Past events

In addition to conferences and related activities, IAMCR co-sponsors conferences, seminars and other activities around the world. Our 33 Sections and Working Groups, national and regional ambassadors, and other bodies may also organise events. You can also see information about upcoming events

3 July, 2021 - The Gender and Communication Section invites the submission of abstracts for an online symposium titled "Being Marginal- Performing Raced and Gendered Labour", to be held on 3 July 2021. The deadline for submissions is 1 April.
April –May, 2021 - IAMCR is co-sponsoring the eleventh annual “What is…?" conference, to be held online as a Speaker Series. "What is Communication?" (2021) will investigate instantiations and permutations of communication via models of exchange, modes of inquiry, and meanings of community.
20-28 February, 2021 - IAMCR is co-sponsoring the Second AMCAP Doctoral Spring School 2021 organised by the Association of Media & Communication Academic Professionals (AMCAP-Pakistan) in collaboration with Punjab Higher Education Commission. The Spring School will take place at Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan.
IAMCR co-sponsored the 2020 Moscow Readings organised by the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University from 19-20 November. More than 150 speakers took part in plenary and thematic sessions, and a total of more than two hundred people from 25 countries attended the online conference.
August 3 – 7, 2020 - Co-organised by Uma Shankar Pandey, IAMCR's ambassador in India, and Adamas University Kolkata, the IAMCR-India webinar series on Media and Communication Research featured five keynote speakers throughout the week. Watch the webinar series here.
6-8 February, 2020 - As part of its ambassador initiative, IAMCR is co-sponsoring the "Journalism in 2019: Creativity, Profession, Industry" conference to be held at the Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.
April 30–May 2, 2020 - IAMCR is co-sponsoring the 10th annual “What is…?" conference to be held at the University of Oregon in Portland, Oregon, USA. The 2020 version will focus on What is information?
7– 8 November, 2019 - IAMCR's Political Economy Section supports the international seminar Platforms and diversity: Netflix under debate, to be held at the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain.
24–25 October, IAMCR's Communication Policy and Technology Section will co-organise the International Conference Communication Rights in the Digital Age to be held 24–25 October 2019 in Helsinki, Finland.
17–18 October, 2019 - IAMCR's Digital Divide WG and Communication in Post- and Neo-Authoritarian Societies WG will co-organise the International Media Readings in Moscow "Mass Media and Communications-2019" with the theme Digitalizing Media: Communication, Audiences, Policies
1 - 2 July, 2019 - IAMCR co-sponsored the 3rd European Data and Computational Journalism Conference in Malaga, Spain.
19 October 2017 - IAMCR’s Participatory Communication Research Section and Roskilde University are pleasd to invite artists, academics, and students to submit proposals for the Imagine Europe seminar that will take place Thursday, 19 October 2017, 9 AM – 5 PM in Roskilde, Denmark.
25 May, 2017 - IAMCR's History Section is co-sponsoring a pre-conference that will take place on May 25, 2017, prior to the ICA in San Diego. The topic is: “Audiences? The familiar unknown of communication historiography”. The preconference is dedicated to bringing together scholars from across the spectrum of communication research and from around the globe to illuminate the history of audiences, media practices and media use.
20-21 April, 2017 - IAMCR's Media Production Analysis Working Group is sponsoring the international conference Researching Media Companies Producing Audio-visual Content. It will be held at Lillehammer University College in Norway. The deadline to present proposals is Thursday 1 December 2016.
6-8 April, 2017 - IAMCR is co-sponsoring the seventh annual “What is…?" conference. The 2017 version will focus on What is life and how is life mediated? It will take place at the University of Oregon in Portland, Oregon, USA.
5-9 December, 2016 - IAMCR's Participatory Communication Research Section, in cooperation with Jinan University, is offering a PhD Winter School on Participation & Communication at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China. PhD students in the middle phase of their studies, from all regions of the world are invited to apply.
8-10 June 2016 and 29 July - After two preparatory meetings in 2015, in Montreal and Paris, the Société française des sciences de l'information et de la communication (SFSIC) and IAMCR agreed to organize a series of events to encourage the building of international bridges between researchers across different communities.
IAMCR is co-sponsoring a record number of 12 pre-conferences in the days leading up to IAMCR 2016 in Leicester. Topics range from the Spanish Civil War to children's rights to anti-austerity media activism and digital surveillance.
Get further information on any of the pre-conferences by clicking on its title in the list below.