The 5th International Crisis Communication Conference will take place at *Universidade Católica Portuguesa*, in *Lisbon (*Portugal), on *October 19 – 21*. The conference is organized by *ECREA Crisis Communication Section* and hosted by the Research Centre for Communication and Culture (CECC), from Universidade Católica Portuguesa (UCP).Professor *W. Timothy Coombs *- Texas A&M University is the first confirmed keynote speaker.
The *5th International Crisis Communication Conference *aims to discuss how crisis communication can be used by business and the public sector in a strategic fashion*. Which theories and case studies can help better plan and implement crisis communication plans?* How do organizations learn from the past, i.e. how do they evaluate previous crisis in order to be better prepared for the future? How did the digital challenge traditional strategies of crisis communication? Which sorts of new risks are brought by digital media and how can one learn from previous online crisis? Are corporate and non-corporate organizations ready to face online crisis communication?
While seeking an answer for these questions, the conference will deepen and extend the exchange of ideas and approaches across disciplines and between /Crisis Communication /theories and researches.
The conference *includes a panel for corporate discussion and cases presentation*, which will contribute to the industry crisis management debate.
The conference will also include Young Scholars activities – YECREA.
Submissions should deal with one of the following sub-themes*: Corporate Crisis Communication; External Crisis Communication; Internal Crisis Communication; Non Corporate Crisis Communication; Public and Nongovernmental Organizations Crisis Communication; Integrated Communication; Crisis Communication Management; New Media Crisis Communication; Strategic Crisis Communication Management; Media/Journalism (crisis reporting).
*Presentation proposals*in English language are to be submitted as meaningful extended abstracts (max. 500 words, references excluded). Abstracts should state the title of the presentation, purpose, theoretical approach, methodology, (expected) findings, implications, relevance, and originality of the study. Include contact information for all authors (name, organization, address, email address and phone). Abstracts must be presented in Word format, in 1.5 line spacing and 12 point Times New Roman font size.
*The Registration Fees**are: 70€ lunch and coffee-breaks included; 95€ Conference dinner included; 35€ non presenting.*