March 4-6, 2013

Learn from top crisis and risk communication professionals, scholars and researchers from across the globe!

The International Crisis & Risk Communication Conference provides the unique opportunity for leading researchers to come together with crisis and risk communication practitioners and professionals. The discussions enable participants to share, discuss, interact and network to the betterment of their goals, meet their respective needs, advance both theory and practice and establish best practices. The conference provides current research findings and proven best practices which enables attendees to learn, grow and enhance their knowledge, skills and abilities. Effective crisis and risk communication can make the difference in business and organizational success, operational continuity, health and wellness, emergency management, disaster recovery, image-reputation brand management, product safety, incident notification, media relations and the role for social media applications. The ICRC Conference annually brings together the leading experts – both academic and professional – to collaboratively seek insights and understanding of what makes crisis and risk communication successful.

Join us for the third annual International Crisis & Risk Communication (ICRC) Conference at the University of Central Florida (Orlando) as we explore crisis and risk communication focusing on the 2013 theme: Rethinking Media. Space is limited. Don’t miss these three days of information-packed sessions, expert insight and abundant networking opportunities. Register now!

Who should attend?

The ICRC conference will benefit anyone from newcomers to well-seasoned veterans working in the areas of crisis and risk communication. Previous and anticipated participants represent public relations, corporate communication, emergency management, risk management, incident notification, disaster recovery, business continuity management, news media, media relations, incident command teams, product safety, customer relations, public information and FEMA/State Emergency Management. There are also participants from a wide range of sectors including education, health care, business and industry, aviation, travel/transportation, tourism, sports, law enforcement, public health, federal-state-local governments and not-for-profit organizations.

What people are saying…

“The conference was one of the best professional development values for anyone working in the field.”

“The opportunities to meet and mingle were great!”

“The event was a spectacular success with a great range and breadth of speakers. I could have flown home happy by lunch on Monday and the event just kept getting better and better.”

“I loved the open invitation for contributions from the floor.”

“I had a wonderful experience at the ICRC Conference and will be encouraging other local researchers to attend in the future. It was definitely worth the long trip!”

“This was a well-orchestrated conference. Great topics! Everything ran so smoothly. Kudos to the staff!”


Find out more about the International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference.

  • Letter from the Director
  • Conference host: Nicholson School of Communication
  • Register for the conference


Emerging topics and world class experts come together to create rich content.

  • The 2013 ICRC Conference Agenda
  • Cutting Edge Sessions
  • World Class Speakers


Join us in sunny Orlando at the University of Central Florida.

  • Venue Information
  • Hotel Accomodations
  • Transportation and Travel Information