Indiana Digital Rhetoric Symposium

Indiana Digital Rhetoric Symposium

Update: Video recordings of all IDRS presentations are now available under the Program link above.

Indiana University will be hosting the first Indiana Digital Rhetoric Symposium April 9-11, 2015. The 2.5-day event aims to foster conversations at the intersections of rhetoric, media, and technology, and seeks to (1) explore Perspectives and Definitions of Digital Rhetoric and (2) articulate the ways in which digital rhetoric connects to, yet is distinct from, digital humanities. The conference will include a mix of invited speakers and selected presenters from an open call for proposals. The goal is to create a setting in which established and emerging scholars can critically explore the implications, possibilities, and gradations of digital rhetoric. For more details, including a list of speakers and presentation abstracts, see the About and Program pages.

IRDS at a Glance

Symposium Dates: April 9-11, 2015
Location/Venue: Indiana University - Bloomington, Indiana
Accommodations: SpringHill Suites, Downtown Bloomington

IDRS Travel Award Grants

The IDRS Travel Award Grants help aid graduate student and non-tenure-track faculty attendance and participation at the Indiana Digital Rhetoric Symposium (IDRS) to be held on April 9-11 at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Grant recipients will receive paid-for hotel accommodations at Springhill Suites by Marriott Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night of the symposium.

To apply for the IDRS Travel Award Grant, click “apply” below. All applicants must fill out the application and provide statement (in no more than 1500 characters) why they wish to attend the IDRS and its potential contribution to their scholarly profiles.


Applications are due February 22, 2015. Notification of awards will begin as early as February 27, 2015.

The IDRS Travel Award Grants have been made possible by the generosity of a few invited event speakers.