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Risk & Crisis Communication Moving Forward from the Pandemic

  • 10.10.2022
  • Online

Online pre-conference

As some countries begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and while some countries are still experiencing significant levels of transmission and deaths, the field of crisis and risk communication has the opportunity to learn from the experiences of the last two years to consider:

  • What impact in crisis and risk communication means across the field of communication?
  • Is pandemic communication fundamentally different from crisis and risk communication?
  • What are critical pedagogical, research, theoretical, amplification, and collaboration lessons have been learned through the pandemic?
  • What critical themes of research and practice should be addressed in the short, medium, and long-term?
  • What can be learned with a view to the communicative challenges that come with imminent wicked problems like climate change, mass migration, immigration, and other potential pandemics?
  • In moving forward from 2022, how can our field meet crisis and risk communication needs across sectors?
  • We welcome abstract-based submissions addressing these themes as we begin to "Rethink Impact" for the European Communication Conference.

Moving ahead, we explicitly also invite presentations on topics that are not related to the pandemic but touch other topical themes, as well as methodological and theoretical issues et cetera.

Questions/submissions should be directed to the Head of the Crisis Communication Section, Audra Diers-Lawson (



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