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.

Social Science for Social Change. (be) Inspire(ed).

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.

The Advocacy and Public Interest Communication (APIC) Research Conference is a gathering for expert scholars and thought leaders to experience emerging insights from peer-reviewed research discussions and keynote addresses from top thinkers and doers.

  • All methods and perspectives on research from any discipline implementing ethical strategic communication and employing research insights to drive social change are welcome  
  • The conference’s primary foci are developing theoretical and empirical insights into strategic communication to inform environmental, health/risk/crisis, social, political and public issues communication and to generate positive attitudinal and behavioral change among audiences; however, applied research and “think” pieces falling within APIC domains also are considered
  • In 2020, research stemming from the conference will be eligible for submission to a special issue of the Journal of Public Interest Communications, co-edited by Julia Daisy Fraustino and Jasper Fessmann. (JPIC is a peer-reviewed open-access research journal edited by Brigitta R. Brunner)