Dear DIS 2020 Participants,

after careful deliberation and consultation, we have concluded that we must cancel DIS 2020. We are sure you were looking forward to this conference, as
much as we did, that was meant as an avenue of forging new research and personal connections. For the past 12 months now, we have worked intensely
on putting it together to ensure you bring nothing but nice memories from Postira, Croatia. We know that many of you will be disappointed with this decision and we
are very sorry for having had to make it, but we believe that this is the most prudent course of action.

All best wishes,

Gordana and Alma on behalf of DIS 2020 Organizers

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