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[Commlist] Joint Call for Video Presentations at IAMCR 2019 conference
Thu Jan 24 20:31:24 GMT 2019
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
-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
-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
-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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