1st International Colloquium on Legal and Business Communication (ICLBC)

1st International Colloquium on Legal and Business Communication (ICLBC)

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The 1st International Colloquium on Legal and Business Communication (ICLBC) will be held online from 22 to 23 February 2025 and hosted by the Austrian Association for Legal Linguistics (AALL).

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Call for Papers

The 1st International Colloquium on Legal and Business Communication (ICLBC) will be held online from 22 to 23 February 2025 and hosted by the Austrian Association for Legal Linguistics (AALL). The focus of the workshop is legal and business communication in hospitality contexts under the theme “Language, Law and Communication in the Hospitality Industry.”

It will primarily address, but is not limited to, questions such as:

  • How can effective communication strategies be developed and implemented to prevent legal issues in hospitality management?
  • How may language use and communication influence legal compliance and crisis management (e.g., during pandemics, natural disasters, war) in the hospitality industry?
  • What are clear hospitality contracts and how can language use and communication be optimised to avoid disputes?
  • How can insights from business communication improve the enforceability of hospitality contracts, such as those with suppliers, employees, guests and others?
  • Which legal communication strategies can be employed to effectively manage hospitality properties?
  • Which role does effective communication play in the management of hospitality employees?
  • How can hospitality managers and/or operators use clear and effective communication to fulfill their legal responsibilities to guests transparently? (e.g. safety and security, property, food and beverages, cancellations etc.)
  • How may different legal characteristics of travel and tourism around the globe impact communication strategies in national hospitality industries?
  • How can insurance policies be linguistically improved or challenged in relation to claims management in the hospitality industry?

Abstracts may be submitted in English and should be 200-250 words (excluding references and keywords) and should include 3-5 keywords and a selection of key references (3-5).

Please also include information regarding the author(s), such as names and affiliations.

Submissions should be sent to the organising committee by 1 December 2024 to the following email address: hospcommunication@gmail.com

Applicants will receive a decision on acceptance or rejection of their submission by 31 December 2024.

The ICLBC Organising Committee

Januš C. Varburgh
Daniel Green
Paul Schwarzenbacher
Maria Pober
Cornelia Eißler

ICLBC Conference & Event Management

Januš C. Varburgh
Daniel Green