International Public Relations Research Conference

19th Annual Conference
“The Public Relations of Public Diplomacy and Nation Building/Branding”
March 2-6, 2016 | Miami, FL
Conference Proceedings

10428393_762990663742297_9190239114604308592_oOver its history, the International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC) has become one of the top academic public relations research venues. IPRRC is known for its presentation of new PR research and for interaction among scholars and professionals. IPRRC is unique in many ways.

  • The only conference devoted entirely to research in public relations
  • Featuring informal roundtable sessions where participants actively discuss (and even contribute to) the research
  • Attended by grad students, professors and practitioners for real bridge-building between the academy and the profession
  • Limited attendance to facilitate interaction — during research sessions as well as the social events

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IPRRC Proceedings

The Institute supports academic research conferences and encourages interaction among scholars and PR professionals. Throughout its history, IPRRC has become a top venue for presenting new research and connecting with peers. Below are the proceedings from past conferences.

19th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference
March 2-5, 2016 – The Public Relations of Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding

18th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference
March 4-8, 2015 – Emerging Theory, Methods, and Applications: Toward Professional Standards for Research and Practice

17th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference
March 5-9, 2014 – Public Relations in a More Transparent Age

16th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference
March 6-10. 2013 – Exploring the Strategic Use of New Media’s Impact on Change Management and Risk in Theory and Practice

15th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference
March 8-10, 2012 – Using Theory for Strategic Practice Through Global Engagement and Conflict Research

14th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference
March 9-12, 2011 – Pushing the Envelope in Public Relations Theory and Research and Advancing Practice

13th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference
March 10-13, 2010 – Ethical Issues for Public Relations Practice in a Multicultural World

12th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference
March 11-15, 2009 – Research that Supports & Advances the Practice

11th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference
March 6-9, 2008 – Research That Matters to the Practice

10th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference
March 8-11, 2007 – Roles and Scopes of Public Relations

9th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference
March 9-12, 2006 – Changing Roles And Functions In Public Relations

8th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference
March 10-13, 2005 – The Impact of PR in Creating a More Ethical World: Why Can’t We All Get Along?

7th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference
March 11-14, 2004 – Globalization: Challenges & Opportunities for Public Relations

6th Annual International Public Relations Research Conference
March 20-23, 2003

International Public Relations Research Conference, Inc.

CEO & Executive Director

Dr. Don W. Stacks
University of Miami

Board of Directors

Dr. Shannon A. Bowen
University of South Carolina

Michelle Hinson, CFO
University of Florida

Jackie Matthews
GM

Dr. David Michaelson
Teneo

Lou Williams
LC Williams & Co.

Dr. Donald K. Wright
Boston University

Advisory Committee

Dr. Ali Alanazi
King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Dr. Tim Coombs
Texas A&M University

Dr. Marcia W. DiStaso
Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Melissa D. Dodd
University of Central Florida

Dr. David Dozier
San Diego State University

John Gilfeather
Koski Research

Dr. Flora Hung-Baesecke
Massey University, New Zealand

Dr. Dean Kruckeberg
University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Dr. Tina McCorkindale
Institute for Public Relations

Dr. Rita Men
University of Florida

Dr. Julie O’Neil
Texas Christian University

Katharine D. Paine
Paine Publishing

Robert Pritchard
University of Oklahoma

Dr. Brad Rawlins
Arkansas State University

Stacey Smith
Jackson Jackson & Wagner

Dr. Dustin Supa
Boston University

Dr. Katerina Tsetsura
University of Oklahoma

Dr. Judy VanSlyke Turk
Virginia Commonwealth University

Sean Williams
Communication AMMO, Inc.

Dr. Koichi Yamamura
Tokyo

Dr. Ansgar Zerfass
University of Leipsig, Germany

Dr. Lynn Zoch
Radford Univeristy

Dr. Zonchao Cathy Li
San Jose State University