IAMCR members, Colin Chasi, Nyasha Mboti and Viola Milton from South Africa are co-sponsoring an IAMCR preconference, "Towards Participation Studies" in association with the 2015 conference in Montreal. The pre-conference will take place on 11 July 2015 and "is envisaged to be an enabling founding moment in creating and re-creating unapologetic modes of thought and practices grounded in African worlds."
The Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la communication, l’information et la société (CRICIS) is organising an IAMCR pre-conference entitled News producers and the public interest/Producteurs d’information publique et intérêt public. The pre-conference will take place on 11 July 2015, the day before the main IAMCR conference, at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), the same location as the main IAMCR conference.
Organised by Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la communication, l’information et la société (CRICIS) in collaboration with IAMCR and the PANAM network, Governance and Public Service Media in Knowledge Societies is an IAMCR 2015 post-conference that will take place on 16 and 17 July.
The IAMCR Law Section and Ethics Working Group are co-sponsoring an IAMCR preconference, Media and Journalists in the Age of Open Government and Transparency, in association with the 2015 conference in Montreal. The pre-conference is in collaboration with and will serve as the 11th edition of the International Congress of Ethics and Communication Law (CIEDI 2015).