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									                                  Call For Abstracts and Papers
                                 Miami, Florida USA, March 10-14, 2010*
          “Ethical Issues for Public Relations Practice in a Multicultural World”
    Public relations professionals, educators, and graduate students are invited to submit competitive
abstracts for paper presentations at the Thirteenth International Public Relations Research
Conference to be held March 10-14, 2010 in Miami, Florida. This year’s theme focuses on “Ethical
issues for public relations practice in a multicultural world.”
    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 will be peer reviewed. Abstracts can
include ether completed research or research ideas in progress. All abstracts must be submitted by e-mail
with all authors clearly identified by name and affiliation per abstract as attachments; author contact
information must be included in the e-mail. Abstracts should be submitted as Microsoft Word files.
    Upon abstract acceptance, authors of research papers will be invited to compete for top paper awards
programs by submitting full papers of no more than 25 pages (inclusive of tables and references) by
1/15/2010. The conference’s competitive papers award total now stands at $9,500. Accepted abstract
final papers may be submitted for award consideration in one of several competitions; an open
competition program provides for $1,000 awards for the top three papers; several student paper awards,
some specific to an area of practice and others open to any paper authored by students; and two special
category awards for the top academic/practitioner paper and International ABERJE award for case studies
on South American public relations or corporate communications.
    For more information on the paper award competition areas and criteria, please go to
    Given the increased popularity of this conference within both the academic and practitioner
communities, the increasingly large number of papers submitted for consideration each year, and the huge
workload involved in reading and judging many abstracts, it has become necessary for the organizing
committee to restrict authors to no more than two abstract submissions. This includes sole-authored and
multiple-authored papers. Again in 2010 we have two categories—one for completed research and one for
“research ideas in progress.” Please indicate the category you are submitting in on each abstract.
Programming preference will be given to completed research or pedagogical papers.
    Completed papers for accepted abstracts must be submitted before the conference and may be
submitted for inclusion in a non-copyrighted conference proceedings available through the Institute for
Public Relations’ Web site after the conference. All award-winning papers must be submitted for the
Proceedings. For last year’s proceedings please go to Acceptance of an abstract requires that
one or all authors will register and participate in the conference.`
    Please send abstracts and full papers to Koichi Yamamura, Conference Assistant, School of
Communication, University of Miami, e-mail:
*Opening social begins at 6:00pm Wednesday, March 10; Closing social in the evening of Saturday, March 13.

                               October 31, 2009: Abstract Submission Due
                        December 6, 2009: Acceptance Notification (sent via e-mail)
               January 15, 2010: Paper Competition Consideration (full/completed papers only)
                       February 15, 2010: All Copies of Presentation or Papers Due
                                  April 30, 2010: Proceedings Papers Due

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