Media Communications Symposium 2018

Media Communications Symposium 2018

The University of the Southern Caribbean's School of Education and Humanities, under the patronage of His Excellency, Tim Stew, British High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, will be hosting a communications symposium from February 5-6, 2018 at the Radisson, Trinidad. The two-day symposium runs from 8:00 am – 3:30 pm daily and is positioned as an intervention forum for communications brokers and established media entities to meet, explore and interrogate quintessential challenges currently facing the media communications industry.

About the Featured Presenter - Neil Nunes

Neil Nunes is a well-known radio broadcaster and journalist who has been with the BBC for over 15 years. He’s been nominated by the respected Radio Times magazine as one of the ten best voices on radio in the United Kingdom. He is only the second black male radio continuity announcer on BBC Radio 4, the BBC’s most prestigious UK radio station. 

Mr Nunes started broadcasting at the age of 18 at Northern Caribbean University’s radio station in Mandeville, Jamaica. After leaving NCU he reported and presented major news stories while broadcasting in Dutch St. Maarten. Neil Nunes has done voice-overs for children’s animation and corporate presentations. His work on the radio has been reported on by many well-known newspapers/news sites among them: The Guardian, Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Wired Magazine, The Jamaica Gleaner and others. Mr Nunes brings serious skill, analysis and a strong infectious enthusiasm to any role in broadcasting.


Hon. Mme Justice Kathy Ann Waterman-Latchoo, High Court Judge, Former Journalist

Mr Josh Rudder, Chairman, Media Complaints Council, Former CEO COTT 

Dr Leon Wilson, Provost, USC

Dr Wanda Chesney, Associate Provost, USC


Symposium Topics 

  • Democracy and National Development: A Role for the Media? 
  • Netizens and Citizen Journalists
  • Social Media’s Societal Impacts
  • Leveraging Attention Economies
  • Media Communication and the Law



Cost and Payment Information

Programme cost

Price:  $2,500 TTD

Early bird and group rates

  • Early Bird Special:  $2,250 - Until Friday, December 19, 2018
  • Group Rates: $2,250 - Three or more persons 

Deadline for registration 

  • Monday, January 14, 2019 

Registration & payment options

Option one

Bank Deposit: Make payments via bank deposit in Trinidad at any branch of RBC Bank in US dollars or TT dollar equivalent.  Make slip payable to University of the Southern Caribbean: Communication Symposium, with reference to your name and I.Dnumber.

  • If you’re paying in TT dollars,  RBC Bank – Account number 1000-810-705-3657 6
  • If you’re paying in US dollars, RBC Bank – Account number 1000-180-103-1657 3
  • Payments made to the university finance office. Please make reference to the Communication Symposium (School of Education & Humanities)

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Option two

University Cashier: Cash and non-cash payments can be made at the University Cashier, located in the Administrative building (cash, certified cheques, Linx, credit cards, bank drafts, or international money order). Opening hours for the cashier are 8:30 a.mto 5:00 p.mMondays-Thursdays, 8:30 a.mto 11:30 a.m. on Fridays. CLOSED on weekends and public holidays. Please make reference to the (Communication Symposium - School of Education and Humanities)

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Option three

Wire Transfer: RBC Royal Bank, St. Augustine. Swift Code – RBTTTTPX. Bank of New York.  48 Wall Street, NY NY. USA. ABA# 021-000-018 to credit A/C # 890-0016-329 in the name of RBC Royal Bank Ltd. For further credit to A/C # 1000 180 103 1657 3 in the name of Caribbean Union College.

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