seminar 2015

VII ALAIC Seminar on Communication, Culture and Contemporary Challenges

Metropolitan University
San Juan, Puerto Rico
May 25-27, 2015

The Universidad Metropolitana (UMET) and the Latin American Association of Communication Researchers (ALAIC) in collaboration with the Puerto Rican Association of Academic Communication Programs (APPAC), invite researchers, scholars, professionals and those interested in communication and media research to the VIII Research Seminar of the Latin American Association of Communication Researchers (ALAIC).

Contemporaneity is understood as a critical space that allows us to think reflectively and actively about the role of communication and mass media within the temporal thickness of the multiple territories of contemporary culture.

It is also the space where we question communication and culture with all the possibilities and complexities of senses, experiences and meanings that make up the diverse framework of societies, their projects, configurations and horizons.


Until March 6, 2015

Submission of full papers:

April 6, 2015

Sending of certificates of participation:

June 2015

ALAIC Seminar 2015

Main themes:


Networks and connectivities in the Ibero-American communication space.


Knowledge economy and communication research


Challenges and directions of communication research to navigate contemporaneity.


Emerging communication technologies and platforms.


Narratives and emergent discursive formations of communication.


Environment, ecosystems, communication and sustainability


Media Cultures and the reconfiguration of cultural industries


City, communication and urban reconfigurations


Internet, social networks, reconfigurations of the public sphere and new forms of governance