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BLEDCOM 2021 CALL FOR PAPERS: Public Relations and Public Risk and Crisis Communication

1. 1. 2021

The 28th International Public Relations Research Symposium (BledCom) will be held on July 2-3, 2021. Conference Theme is Public Relations and Public Risk and Crisis Communication.

BledCom signs an important international declaration

1. 4. 2021

BledCom is the proud signatory of the International Declaration of Communications Professionals and Researchers for a Healthier, Viable, Better World.

BledCom to be fully digital

1. 1. 2021

We are entering 2021 with moderate optimism due to the approval of vaccines but expect widespread travel to start normalising only in the second half of the year – too late for our conference scheduled for July 2 – 3, 2021.

Do not forget to register!

1. 1. 2021

We are happy to inform you that by our deadline of March 24, 2021, we have received a healthy number of registered participants for BledCom 2021. We thank those who have already registered.

EUPRERA XXII annual congress

1. 1. 2021

EUPRERA XXII annual congress will take place on October 7-9, 2021 and will organized by the Facultad de Comunicación, Universidad de Navarra in Spain. Conference theme The Camino of strategic communication: (re)discovering the human element in public relations in unpredictable times.

EUPRERA: Paper Development Workshop (PDW)

1. 1. 2021

Looking for an opportunity to discuss and develop your research paper? EUPRERA is offering a Paper Development Workshop (PDW) during the annual EUPRERA congress in October. Deadline for abstracts: 28. February.

Global public relations citations

1. 1. 2021

BledCom program committee members Professors Dejan Verčič (University of Ljubljana and Herman & partners, Slovenia) and Krishnamurthy Sriramesh (University of Colorado Boulder, USA) were among top five cited researchers in the field of global public relations studies in the past two decades (2000-2019) in the world.

Invitation and instructions

2. 4. 2021

We are only a few weeks from the 28th International Public Relations Research Symposium BledCom. This year’s edition will again be executed in digital format but there are some changes since last year that will improve your experience.

PRIDE AWARD for The Global Public Relations Handbook

The National Communication Association has given the 2020 PRIDE book award to Professor Krishnamurthy Srirames, University of Colorado Boulder, and Professor Dejan Verčič, University of Ljubljana, for the 3rd edition of The Global Public Relations Handbook.

Registration Fee Waiver for BledCom 2021!

1. 1. 2021

We are happy to inform you that because of the generosity of our sponsors, which will take care of the fee we will need to pay digital providers, we are able to waive the registration fees for BledCom 2021! 2021 is already looking good!

Statement of communication of Covid-19 pandemic

2. 1. 2021

International Symposium BledCom, together with international professional and academic associations of public relations and communicators have launched a Statement on the Communication of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Virtual classrooms, parallel sessions and plenary sessions at BledCom 2021

1. 1. 2021

We have been planning how to provide as meaningful an experience as possible and shall continue to work on fine tuning it. At this point we can share with you that we plan to organise virtual classrooms for debates, as well as parallel sessions and plenary sessions organised to accommodate different time-zones. The program will enable synchronous discussions between participants.