International Conference on Multimodality


From a sociosemiotic perspective, multimodality has been offering a complex and semiotic-oriented focus in the recent years. This contributes to the consolidation of multimodality as a research field and pays attention to the modes that make meaning. Multimodality states a strong commitment with social transformation, as social and material environments have an effect in shaping communication and the learning processes, thus meaning makers represent what for them are salient features of those contexts. This semiotic work involves a double transformation: it is personal and, at the same time, it is social, starting from the engagement of each meaning maker in the semiotic process.

This conference aims to contribute, on one hand, to the development of multimodal studies for transformation, in order to elucidate recognition of meanings and invisible meaning makers. On the other hand, we envisage the 10ICOM to be a common space for sharing researchs and consolidate networks regarding multimodality.

The 10th International Conference will be held virtually from August 23rd to 27th, 2021 in Valparaíso, Chile, as the virtual host city. We hope that it will be a space for us to explore meaning-making, from a wide variety of theoretical-methodological approaches, and focusing on the recognition of potential meaning-makers in the interaction between semiotic modes, in the semiotic mobility and in semiosis itself, on a vast range of social fields.

The 10th International Conference on Multimodality is organized by the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso- (Research Center for Inclusive Education and School of Education), Latin-American network of Multimodal Studies (REDLEM), and National Research and Development Agency (ANID). As well, we count on the contribution of the Institute of Literature and Language Sciences (ILCL PUCV), Casa Transparente “Osvaldo ‘Gitano’ Rodríguez”, Fundación Educar para Crecer and the Andres Bello University.

President of 10 ICOM

Dr. Dominique Manghi – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Scientific Committee

Coordinated by: Dr. Liliana Vasquez-Rocca – Universidad Andrés Bello

Dr. Germán Canale – Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Dr. Danielle Almeida – Universidad Federal de Paraíba, Brazil
Dr. Camila Cárdenas – Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile
Dr. Felipe Pereira – Universidad de Viña del Mar, Chile
Dr. Miguel Farías – Universidad de Santiago, Chile
Dr. Carmen Luz Maturana – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Dr. Giovanni Parodi – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Dr.© Gerardo Godoy – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
Dr. Katherine Malhüe – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
PhD. Candidate Carolina Badillo – University of Wollongong, Australia
Dr. Fábio Bezerra – Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brasil
Dr. Carolina Pérez – Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile
Mg(c). Ricardo Esteves – Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mg. Marcia Adams – Universidad de Los Lagos, Chile
Ingrid Westhoff – Fundación Educar para Crecer – Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile

Organizing Committee

Coordinated by: Cristian Nova – Fernanda Acum

Poliana Espinosa
Sandra Catalán
Fabiola Otarola
Héctor Opazo
Teresa Baez

Communications Area

Coordinated by: Andrea Henríquez

PASO 1 | Para comenzar, regístrese en la plataforma de postulación. Recibirá un correo para configurar su contraseña.

PASO 2 | Una vez registrado, vuelva a la plataforma de postulación. Agregue su resumen, completando las casillas solicitadas:

PASO 3Dispone dos formas de postulación:

Mesas coordinadas: 3 a 4 ponencias, cada una con un resumen y autores, más una persona de coordinadora. Este coordinador puede ser uno de los ponentes. Se debe enviar nombre de la mesa y resumen general de la mesa, a través del formulario descargable, presente en la plataforma de postulación. 

Presentación de proyectos multimodales: de Libros, revistas, proyectos, asociaciones o centros multimodales. El autor, coordinador o representante del proyecto enviará un resumen sobre su presentación. De acuerdo a las propuestas que se reciban, se hará una organización diaria. 

PASO 4 | Habiendo seleccionado su modalidad de participación y eje multimodal, realice clic en enviar resumen. Recibirá un correo confirmando la recepción de su postulación.

Si presenta alguna duda, puede enviarnos un correo a

STEP 1 to begin, register on the application platform. You will receive an email to set up your password:

STEP 2 | Once registered, go back to the application platform. Add your abstract, filling in the requested fields:


STEP 3There are two ways to participate:

Panel: 3 to 4 lectures, each one with its abstract and authors, plus one coordinator. This person can be one of the speakers. Using the downloadable form on the application platform, a name for the panel and a general overview must be sent.

Multimodal projects launching: Books, magazines, projects, multimodal organizations or research centers launching.The project author, coordinator or representative must send a 300 hundred word abstract.Those projects selected must also record a 5 to 10 minutes video presenting the book, project, multimodal organization or research center. On the day of the presentation, in addition to showing the videos, there will be interaction for questions from the attendees.

STEP 4 | Having selected the participation modality and multimodal theme, click on send abstract. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application.


If you have any questions, you can send us an email to