Deadline for abstract submission is prolonged up to January 15th 2020. The early bird registration deadline is also prolonged to February 15th. To acquire the right for early bird registration participants must submit the additional data on their presentations and pay the registration fee.

This conference in honour of Ivo Škarić is an international conference aiming at presentation of new scientific research and knowledge within the interdisciplinary field of rhetoric and argumentation theory.

Professor Emeritus Ivo Škarić was interested in various areas of phonetics, defined as the science of speech. Exploring the phenomenon of speech communications, he revealed a natural connection between phonetics and rhetoric both in education and evaluation of public speakers (politicians, teachers, speakers in the electronic media, etc.). Based on his expertise and scholarly work he founded The School of Rhetoric for gifted and talented high school students, in which he educated numerous generations of students. After his death the school was renamed to The School of Rhetoric Ivo Škarić. To honor him in scientific circles as well, his students and colleagues decided to name a new event, a scientific conference devoted to his legacy, after him – this time to bring the latest research and discussion about topics in which he was the indisputable authority in Croatia.

First international conference Days of Ivo Škarić was organized in 2012 and it was followed by three more, namely in 2014, 2016 and 2018. The organizers hope that this conference will become a permanent meeting point for rhetoricians from around the world in order to contribute to the development of rhetoric.

Ivo Škarić biography