IAMCR 2020 Online Sessions and Plenaries will be a series of pre-recorded sessions. At the core would be a series of sessions, one organised by each participating section and working group. These sessions may include presentations based on submitted abstracts, or the section or working group may decide to organise a panel around an entirely new theme, for example, about emerging scholarship around health communication and the coronavirus, or a panel made up of 4 or 5 selected members who are asked to talk about emerging research in different areas covered by the section or working group. Section heads will decide the themes, formats and speakers. There are many possibilities and creativity is encouraged.
Sessions will be 60 minutes. A typical session might include an introduction by the chair, 4 or 5 pre-recorded presentations, including slides, video clips, etc.. All sessions will be recorded and made available for viewing online during and after the event. For a period of several days after their initial airing, text-based questions, comments and dialogue will be facilitated via the platform.
Opening and closing “plenary” sessions, organised by the Tampere “hosts” of the conference, will also be featured.
IAMCR 2020 Online Sessions will take place over two months, beginning on 13 July and continuing until 12 September. They will be accessible online to all IAMCR members. There will be no registration fee and the “conference” will be fully accessible to all IAMCR members.
The Online Plenaries will be accessible to the general public and will be archived on the conference website.
IAMCR Online2020 will also feature Online Conference Papers
See also Resources for IAMCR Online