On the 6th and 7th of February 2020, the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam hosts the “Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap”, the annual conference for all communication science scholars in the Netherlands, Flanders, and beyond. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘(Mis)informing the public?’, and focuses on the opportunities and challenges for scientists to communicate their findings to a wider audience, as well as on the broader role of facts and evidence in current societal and public debates. The call for abstracts is now online, abstracts can be submitted until November 4th, 2019.

Etmaal 2020 takes place in convention center “Casa” on the Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4, 1097 BC Amsterdam. On the evening of the 6th, the dinner and party will be held in De Vergulden Eenhoorn, on the Ringdijk 58, 1091 AH Amsterdam

 

Accommodations, including discount information, are listed below.

 

We look forward to welcoming you in February!

 
 

The Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam will host the 2020 ‘Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap’ on February 6-7. The theme of the 2020 Etmaal is ‘(Mis)informing the public?’ and focuses on the opportunities and challenges for scientists to communicate their findings to a wider audience, as well as on the broader role of facts and evidence in current societal and public debates.

 

We welcome abstracts that fall within the broad scope of communication science. The following guidelines apply:

  • 750 words, references excluded

  • Written in Dutch or English (if accepted, we ask you to prepare a presentation in English)

  • Clearly present the title, topic, theoretical framework, method, results, and conclusion

Indicate in EasyChair the division or working group most relevant to the research presented in your abstract see https://nefca.eu/home/divisions/ for a description of each division and working group. 

  • Health Communication

  • Intercultural Communication and Diversity

  • Journalism

  • Media Industries and Policies

  • Media Psychology

  • Organizational Communication

  • Persuasive Communication

  • Political Communication

  • Popular Communication

  • Science Communication

  • Educational Network (see call for abstracts  https://nefca.eu/call-for-papers-edu-network-etmaal-2020/)

The deadline for abstract submission is Monday, 4 November, 23u59. Abstracts can be submitted here. We will accept a maximum of one first-author submission – with no limitation regarding submissions as co-author – to ensure a diversity of speakers and equal chances for all to present and attend the conference.

 

Pre-conferences

Pre-conference on framing in journalism and public relations

On 6 February 2020, the "Pre-conference on framing in journalism and public relations" will be held in the morning prior to the Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2020. This pre-conference is an initiative of the Journalism division and Organizational Communication division of NefCA. The aim of this pre-conference is to offer a platform to researchers from the various NeFCA divisions to discuss the most recent research on framing in Journalism and PR. Particular attention is paid to framing research that is situated at the crossroads between 'journalism' and 'organizational communication'. The call for papers for this pre-conference can be consulted here.

If you are planning a pre-conference, there is limited opportunity to submit. Please contact the Etmaal committee (info@etmaal2020.amsterdam) for more information.

Notification of acceptance

 

Notifications of acceptance of abstracts will be communicated mid-December 2019.

 
The FRIEDA SAEYS PRIZE 2020

The Board of the Frieda Saeys Foundation announces the second of an ongoing series of awards to support young scholars (master, doctoral and recently graduated post-doctoral students) to attend the Etmaal Conference - in Amsterdam, February 2020, organized under the auspices of the Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association (NeFCA). Read more.

NeFCA DISSERTATION AWARD 2018

To be eligible for this award, the dissertation must have been successfully defended between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018, at one of the Departments of Communication Sciences at universities in the Netherlands and Flanders that are members of NeFCA. Read more.

NefCA YOUNG SCHOLAR AWARD 2020

The YSA is meant to honor the accomplishments of young doctors (e.g., post-doc, assistant-professor, lecturer) who succeed in combining their individual academic career with contributions to the discipline of communication and media research. Therefore, the criteria for this award concentrate on a combination of a good academic track-record and notable efforts with respect to the development of the discipline. Read more.

CONFERENCE VENUE

 

Etmaal 2020 will be held at Casa (Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4, 1097 BC Amsterdam). Casa is located in the east of Amsterdam, close to Amsterdam Amstel station and is recently fully renovated. There is limited parking space available under the hotel (€25 per day, or €3,50 per hour). You can find some of the options for travelling by public transport below.

DIRECTIONS

 

From Amsterdam Centraal to Hotel Casa by metro

Metro 51, 53, 54 | 13 minutes - every 4 minutes

From Amsterdam Centraal to Hotel Casa by train

​Train | 15 minutes -  every 15 minutes

From Amsterdam Centraal to Hotel Casa by bike

Bike | 15 minutes - rent OV bike 

From Amstel Station walking distance

Walk | 7 minutes

DINNER & PARTY

For the dinner and the party we will move to De Vergulden Eenhoorn (Ringdijk 58, 1097AH, Amsterdam), which is a three-minute walk from Hotel Casa. De Vergulden Eenhoorn, a former farm, is a national monument and will be serving us delicious food and drinks.

 

Hotel Casa 

Casa is also a hotel. Hotel Casa offers Etmaal visitors single rooms as well as double rooms at a reduced rate (available until four weeks in advance):

 

  • Single rooms: 125 EUR per night; incl. breakfast, excl. 7% tax.

  • Double rooms: 140 EUR per night; incl. breakfast, excl. 7% tax.

 

To book a room at Hotel Casa, click here and use promo code: Etmaal Communicatiewetenschap (UvA) - valid from 5-8 February.

 

In addition to Hotel Casa, we contacted some nearby hotels and discussed the following arrangements:

 

Meininger Hotel

Julianaplein 6, 1097 DN Amsterdam

The Meininger Hotel offers Etmaal visitors single rooms as well as double rooms at a reduced rate, namely:

 

  • Single rooms: 105 EUR per person per night; incl. breakfast, excl. 7% tax.

  • Double rooms: 63 EUR per person per night; incl. breakfast, excl. 7% tax.

 

To book a room at the Meininger Hotel, please email welcome@meininger-hotels.com or call 0031 20 808 3102. Use “Etmaal 2020” as a promocode.

 

Note: The offer on the rooms at the Meininger Hotel expires on 6 December 2019, so please book your room before that date to use their offer of the reduced rate.

Volkshotel

Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR Amsterdam

 

When booking a room at the Volkshotel via their website, use “Etmaal” as a promocode to receive 10% discount.

The Student Hotel

Wibautstraat 129, 1091 GL Amsterdam

 

When booking a room at The Student Hotel, use “ETMAAL2020” as a promocode to receive a 15% discount (note: this discount applies to rooms booked for nights between February 5 and February 8, so The Student Hotel is a good option for those who wish to stay in Amsterdam a bit longer).

 

To book a room at The Student Hotel, please visit their website. Enter the desired dates to check in and to check out, and the number of guests. Finally, enter the promocode at the ‘+ enter a discount code’ field

 

 

About ASCoR:

The Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR is the research institute in Communication Science at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Amsterdam.

It is the largest research institute of its kind in Europe and is among the largest worldwide. More than 80 senior researchers are permanently associated with ASCoR, and its English-language PhD program hosts 25 students.

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