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Conference ‘Crossing Boundaries in Crisis Communication’

TU Ilmenau and the International Research Group on Crisis Communication invite leading crisis communication scholars and practitioners from all over the world to Erfurt in October 2013.

Hurricane Sandy, the Fukushima catastrophe in Japan 2011, the BP oil spill in 2010 or the ongoing Euro crisis have all shown that crises are increasingly crossing institutional, national and cultural boundaries and affect all important areas of society, ranging from politics to economics, religion and civil society. These developments underline the significance of research-based knowledge on their characteristics, societal impact, and management.

Entitled Crossing Boundaries in Crisis Communication, the Third International Conference on Crisis Communication at the Beginning of the 21st Century will broaden the perspectives on crisis communication by discussing the theoretical, methodological, and practical implications of crises as well as the development of crisis communication as an interdisciplinary and intercultural field of study. The conference is hosted by the Ilmenau University of Technology and the International Research Group on Crisis Communication. The conference chair, Dr. Andreas Schwarz, is pleased to announce the Temporary Working Group on Crisis Communication at ECREA as a strong partner of this conference.

The conference is an exciting event that brings together leading crisis communication scholars, junior scholars as well as practitioners from all over the world. The conference team looks forward to welcoming you in Erfurt in October 2013.

Date: October 2-5, 2013

Venue: ComCenter Brühl in Erfurt, Germany

Further information and call for papers: www.tu-ilmenau.de/crisis3