6th International Workshop on Political Communication

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The Groupe de recherche en communication politique (GRCP) will hold the sixth edition of its International Workshop on Political Communication on April 20th and 21st 2018 at Université Laval in Quebec City. The international workshop is co-sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship (CSDC).

The workshop will introduce participants to an overview of innovations in political communication research. Over two days, five leading political communication scholars will present current developments in subfields of the discipline, as well as discuss some of their most recent work with audience members.

This year’s presentations will focus on political mediatization, transformations of political journalism, populist political communication, the place of humor in political debates and citizen participation in digital political communication.

Our guest speakers are:

•    Joel Penney (Montclair State University, United-States)

•    Claudia Andrea Mellado Ruiz, (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso, Chile)

•    James Stanyer, (Loughborough University, England)

•    Nelly Quemener, (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France)

•    Frank Esser,  (University of Zurich, Switzerland)


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This year, the workshop will be held in room GHK 2320-2330  of the Gene-H.-Kruger Building, located at 2425 rue de la Terrasse, on Université Laval’s main campus in Québec City.

Attendance to the workshop is free, but as places are limited, those interested in attending must confirm their presence as soon as possible by completing the registration form. Please specify any food allergy or intolerance.

Hôtel Universel Québec 
The GRCP has booked a block of 15 rooms at l’Hôtel Universel Québec (www.hoteluniversel.qc.ca), Just a 15-minute walk from Kruger Pavilion. Guestrooms feature full bathrooms, TVs, free wireless Internet access, access to swimming pool, Nordic spa, fitness room, and free parking. The rate is $ 85 + taxes for a room in single or double occupancy. Lunch coupons will also be available at a cost of $ 9.24 + taxes per person, service included. To book, simply call the Hôtel Universel at 1-800-463-4495 and mention the group name: GRCP 2018. The deadline to book at preferential rate is March 23, 2018.

Hôtel Champlain
Another block of 10 standard rooms is also available at the Hôtel Champlain (http://hotelsduvieuxquebec.com/en/hotel-champlain/). Make sure to mention that you will be attending the Atelier International du GRCP to get a discount rate on standard rooms. If you book a room at the Hôtel Champlain, please notify us by email at info@grcp.ulaval.ca once your reservation has been completed.

The Centre for the Study of Democratic citizenship will cover travel expenses for inter-regional travel between Montreal and Quebec City (up to 76$) and lodging for its members and students (2 nights) up to $85 + taxes per night. Students, post-doctoral fellows and members should send their request for funding before the event takes place to csdc-cecd@mcgill.ca. Funding applications are not accepted retroactively. Members and students need to make their own travel arrangements and book their hotel room (preferably at l’Hôtel Universel). The Centre will reimburse the expenses after the event took place.

All participants are also invited to take part in two dinners : one on Friday evening at the BECLUB bistro bar and the other one on saturday, at La brasserie Chez Jules, both located in Old Quebec. We invite you to indicate your presence at these dinners at the time of registration.

The detailed program will soon be available here: https://www.grcp.ulaval.ca/sixieme-atelier-international-du-grcp​.

For anys question, please contact us at  info@grcp.ulaval.ca
Looking forward to seeing you in Québec City in april.

​Virginie Hébert, Jean-Charles Del Duchetto and Thierry Giasson
Poster 6th International Workshop on Political Communication