In June 2015, I had the opportunity to attend the International Environmental Communication Association’s Communication and the Environment conference. The conference was held on the University of Colorado’s Boulder campus, which was beautiful at this time of year. I really enjoyed the panel and plenary sessions I attended — some great work by communication scholars on a fantastic range of issues. I presented work on values activation that I am collaborating with Chris Johnson, one of my students at Davidson, and Brian Southwell, a colleague from RTI, UNC, and Duke University. The audience was really engaged and provided some helpful feedback on our research. The paper is now under review and we hope to publish it soon! In the meantime, you can read the abstract here: https://theieca.org/conference/coce-2015-boulder/presentations/bridging-values-divide-communicating-and-activating.