GCA Athens 2019

Media, Politics, Migration, and Education in the Digital Age 

Hosted by Deree-The American College of Greece, the Global Communication Association invites you to submit your abstracts for the 15th convention to be held in Athens, Greece, ​May 12-15, 2019. The GCA invites research papers exploring any aspect of issues related to the theme of the conference, including the following broad topics:

  • Global media and communication methodologies, theories, and perspectives
  • Global media and their impacts on public opinion
  • The changing nature of political campaigns
  • The evolving modes of teaching and learning
  • Issues related to wars, migration, and refugee crisis
  • New communication technologies, the Internet, and social media
  • World population, environment, and intercultural communication
  • Global news and information flow

Abstract Submission: 

​​All submissions should include two separate attachments in Word format

  • A 400-word abstract of the paper or panel proposal should be submitted ELECTRONICALLY to Dr. Thimios Zaharopoulos via the following link:
  • http://os-workshop.com/athensconference-abstractsubmitform/athensconference-abstractsubmitform.html.
  • All abstract submissions must be received by February 15, 2019, for review and consideration. Acceptance of a paper or panel proposal obligates authors to attend the conference and present the paper. The abstract should include research objectives, methodology and significance followed by keywords.
  • Poster presentations on topics related to the conference theme are also encouraged. Complete panel proposals maybe submitted to Dr. Yahya R. Kamalipour at yrkamal@gmail.com.
  • Abstracts will be peer-reviewed by at least two scholars. Authors of the abstracts will be notified of acceptance by March 1, 2019.
  • A separate document including the name, academic institution, mailing address, phone number, email address, and brief author’s profile must be submitted for each author.
  • If accepted, the full-length paper (not to exceed 25-pages excluding references and tables) must be submitted by May 1, 2019. All papers should adhere to The American Psychological Association (APA) style manual. For details, visit https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/05.
  • Where appropriate, put “STUDENT” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page; indicate whether the paper comes from a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral student.


A selected number of papers, closely related to the theme of the conference, will be published in book format (print and digital).

​Conference Location (hotel and facilities):

The conference will take place on the campus of The American College of Greece.  Participants may reserve their hotel rooms in downtown Athens. Room availability is based on a first-come-first-served concept; therefore, participants are encouraged to register for the conference as early as possible.  A limited number of hotel rooms at a conference rate will be available. 

​Standard Single room - 150.00 Euro per room per night including daily buffet breakfast and VAT
Standard Twin room - 160.00 Euro per room per night including daily buffet breakfast and VAT

Accommodation tax: According to a new law, an accommodation tax (3 Euro per room, per night will be automatically charged to the guests’ extras invoice).


​4 Rovertou Galli St., Athens GR 11742, Greece.
Tel: +302109236832

Website: www.herodion.gr

Email: herodion@herodion.gr

Participants should book their hotel rooms directly but to receive the reduced conference price, indicate that you are with the Global Communication Association conference hosted by The American College of Greece.

Travel Arrangements:

There are daily flights from major cities around the world to Athens, Greece.  Upon arrival, you can take the Metro (subway) to Syntagma, change lines there and take the Red Line for one stop to the Acropolis stop. The hotel is nearby. OR, you can take a taxi, whose fare is about 40 Euros.
Please note that the opening reception will be on Sunday, May 12, in the evening.

Conference Registration Fees:

An attractive and favorable package will be offered to all participants. Graduate students presenting papers will be given a 50% registration discount. You can register online with this link: https://www.os-workshop.com/athensconference-registrationform/athensconference-registrationform.html
For more details and future updates, visit www.globalcomassociation.com.


Please direct any questions to Dr. Yahya R. Kamalipour at yrkamal@gmail.com.

Important dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019
Acceptance Notification: March 1, 2019
Full Length Paper Submission: May 1, 2019

Last Date for Early Bird Registration: February 20, 2019
Last Date for Registration: March 15, 2019
Conference Reception: May 12, 2019
Conference Panels: May 13-14, 2019
Optional Tour (excursion to Delphi): May 15, 2019​​

15th Global Communication Association
International Conference

Athens 2019