Crisis6 2019 – Innovations in Risk & Crisis Communication

Crisis6LogoSmallLeeds Beckett University is looking forward to welcoming the ECREA Crisis Communication Section to the 6th International Crisis Communication Conference in 2019.

The conference will be Thursday 3 October- Saturday 5 October, 2019 at Leeds Beckett University in the UK.

This is our conference homepage. Be sure to come back for more information and deadline reminders. You can also sign up to receive deadline reminders and updated information from our conference organisers by filling in the form below.

2019 Conference Theme: Innovations in the Field of Risk & Crisis Communication

The deadline for abstract submission is 15 April, 2019 with notifications sent on or about 15 May, 2019.

We are looking for an exploration of new approaches to theory, methodology, education and training, practice, as well as the intersection of technology in the context of risk and crisis. We are looking for cross-disciplinary work with communication, journalism, business, marketing, health, law politics, policing, cross-cultural research, education and training. We are inviting you to think about where the field has been and where it is can and should go. We would especially invite our practitioners to share their own experiences and best practices so that we can all learn from each other.

Traditional research presentations, panel discussions, demonstrations, and theme discussions will all be welcome. We will provide additional details and guidelines over the next several months.


We are planning two pre-conference activities.

Pre-conference 1:  Graduate Student Workshop — for graduate students, we will offer a workshop ahead of the conference. More details on the workshop will follow.

Pre-conference 2: Simulation Workshop — open to all conference participants. This half-day session will have you experience a crisis simulation, discuss integrating simulations into classroom and training, and recommendations for developing simulations. This will take place on Wednesday 2 October from 11am-3pm and will include a light lunch. Cost £30.

Other Conference Information

Conference costs, inclusive of morning and afternoon snacks, teas, and coffees as well as a full hot lunch on Friday and Saturday:

  • Early Bird Rate from 15 May to 31 July – £175
  • Full Rate from 1 August to 15 September – £215
  • Late registration from 15 September-3 October – £350

We will be hosting a reception on Thursday evening as well as the Cultural Event and Dinner on Friday. Costing and more details will be available ahead of conference registration.

Travel & Accommodation in Leeds

We will provide more details closer to the opening of registration. However, Leeds is an easy city to get to and with its compact city centre, is walkable from about anywhere in the city centre to Leeds Beckett University. There is also a good bus network in the city of Leeds. We would also recommend either Uber or Amber cabs for taxi — both have apps that you can download to your phones making taxi pick up easy. These are also the least expensive taxi options.

We recommend flying into either Leeds Bradford Airport directly or Manchester Airport. These offer the most convenience to Leeds. Generally, we would recommend against flying into London.

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Leeds will serve as our official hotel and will offer a discount for conference participants. The Premier Inn Leeds City Centre (Leeds Arena) is a good budget hotel. Both are easily in walking distance of Leeds Beckett. We will provide contact and booking information for both along with other area hotels closer to the start of registration.

The Weather in Leeds


Let’s face it, you’re not coming for the sun :). However, the weather in early October is mild. Do bring umbrellas or raincoats — you should assume that there will be rain at some point while you are visiting us.