the 7th Annual
International Public Relations Research Conference in March 2004 in Miami,


Call for Papers and Panels


Seventh Annual International Public Relations Research Conference

Miami, Florida USA

March 11 14, 2004

Globalization: Challenges & Opportunities

For Public Relations


Public relations professionals and public relations faculty and graduate students are invited to submit competitive abstracts for paper presentation at the 7th International Public Relations Research Conference to be held March 2004 in Miami, Florida.  Public relations educators are especially encouraged to solicit input from faculty on their campuses in the behavioral and business sciences and from other communication disciplines.  Researchers are not limited in the number of papers that can be submitted. The top three papers will be eligible for $500 awards.

Public relations educators should recognize that the purpose of monetary awards is to develop interdisciplinary research participation in contributing to the public relations body of knowledge and that this must remain a priority in paper ranking and top paper award decisions.  Priority for awards may also be given to papers developed through research collaboration between educators and practitioners.

This conference is distinctly different from other conferences in that initial paper acceptance is based on a 1-page abstract submitted for consideration.  All abstracts are blind-reviewed.  Research accepted for presentation may be submitted for award consideration with a finished paper that will be blind reviewed.  Abstracts may be submitted via postal mail, fax, or e-mail to the conference director with author(s), affiliation(s), title, and contact information included as a separate page from the abstract.  All abstracts and papers must be submitted by the established deadlines (see below).  All accepted abstracts will be published in a conference proceedings available after the conference.

Proposals for Teaching and Professional Development Panels may also be submitted to the conference director and will be considered if space remains after the paper abstracts are accepted. Proposals should provide a discussion of the panel content; full names, titles and affiliations of panel members; names of chair or co-chair. Email addresses should be provided for acceptance notification.


All abstracts and panel proposals should be sent to Dr. Don W. Stacks, Conference Director, School of Communication, University of Miami, 5100 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33124-2105. E-mail: Fax: (305) 284-5216.



December 12, 2003:  Abstract Submission

January 10, 2004: Acceptance Notification

January 30, 2004:  Top Paper Competition Consideration (full papers only)

January 30, 2004:  Panel Presentation Proposals

February 13, 2004:  Panel Acceptance Notification

February 23, 2004:  Final Papers and Proceedings Abstracts Due to Conference Director


         Registration form


Seventh Annual Interdisciplinary Public Relations Research Conference

Globalization: Challenges and Opportunities

Thursday evening, March 11 through Sunday, March 14, 2003


Best Western South Miami

5959 SW 71st Street, Miami, FL 33143


Conference Registration: Conference registrations will be accepted through February 20, 2004.  You must be registered to present, attend, or be included in the program and roster.  Late registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis. Please duplicate this form for each additional registrant.


By Fax:   Attn: Don Stacks                By Check or Credit Card: Make checks payable to INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS

                (305) 284-5216                   Mail registration along with full payment to:

                                                                       Don W. Stacks

                                                                              University of Miami

                                                                              P.O. Box 248127

                                                                              Coral Gables, FL 33124-2105


Questions? Tina Carroll (305) 284-4981;

                                                                                                                                                     Don Stacks (305) 284-2358;                                                                           


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                Regular                                                                                                                                                                                              $250

Prepaid registration must be processed by February 28, 2004.



                Student  (Note: A letter from your Faculty Advisor verifying your status must accompany your registration.)                            $100


                  On-site registration

                Regular                                                                                                                                                                                              $275

                Student                                                                                                                                                                                              $150



                Yes!  My organization will help sponsor a graduate student's registration for an additional $100                                    $100


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Hotel: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western South Miami, located at 5959 Southwest 71st Street, Miami, FL 33143. You must make your reservations directly with the hotel.  The block and rate are guaranteed through February 6, 2004, on a first-come/first-serve basis.  Make your reservations early and mention that you want the Public Relations Conference rate!   Rates are $89 single and $99 for multiple.  The hotel will honor the rates if you arrive before the conference if you ask them. To make reservations, call the hotel directly at (305) 667-6664.  A complimentary bus to get from the airport can be reached at 1-800-935-8452.


Registration at the door depends on space availability.   We charge all no-shows.  Cancellations must be made in writing and sent by mail or fax, postmarked/fax-dated no later than February 21, 2004.  Cancellations received prior to February 21, 2004, are subject to a $35 cancellation fee.  No refunds after February 21, 2004. 

Received on December 4, 2004