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[ecrea] Call for Abstract - 4th Middle East Public Relations Conference

Wed Nov 27 21:26:03 GMT 2013

Fourth Middle East Public Relations Symposium

Knowledge Village Conference Center, Dubai

March 19 & 20, 2014

“Setting Best Practices for Employee Engagement”

The Middle East Public Relations Association and Zayed University invites practitioners and academics acrossdisciplines and from all professional occupations to submit papers, presentations, and panel proposals at the Fourth Middle East Public Relations Symposium on March 19 & 20, 2014, at Knowledge Village Conference Center. Proposal submissions of case studies, position papers, white papers, panels, and scholarly papers should revolve around the conference theme, “Setting best practices for employee engagement.”

This symposium will showcase the latest research and best practices about public relations in the Middle East. The conference is designed to bring together practitioners and academic around a common theme and issues, such as measurement of employee engagement, CSR, internal communication, social media, etc.

Dr. Tom Watson will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Tom Watson is Professor of Public Relations in the Media School at Bournemouth University, UK. Professor Watson is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and the PRCA in the UK. He is chair of the annual International History of Public Relations Conference held at Bournemouth University. He served for several years on the Institute for Public Relations Commission on Public Relations Measurement and Evaluation. His most recent research focuses on the relationship between employees and the successful development of CSR communication.

Paper and panel submissions should be 500 words or less. All proposals should be submitted by email as PDF files and must include author contact information, academic or organization affiliation(s) and title(s). All proposals are due by midnight December 16, 2013, and should be emailed to (gaelle.duthler /at/

Authors of all submitted completed papers will be considered for “Best Paper Award”. The papers will be judged by a panel, with the prize of publication, subject to satisfactory review, in a future edition of either the Journal of Communication Management or its sister journal, Corporate Communication: An International Journal.

For additional information or inquiries regarding the abstract submissions, please contact Dr. Gaelle Duthler, (gaelle.duthler /at/ or +971 50 682 5854


Thursday 16 December 2013: Proposal Submissions Due

Monday 6 January 2014: Acceptance Notification (via email)

Friday 7 March 2014: Presentation papers due

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