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Call for Abstracts and Papers
27th Annual Interna
tional Public Relations Research Conference

 

Orlando, FL, March 7 - 9, 2024

 

Connecting Insights to Impact with AI, diversity, sustainability, and trust: Research that matters to the practice

Public relations professionals, educators, and graduate students are invited to submit competitive abstracts for paper presentations at the premier public relations research conference, the 27th International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC), to be held March 7-9, 2024 as an in-person conference. This year’s theme focuses on “Connecting Insights to Impact with AI, diversity, sustainability, and trust: Research that matters to the practice.” This conference attempts to integrate academic insights and professional practices, so authors are required to address their studies’ practical implications in both the abstracts submitted and the conference presentation. 

This conference is distinctly different from other conferences in that initial paper acceptance is based on a one-page abstract submitted for competitive consideration. Abstracts can include either completed research or research-in-progress. Programming preference will be given to completed research. To complete the abstract submission, please follow the instructions below. Not following the procedure will result in disqualification of your abstract submission. 

  1. Step 1: Email your abstract to iprrc.org@gmail.com as a two-page attachment in Microsoft Word file. Use the first page as your title page and include the following: author names and affiliations, corresponding author email addresses, submission category (General or Student), and a short version of your abstract in less than 50 words. On the second page, provide a blinded copy of your paper title and the complete, full-length one-page abstract. The abstract should be single-spaced, using 12-pt Times New Roman font with 1-inch margins all around on letter size (8.5 x 11 in) paper. In the email subject line, please enter: [Submission] last names of all authors. Please see this example template.
     

  2. Step 2: Please complete the Abstract/Author(s) Information Form to provide your author(s) and abstract information immediately after your submission email. If the hyperlink does not work, you may paste the following URL to your browser: https://forms.gle/6Bzwqov8vTWna3hF7.
     

BOTH steps (1) and (2) need to be completed by the deadline (Friday, November 10, 2023 at 11:59pm Eastern Time) for the submission to be considered as complete. Not following the procedure will result in disqualification of your abstract submission. 

Given the increasing number of papers submitted for consideration each year, each author is restricted to no more than two abstract submissions regardless of authorship. For each submission, you need a new entry separately following the link. The blinded abstract will then be reviewed by three members from the IPRRC board of directors and advisory committee. 

 

Acceptance notification will be sent to the corresponding author(s) that you have indicated in the submission by Friday, Dec. 22. Authors of accepted abstracts will then be invited to compete for awards by submitting full papers by Friday, Jan. 26, 2024. Separate instructions of award submission and presentation guidelines will be provided along with acceptance notification. 

 

For more information regarding registration (note: information on registration rates will be announced soon) and previous years’ proceedings, please visit: http://iprrc.org/. For the latest updates, please also visit and “Like” us on Facebook via: https://www.facebook.com/IPRRC. You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram @IPRRC.

 

For further questions, please contact Conference team Dr. Branden Birmingham (SUNY Fredonia), Dr. Taylor Voges (University of Georgia), and Yani Zhao (Texas Tech University), at: iprrc.org@gmail.com

 

IMPORTANT DATES (all based on Eastern Time):

  • November 10, 2023,11:59 p.m (EST): Abstract Submission Due

  • December 22, 2023: Acceptance Notification (sent to corresponding authors via e-mail)

  • January 27, 2024: Paper Competition Submission Due (accepted, full/completed papers only)

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