Extracurricular events at IAMCR 2019

Multiple activities will be taking place outside IAMCR 2019’s formal academic and social agenda. These include pre and post conference events but also activities taking place during the conference.

Some of these are listed here. If you are planning others, let us know at membership@iamcr.org and we’ll add them to this list.

Informal meeting for new IAMCR members

Monday 08 July, 13h00 to 14h00, - Conference room (Sala de Conferencias) of the Aulario of the School of Communication

The IAMCR Membership Committee will hold an informal meeting to welcome new IAMCR members. Get your lunch quickly and when you are finished, make your way to the Sala de Conferencias, for a conversation with new and long-time IAMCR members. More information>

Book launch: "Community Networks in Latin America: Challenges, Regulations and Solutions" and "Global Information Society Watch 2018: Community networks"

Monday 08 July, 17h30- Sala Azul

Two booklaunches sponsored by the Community Communication and Alternative Media Section. Community Networks in Latin America: Challenges, Regulations and Solutions, edited by Baca-Feldman, C.F.; Belli, L.; Huerta, E. and Velasco, K. (2018) and Global Information Society Watch 2018: Community networks, edited by Diga, K. and Bassi, R. (2018).

Journalism Research and Education Section book launch event - 6 books

Monday 08 July, 17h30 - Conference room (Sala de Conferencias) of the Aulario of the School of Communication

Six books released by JRE members present at the conference. More information

Special screening: Thesis (Subtitled)

Monday 08 July, 18h00 - Main Conference Hall (Salón de actos) of the main building (Edificio principal)

The film Thesis is a 1996 Spanish thriller. It is the feature debut of director Alejandro Amenábar and was written by Amenábar and Mateo Gil while they were studying at the Complutense University in Madrid. The film won seven 1996 Goya Awards including the award for Best Film, Best Original Screenplay and Best Director. It stars Ana Torrent, Fele Martínez and Eduardo Noriega.

Plot - Why is death and violence so fascinating? Is it morally correct to show violence in movies? If so, is there a limit to what we should show? That's the subject of Angela's examination paper. She is a young student at a film school in Madrid. Together with another student Chema (who is totally obsessed with violent movies) they find a snuff movie in which a young girl is tortured and killed. Soon they discover that the girl was a former student at their school... By IMDB user Mattias Pettersson.

IAMCR History Commission

Our recently founded History Commission will meet to plan its future activities in the afternoon of Monday 8 July. Contact the Commission’s chair, Jörg Becker, for more information.

Section and Working Group informal gatherings

Monday 08 July beginning at 18h00, various locations in Madrid
Several sections and working groups are organising informal gatherings where their members can get together for a drink and something to eat. Venues and times vary. Contact the heads of your section or working group to find out what they have planned.

Booklaunch: Hybrid Media Activism. Ecologies, Imaginaries, Algorithms, by Emiliano Treré

Tuesday 09 July, 12h30, Sala Azul

See event notice on Facebook

Special informational meeting on UNICEF/IAMCR C4D Research Fund

Tuesday, 9 March 2109, from 13:00-13:45 in the Conference Room (Sala de Conferencias) of the Aulario of the School of Communication

UNICEF and IAMCR have agreed to establish the “UNICEF/IAMCR C4D Research Fund” that will support small research grants to early career scholars in low- or middle-income countries to investigating how Communication for Development (C4D) contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as targeted in UNICEF programs and projects. These studies will closely link with and contribute to the work of the Global Alliance for Social and Behaviour Change (GASBC).

Booklaunch: Communication and Discourse Theory, edited by Leen Van Brussel, Nico Carpentier, and Benjamin de Cleen

Tuesday 09 July, 17h30, Intellect Book Stand, lobby of the main building (Edificio Principal). Download the flyer

Exploratory meeting for a new Radio, Audio, Music (RAM) Working Group

Tuesday 09 July at 17h30, Sala de Juntas (215), Departamento de Periodismo y Comunicación Global, Edificio principal, 2nd Floor
Nacho Gallego is organising a meeting to discuss a potential new IAMCR working group.
If you are interested in the group or want to attend the meeting register at https://forms.gle/MsVdWgFjZ7mqhtXj9

Booklaunch: Connected Communities: Digital activism, free, open and sustainable communication in Latin America. Edited by Cheryl Martens, Cristina Venegas and Etsa Franklin Sharupi Tapuy

Tuesday 09 July, 17h30, Sala Azul

Advancing Gender Equality in Media Industries (AGEMI) - Hands on Workshop

Wednesday 10 July 13h00- 14h30, Computing Room B, Faculty of Information Sciences - Edificio principal - First Basement
The workshop will be led by Karen Ross (Newcastle, UK), Claudia Padovani (Padova, Italy), Maria Edström (Gothenburg, Sweden), Elena Chiaberge (COPEAM), Pamela Morinière (EFJ)

Book launch at the Filmoteca Española

Join us at the book launch of the 'Routledge Companion to New Cinema History' at the IAMCR conference in Madrid, with a special event & screening at the Filmoteca Española on Tuesday 9 July at 8pm.

The program: 

8pm Welcome and introduction:
Daniel Biltereyst (Ghent University) and Philippe Meers (University of Antwerp)
José-Carlos Lozano (TAMIU)

8.30pm Screening: La valigia dei sogni (The suitcase of dreams, Luigi Comencini, 1953). With: Umberto Melnati, Maria Pia Casilio, Roberto Risso. Italia. 35 mm. original version with Spanish subtitles 84’).

Address: Magdalena, 10 28012 Madrid

Please send an e-mail to Philippe.meers@uantwerpen.be if you want to attend, so we can put you on the guest list!

And check out the (beautiful) trailer:


Book launch at Aulario Sala de Conferencias

Monday 8 July, 16:00 - 17:00

1. Setting the Gender Agenda for Communication Policy, Aimée Vega Montiel & Sarah Macharia, Eds., 2019. GAMAG, UNESCO, IAMCR, WACC  https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000368962.page=15

2. Gender, media & ICTs: new approaches for research, education & training, Lisa French, Aimée Vega Montiel & Claudia Padovani, Eds., UNESCO, 2019. https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000368963.locale=en