[csaa-forum] Joint Call for Video Presentations at IAMCR 2019 conference

carpentier nico nico.carpentier at vub.ac.be
Fri Jan 25 06:06:09 ACST 2019

((apologies for cross-posting))

A reminder:


Invitation to submit proposals for Video Presentations
to the IAMCR 2019 conference

Five IAMCR sections and working groups (S&WGs) have launched an 
experimental initiative to call for video presentations for the IAMCR 
2019 conference (https://iamcr.org/madrid2019). These sections and 
working groups are: The Participatory Communication Research Section 
(PCR), the Community Communication and Alternative Media Section (CCAM), 
the Popular Culture Working Group (POC), the Media and Sport Section 
(MES) and the Environment, Science and Risk Communication Working Group 

This initiative is driven by the need to make headway towards virtual 
conference participation. The five participating S&WGs, supported by 
IAMCR’s Executive Board, believe that the association cannot remain 
blind to the environmental impact that our conferences have, or to the 
unfortunate exclusions that characterize current conference models. As 
IAMCR members, we all have an ethical-ecological responsibility here. 
Moreover, the five S&WGs believe that we should also acknowledge and 
stimulate the creative opportunities that video presentations can offer 
to conference presenters.

This is why these five participating S&WGs call on IAMCR members to 
submit proposals for video presentations. As this is an experiment, 
proposals for video presentations can only be submitted to the five 
participating S&WGs (PCR, CCAM, POC, MES and ESR), and not to other 
IAMCR sections and working groups. Each of the participating S&WGs will 
accept a maximum of 10% video presentations of the total number of 
accepted conference presentations, based upon a regular review of the 
submitted abstract. They will each program maximum one video 
presentation per conference panel.

Submissions of proposals for video presentations will follow the regular 
procedures for submitting proposals to the IAMCR conference. This means 
that abstracts must be submitted from 3 December 2018 through 8 February 
2019. We ask you to kindly submit proposals in good time at the abstract 
submission site – https://iamcr-ocs.org.

Submissions must address the themes proposed by the given section or 
working group in its own call for proposals.

If you are submitting a proposal for a video presentation, consult the 
"Technical note for IAMCR conference video presentations" 
(https://iamcr.org/madrid2019/video-technical-note). The technical note 
must be read in conjuncture with this call for video presentations.

Please keep the following specific requirements for video presentations 
in mind:

-The call for video presentations is only open to IAMCR members. These 
are members of the organization that are in good standing, with all 
their membership fees paid, at the moment of the abstract submission 
deadline (8 February 2019).
-In addition to the elements that should be included in a regular 
abstract (such as a research question, theoretical framework, methods, 
etc.), submitted abstracts will also have to contain a clear description 
of the format of the video presentation. The length of the entire 
abstract should be between 300 and 500 words.
-The general rule of the maximum number of submissions still applies: 
Under no circumstances should there be more than two (2) abstracts 
bearing the name of the same author, either individually or as part of 
any group of authors.

Authors of accepted video presentations will have to keep the following 
in mind.

-Authors of accepted of video presentations will be expected to pay a 
conference registration fee set at 50% of the normal fee for 
participants in the same category and country income level, if the 
presenter doesn’t attend the conference. If the author of the video 
presentation also attends the conference, the full conference fee has to 
be paid.
-Video presenters will be responsible themselves for uploading their 
videos, and for providing a download link, before the regular “full 
papers” submission deadline, which is 7 June 2019. There will be one 
feedback loop for submitted videos, with a maximum duration of one week, 
which means that acceptance is conditional, and poor-quality videos can 
still be rejected.
-Video presentations will have a maximum duration of 12 minutes.
-Presenters are requested to do more than producing a “talking heads 
video”. Creativity is, in other words, welcomed.
-Presenters are requested to consider subtitling their video in one of 
the working languages of IAMCR (English, Spanish or French) other than 
the main language used in the video.
-Video presentations will have to follow the technical guidelines 
produced by the participating S&WGs 
-At least one of the authors is required to be available (live, on Skype 
or an alternative endorsed by the relevant S&WG) immediately after their 
video presentation screening, in order to answer questions from the 

Consult the detailed Calls for Proposals of the participating sections 
and working groups at the links below:

>Participatory Communication Research - PCR

>Community Communication and Alternative Media - CCAM

>Popular Culture - POC

>Media and Sport - MES

>Environment, Science & Risk Communication - ESR

Consult the Technical note for IAMCR conference video presentations

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