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[ecrea] International conference _crisis communication at Ilmenau University

Thu Jun 18 09:41:24 GMT 2009

International conference on crisis communication at Ilmenau University
of Technology:
â?? Crisis Communication at the Beginning of the 21st Century -
Perspectives and Challenges for the Study of Communication in the
Context of Terrorism, War, Disaster and Organizational Crisisâ??

Starting October 8 until 10, 2009, the International Research Group on
Crisis Communication (IRGoCC), based at the Ilmenau University of
Technology (Germany), will host an international conference on crisis
communication research. Invited are leading scholars?from Europe,
Asia, and the U.S.,? who have contributed substantially to the
development of this interdisciplinary field. Among these scholars are
Robert Heath (University of Houston) and Timothy Coombs (Eastern
Illinois University), who will deliver the keynote speeches.

For the first time, this conference will systematically include
different perspectives on the communication process (communicators,
message construction, reception) and relate them to different types of
crises, such as war, organizational crisis, terror, and natural
disasters. IRGoCC aims at a fruitful theoretical discussion that
generates new research questions. It also strives to stimulate ideas
for innovative research collaborations in the field of crisis
communication, which in the past has developed as a rather fragmented
field of research. Furthermore, the conference will offer space for
dialogue with practitioners from different fields of applied crisis
communication. Some of them will reflect on their recent experiences
with the global financial and economic crisis during a panel discussion.

Registration is open now. As the availability of space for
participants is limited, we recommend early registration. Further
information (including the conference program) is available online at:

Prof. Dr. Martin Löffelholz (Academic Director of IRGoCC and
Conference Co-chair)
Dipl.-Medienwiss. Andreas Schwarz (Managing Director of IRGoCC and
Conference Co-chair)

Institute of Media and Communication Science
Ilmenau University of Technology
Email: ( /at/
Tel.: +49 (0)3677 69 4670
+49 (0)3677 69 4703 (office)

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
Pleinlaan 2 - B-1050 Brussels - Belgium
T: ++ 32 (0)2-629.18.56
F: ++ 32 (0)2-629.36.84
Office: 5B.401a
European Communication Research and Education Association
E-mail: (Nico.Carpentier /at/

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