(UPDATE: 19 October 2012)

Download the final conference programme
(pdf, 7 MB, 112 pages)

Please note that the conference programme now includes MAPS and the SHUTTLE TIMETABLE.

We suggest you print these pages in advance of your travel to Istanbul in order to reach comfortably the conference venue for your registration.

VISA FEES for your entrance to Turkey: depending on your nationality you might be required to pay a VISA FEE in Euros, US Dollars or British Pounds before passport controls at both Istanbul Ataturk and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport. Please queue for the visa payment first as, without the required visa you will not be allowed to cross the border.
In case your country is not listed (e.g.: Italy) this will likely mean that in your case visa fees are waived and you can proceed directly to the passport control booths.
At both airports visa fees are also displayed prior to your arrival to the passport controls area.

> VISA FEES for foreign citizens (Turkish Foreign Ministry website)

AIRPORT TRANSFERS: the city centre (Taksim) is linked to both Istanbul Ataturk International Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gokcen International Airport by the shuttle service HAVATAS.
At Ataturk Airport, upon arrival at the International terminal, after having collected your luggage, proceed towards the exit, then turn right and proceed to exit the terminal. You will find the Airport Taxi service in front of you. The Havatas shuttles are located on the left, stopping on the main passage road. In the same area, a cheaper (and slower) alternative is the 96T IETT (Istanbul public transport) bus that connects also to Taksim.
At Sabiha Gokcen Airport, Havatas shuttle will be located in front of you once you exit the international terminal.

POSTER PRESENTERS : posters should be prepared in formats no bigger than A0 (118.9 x 84.1 cm) in portrait format ONLY. You will be able to leave them to our staff after registration on 24 October or 25 October morning and we will be taking care of putting them on display for you.

PAPER PRESENTERS : the time allocated to each presentation is 15 minutes. Please note that every room will be equipped with a laptop and a projector. The laptops will be running Windows operative systems. Presenters wishing to use Apple computers will need to bring adaptors in order to connect their Macbook to the projector.

OPENING RECEPTION : we are pleased to confirm that the opening reception will be taking place at the Bomonti Campus in the Plenary Area (room T3, floor -3) from 19.30 onwards on Thursday 25 October.

The stimulating and diverse conference programme includes 170 Sections panels, 3 Networks panels, 7 Temporary Working Groups (TWGs) panels, 3 plenary sessions and 27 business meetings scheduled to take place at the event. The special panels will include sessions organized by IAMCR, ICA, ALAIC, ACS, IFCA and the Turkish Communication Research Association (ILAD) in collaboration with Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University and local organisations.

The four confirmed keynote speakers are: Donatella Della Porta, Clemencia Rodriguez, Slavko Splichal and Daya Thussu. A stream is also dedicated to screenings of short films, features and documentaries. Events within and around the conference will be grounded in top-level scholarly work and memorable special occasions on and off the main conference site.


- Experiencing Digital Games: Use, Effects and Culture of Gaming?
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- Communicating Climate Change III - The Audience Perspective?
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- Imposing Freedoms: The role of copyright, privacy and censorship governance in the re/definition of rights in digital media

> Register for this pre-conference

Following Amsterdam, Barcelona and Hamburg, the ECC 2012 is the first ECREA conference hosted in the South-East of Europe and will strive for continuation of work done in Hamburg. It will follow up on and fortify the work done at ECC 2010 in the area of 'Creating Links to the Central and Eastern European Research Communities' and contribute to the inclusion of researchers from Central and Eastern European countries as a place that facilitates the participation from these countries. In addition 'Encouraging European Research Networks and Projects' will be followed up from previous conferences and benefit from the expertise of ECREA members in this area.

See you soon in ?stanbul!


International Organizing Committee

Main Academic Partner


Official Airline

Turkish Airlines is the Official Airline of ECREA Conference 2012 and offers a special discounted?rate. For details please visit the sponsors page.


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