’s Weather Forecast

    ILA Submission for Presentation

    Montreal Canada

    June, 2013


    Helen Meldrum

    Associate Professor of Psychology

    Bentley University

    Program in Health Sciences and Industry

    175 Forrest St.

    Waltham, MA 02452

    Telephone: 781 891 3493

    E-mail Address: hmeldrum@bentley.edu


    When we take the time to listen to the broadcast meteorologists that appear in the morning on our local television channels, we usually are paying just enough attention to decide if we need to put on a warmer jacket or carry an umbrella. And yet these broadcast meteorologists are sometimes the only scientist that school children can identify or name apart from the faculty members that teach chemistry and biology at their school. Their words might carry a great impact. Prior research has shown that many broadcast meteorologists have no training in the environmental sciences and in fact, many believe that global warming is simply untrue; a hoax perpetuated by left-leaning politicians. News sources such as National Public Radio and the New York Times have reported that over 50% of TV meteorologists and newsroom directors are skeptical about the realities of climate change.


    At Bentley University, my colleagues and I have been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to interview broadcast meteorologists. We want to know such things as whether or not they feel pressure to speak out or stay silent on the issue. Do they feel prepared as scientists to add to the dialogue in a meaningful way?  If they felt that they had credible information, would they share it in any public forums? Would the camera always have to be off for them to speak frankly? Many broadcast meteorologists give talks at elementary schools, community events and senior centers as part of their public service appearances. If they get a question on climate change, do they constantly feel the need to parse their words very carefully on the topic?


    My initial informal research indicates that the broadcasters’ attempt to walk a very fine line when phrasing any comments on the issue. As part of this project, I will be interviewing broadcast meteorologists and recording their responses. I would like this session to serve as a forum for sharing research-in-progress and solicit the ideas of other ILA researchers on approaching this subject population.

Dr. Nanette Johnson-Curiskis
 Executive Director, International Listening Association 
Box 164, Belle Plaine MN 56011 USA
Phone and TEXT: 1.952.594.5697 
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