Barcelona, 3 and 4 July 2012

BCN Meeting: Social experiences is the second International Conference to be staged annually by the UOC Information and Communication Sciences Department.

During the conference, which will be held in Barcelona on 3 and 4 July 2012, we will be inviting participants to discuss contemporary social experiences connected to the use of communication and information technologies, especially those referring to new ways and strategies of generating and sharing knowledge.

The notion of Social experiences, as the cross-disciplinary core of the conference, is a commitment to focus the debate on the processes of social change that come with digitalisation, with the emergence of social media and the so-called web 2.0 It is precisely this notion of social experiences in the digital age that constitutes the meeting point of the two Networks around which this year's BCN Meeting is organised.

Network 1: Communication & Learning in the Digital Age

Network 1 seeks to open up an arena for debate for researchers, teachers, professionals and doctorate students interested in the relationships and interactions between communication and learning. Special attention will be paid to considering new forms of exchange of knowledge derived from the development of digital technologies, and teaching and learning environments based on collaboration, creativity, entertainment and the use of audiovisual technologies.

Network 2: Public Relations & Society

Focusing on the field of Public Relations and Corporate Communication, Network 2 proposes "Public Relations and Society" as the topic of debate. In keeping with the main theme of the conference, this Network will be devoting special attention to discussing the growing presence of social media and their impact on the experience and practice of educators and professionals. Public Relations & Society looks more deeply and provides continuity to the debates started at BCN MeetingCom 2011, devoted entirely to the field of public relations.