First held in mainland China, IAMCR Beijing 2022 is coming

The International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) 2022 annual conference will take place from July 11th to 15th with hybrid events at the hub of Tsinghua University, China and virtual webinars from around the world. Facing challenges in the post-pandemic world of neo-globalization, IAMCR Beijing 2022 gathers internationally renowned experts and scholars from 100 countries to explore future agendas in ever-changing global media contexts.

IAMCR Beijing 2022 is the first global annual conference in communication held in mainland China, bringing together nearly 2,000 academics from more than 100 countries. The School of Journalism and Communication of Tsinghua University and IAMCR co-host the 2022 event with Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) and the Chinese Association for History of Journalism and Communication.

Given that the global pandemic of COVID-19 has caused dramatic shifts in the way we interact and understand our physical, social, cultural, political, and material environments, IAMCR Beijing 2022 revolves around the main theme of “Communication Research in the Era of Neo-Globalization: Reorientations, Challenges and Changing Contexts”.


This year's conference will feature three plenary sessions and programs of 15 thematic sections and 18 working groups, covering discussion topics such as Reorienting Media and Communication Research in the Era of Neo-Globalization; Talking with Technology: Global Dialogues and Diverse Civilizations; Artificial Intelligence in Global Communication Contexts; Emerging New World Order: Perspectives from BRICS; Cultural Identities and Dis-Identities in the Era of Neo-Globalization, Collaborating for the Internationalization of Journalism & Communication Education, and so on.

Communication researchers are set to address real-world issues like public health, climate change, and intercultural communication. Inspired by the influence of global communication technologies and media systems on constructing cultural communities, identities, and values, plenary sessions will also take a close look at new questions arising from new forms of communication and social construction and explore methods to enhance the dialogue of diverse civilizations.

At the opening ceremony on July 11th, Prof. Nico Carpentier, President of IAMCR, and Prof. Changfeng Chen, Executive Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University, will kick off the conference with other renowned professors and presidents of the Asian-Pacific Communication Alliance (APCA), Chinese Association for History of Journalism and XJTLU.

Prof. Manuel Castells, Prof. Michael Schudson, Prof. Daya Thussu, Prof. Kaarle Nordenstreng, and Prof. Yuezhi Zhao and more will deliver keynote speeches during the five-day event, representing scholars from leading academic institutions and professional organizations around the world.


IAMCR is a global professional association of media and communication researchers. Its 2,800 active members include individuals and institutions from more than 100 countries across all continents. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) facilitated the establishment of IAMCR, providing the founding platform for the association in 1957. It promotes media and communication research throughout the world and holds large academic conferences annually.


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