Note: Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2020 APIC Research Conference is postponed until further notice. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility. In the meantime, please your wash hands, physical distance, and wear a mask. Take good care, and we look forward to seeing you at the conference once rescheduled.

(be) Inspire(ed). Network. Publish. Build a Research Field.

Is your favorite research the stuff that helps make a better, healthier, more inclusive society? Want to contribute to (and learn from) a growing body of knowledge about ethical strategic communication that moves the needle on positive attitude and behavior change?

Join social scientists for social change and help form a flagship peer-reviewed research conference in advocacy and public interest communication.

2020 Vision”: Defining the scholarly APIC research field

The Advocacy and Public Interest Research Conference aims to unite scholars and practitioners of advocacy and public interest communication in a gathering to share and discuss original research and theoretical advancements.

The conference’s primary focus is developing theoretical and empirical insights into strategic communication to more effectively inform environmental, health/risk/crisis, social, political and public issues while working to generate positive attitudinal and behavior change among diverse audiences.

We want you to join us.

Mix, mingle, and share insights with those from diverse disciplines, locations, and perspectives who share a joint love of ethics and social science for social change.

Researchers, scholars, practitioners, and students in any disciplines using any research methodologies are invited to submit competitive abstracts for peer-reviewed paper and poster presentations at the inaugural Advocacy and Public Interest Communication Research Conference, sponsored by the PIC Research Laboratory. The 2020 Conference will be held November 6 – 8 at West Virginia University’s Media Innovation Center in Morgantown.

Top research papers (based on peer review evaluations and committee deliberation) will earn awards, including cash prizes for the top three. In addition, all presenters are encouraged to submit full papers after the conference for consideration in a conference-based special issue of the Journal of Public Interest Communications, guest edited by conference co-chairs Julia Daisy Fraustino and Jasper Fessmann.

What are you waiting for?

The Extended Abstract Submission Form deadline is May 1, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. US-Pacific. See below to download the fillable abstract in MS Word. Send abstracts for review to APIC.Research.Conf@gmail.com.