Host future IAMCR conferences

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) calls for candidacies from institutions interested in hosting a future IAMCR annual conference. IAMCR conferences are major opportunities for universities, regional academic associations, research institutes and policy centres, to showcase their know-how and promote their activities, while fostering energy and creativity around a large international project. IAMCR welcomes proposals from institutions or consortiums.

Hosting arrangements are embodied in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IAMCR and the conference host, and the event itself is organised by a Local Organizing Committee (LOC), with members named by the host university or consortium, and coordinated by the Conference Organizing Committee (COC) consisting of IAMCR and LOC representatives. Future IAMCR conferences will be hybrid, with both an on-site component, and an online one.

The first step for interested institutions is to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) to the IAMCR Executive Secretariat and Executive Board. The EoI (2-5 pages) should include the following:

  • A presentation of the proposed host institution(s).
  • A rationale and proposed year(s) for hosting the IAMCR conference.
  • A summary description of the proposed conference theme.
  • A presentation of the proposed venue and its suitability for hosting an IAMCR conference.
  • Identification of the (a) key individuals behind the proposal, and of (b) the universities and other institutions supporting it.

The Executive Board may request further information from candidates, but if the EoI is accepted, the institution or consortium will be asked to prepare a full proposal.

More detailed guidelines for submitting an EoI are available upon request. Please send your EoI or your request for more information to IAMCR’s Executive Director, Bruce Girard (bgirard [at] and General-Secretary, Gerard Goggin (gerard.goggin [at]