Madrid update # 2

Madrid Update #2: March 2019 - marzo de 2019 - mars 2019

In this update

Welcome to Madrid Update!

This is the second in a series of “Madrid Updates” that was sent to current IAMCR members and people who submitted papers to IAMCR 2019. We hope you find it useful and informative.

Registration is now open

Registration for IAMCR 2019 is now open. Conference fees include: access to all academic sessions, welcome reception and lunches and coffee breaks from Monday to Thursday. Optional extras include a gala dinner for only €15. You are encouraged to register early. Despite the record number of submissions received, only 1,500 participants will be able to attend this year’s conference. Register online >

Record number of submissions and next steps

By the time the February 8 deadline was over, IAMCR 2019 had received a record-breaking 3,700 abstracts from authors in 104 different countries. The submissions are being reviewed and authors will be informed of the decisions by March 28. Read more >

Pre and post conference events

Eleven pre-conference events, four post-conference events and one event that will take place both before and after the conference, have been approved. Details are in the pre/post conference event section of the Madrid 2019 website.

Welcome from the Mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena

During a visit at the School of Communication at UCM, the Mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, recorded a welcome message for IAMCR Madrid 2019 participants. See more on YouTube >

More plenary speakers announced

Three more plenary speakers have been announced for IAMCR 2019. Katharine Sarikakis will present and discuss the intervention by Dr. Javier Gomá during the first plenary on “Dignity, a revolutionary principle”. Malavika Jayaram and Monroe E. Price will take part of the second plenary dedicated to “Communication Technology and Freedom”, with Yoani Sánchez Cordero.

IAMCR 2019 Programme

The overall structure of the IAMCR 2019 Conference, including the timing of plenary sessions, is available. Read more >

Location of the venue

To facilitate your arrival and getting around in the city, information on the location of the conference venue, including a map, has been posted to the website. Read more >

Hotel accommodation

To stay in hotels, the participants of IAMCR Madrid 2019 can consult the offers available in two major hotel chains: Meliá Hotels International and NH Group. Read more >

Campus residence accommodation

To stay in Campus residence halls, the participants of IAMCR Madrid 2019 can directly make a reservation with the residence hall, after they have consulted the address, the distance to the venue and the prices. Read more >

Information about visas and invitation letters

Once your participation has been confirmed, official invitation letters can be requested from the Local Organising Committee at invitation2019 [at] (subject: VISA%20INVITATION%20LETTER) . Before you send your email, please make sure your request includes all the information required. Read more >

Solutions for participants with children

IAMCR Madrid is working to find solutions for participants who travel with young children. The Local Organising Committee is considering various options. One alternative, for children above 3 years old, is the summer camps organized at UCM. Those summer camps can include activities related to natural sciences, mathematics or dramatic arts.

To confirm which options will be available for participants and the cost of those services, participants who plan to travel with children and young people, should confirm before April 7 2019:
    1. That they will travel with young children,
    2. The age of each child,
    3. The language or languages spoken by each child.
If you will be travelling with young children and are interested in this service, write to: madrid2019 [at] with the above information.

IAMCR 2019 awards

IAMCR will make several awards and grants available to members in 2019: The Prize in Memory of Herbert I. Schiller, the UCF/IAMCR Urban Communication Research Grant, & the New Directions for Climate Communication Research Fellowship. Deadline to apply: 7 April 2019. Read more >

Read Madrid Update # 1