CONFERENCE "Communication and development of interdisciplinary competences in the digital age"

DATE: 20.04.2022 (International conference) and 21.04.2022. (Thematic sections)

PLACE: On-site participation - Turiba University, Graudu street 68, Riga, Latvia / On-line

To be able to successfully plan and manage communication in your company or institution, professional skills alone are no longer enough for a new specialist. The World Economic Forum 2020 report on the skills needed for future jobs emphasizes that interdisciplinary skills will be what employers will require. How the young professional will be able to solve complex problems, plan the work and set goals, be able to be creative and learn to work in a team, will play a crucial role. So, to become a successful specialist of the future, you will have to learn a number of new tools and methods, as well as work on developing your interdisciplinary skills.
The international conference will take place on 20.04.2022. On 21.04.2022 everyone is invited to participate in thematic sessions on different sub-topics, one of which will be devoted specially to DISCOM project results and interdisciplinary skills topic.
In frame of the conference we will explore what are the new interdisciplinary skills that must be acquired by any professional in the field, and how we should teach and prepare our students for the labour market.

It is possible to participate in the conference only on the first day (April 20, 2022) or on the second day (work in sections, April 21, 2022) or both days. Both face-to-face and online participation is possible.


10:00-10:30 Opening of the conference

10:30- 10:50 Leadership communications in the post-pandemic world
Vija Valentukonīte-Urbanavičiene, Internal communication expert (Lithuania)

10:50- 11:10 New/Social Media Ethics in authoritarian Regimes
Baris Coban, Ph.D., Professor of Media Studies, Dogus University (Turkey)

11.10-11.30 Interdisciplinary skills - how to prepare new professionals according to labour market trends and requirements? DSICOM project experience
Dr.iur. Dana Rone, lecturer of Turība University, ERASMUS+ DISCOM project leader (Latvia)

11:30-12:00 Nowadays reality – Interdisciplinary skills
Dr.psych.Daina Škuškovnika, lecturer of Turība University and DISCOM project expert (Latvia)

12:00-12:30 Trends of public relations profession in Latvia, Research results.
Kristīne Tjarve, LASAP chairman of the Board (Latvia)

12:30-13:30 Break

13:30-15:00 Communication future in the digital age. Panel discussion

15:00-15:40 Intercultural communication in the global reality of the world
Mgr.iur Agnieszka Góra and Mgr.iur Jacek Czaja, Mediation and Negotiation Trainers at Jagiellonian University (Poland)

15:40-16:10 The good, the Bad and the Ugly. Social media communication - whats the status?
Bc.iur.Ritvars Vulis, SIA HAVAS CREATIVE LATVIA CEO (Latvia)

16:10-16:30 Creative communication

16:30 Closing of the conference.


12.00-13.00 Thematic section: Interdisciplinary skills in education. Presentations of DISCOM project materials and products for training of 5 soft skills – time management, setting the goals, teamwork, multicultural communication, conflict diagnosis and management.
13.00-14.00 Break
14.00-17.00 Different presentations on the topic Interdisciplinary skills in education.

LANGUAGE OF THE CONFERECE: Latvian and English Simultaneous translation will be provided.

Participation if free of charge!

Registration for the event is mandatory for all participants, both face-to-face and online. Please register here:

Please register until 14.04.2022.