[csaa-forum] call for IAMCR conference hosts

carpentier nico nico.carpentier at vub.ac.be
Fri Apr 16 21:00:55 ACST 2021

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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 

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 iamcr.org) and 
General-Secretary, Gerard Goggin (gerard.goggin at ntu.edu.sg).

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