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2017 Conference Agenda

2017 Main Conference Agenda

Monday, March 13

6 – 8 p.m.                           Welcome Reception honoring Don Stacks, IPRRC Executive Director
Courtyard, DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando East – UCF



Tuesday, March 14

7:30 – 8 a.m.                           Breakfast on your own


8 a.m.                                      Welcome and Opening Remarks


8:15 – 10:15 a.m.                    Violent Extremist Terrorism Plenary, Waterford C & D
Moderated by Professor Timothy Sellnow, UCF

  • William Burns, Decision Research, California State University;
  • Paul Slovic, Decision Research, University of Oregon;
  • Allison McGinley, WKMG News 6
  • Joe Saunders, Human Rights Campaign
  • Arlyn Rivera Elizée, Access Consulting


10:15 – 10:30 a.m.                  Roundtable Talks, Waterford C & D


10:30 – 11:15 a.m.                  Coffee Break and Poster Sessions


11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.   

Breakout Session 1: The Emotional Crisis – Waterford C & D

  • “When Crisis Strikes: Information Flows, Emotional Reactions, and Actions in Different Types of Crisis”  by Bengt Johansson
  • “How South Koreans Experience Emotions During Crisis” by Reba Good
  • “Is a Picture Worth More Than a Quarter of a Million Lives? The Ebb and Flow of Empathic Response to Humanitarian Disasters” by Paul Slovic
  • “Helping Invisible Victims of Mass Tragedies: Communicating to Victims and Survivors Post Event” by Manya Chylinski

Breakout Session 2: Transboundary Conversations – Avalon

  • “Transboundary Conversations as Crisis Communication” by Josh Bently, Amiso George, Ryan Jullison and Casey Rayborn Hicks

High Impact Panel/Session 1: Macro Perspectives on Crisis – Waterford A & B

  • “Backwash in Crisis Communication: Implications for Practice” by Jana Telfer
  • “World Health Organization’s Response to the Zika via Facebook and Twitter in the Early Months of the Unfolding Crisis” by Kirsten Isgro and Michelle Marasch Ouellette
  • “Risk Communication in Brazil’s Battle Against the Dengue and Zika Viruses: The Strategic Use of Instruction and Dialogue” by Rodrigo Soares
  • “SWOT and POSA: New Strategic Communication Tools for Social Movements to Address Mega Crisis” by Jasper Fessmann


12:15 – 1 p.m.                         Lunch – Waterford C & D


1 – 2 p.m.                              

Breakout Session 3: Natural Disasters – Waterford C & D

  • “Concepts and Challenges for Communicating Situation Reports in Europe” by Stefanie Wahl, Karolin Bauer and Lars Gerhold
  • “Environmental Uncertainty and News Media: Role of Bangladesh Newspaper in Creating
  • Discursive Space for Public Communication” by Ashfara Haque and S M Shameem Reza
  • “How National Media of Pakistan Influence Disaster Management” by Lubna Zaheer

Breakout Session 4: Digital Strategies, Vanguards and Vagabonds – Avalon

  • “The Basics of an Empowerment Framework for Successful Modern-Day Crisis Communication Management” by Hamid Reza Akrami
  • “The Risk Technology Use in Traditional Communities: The Case of Religious Communities in Israel” by Yaron Katz
  • “Leveraging a Digital Strategy to Better Guide the Crisis Discussion” by Brian Ellis
  • “Two Black Eyes for the NFL: The Domestic Abuse and Concussion Crisis” by Terry Rentner and Cory Young

High Impact Panel/Session 2: The Off-Target Brand of a Crisis – Waterford A & B

  • “Hacking the System: The Decline of Target’s Image” by Carrie Reif, Steven Venette and Katie Anthony
  • “Barney’s New York: Connecting Theory and Practice” by James S. O’Rourke and Amanda G. McKendree
  • “Masglo’s Audacious Names” by Marine More Morera
  • “Balancing Brand Image with Sensitivity to Race and Freedom of Speech: Examining the NFL’s Response to Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem Protest” by Edward (Ted) M. Kian


2 – 3:15 p.m.      “Communicating to Manage Uncertainty Before, During and After Weather-
Related Mega-Crises”

  • Ron Blome, NBC, ABC, CBS, The Weather Channel
  • Kim Prosser, Brevard County, Florida
  • David Sharp, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, OAA, National Weather Service
  • Dan Shepherd, NBC News


3:15 – 3:30 p.m.          Roundtable Talks – Waterford C & D


3:30 – 3:45 p.m.          Coffee Break


3:45 – 4:45 p.m.         

Breakout Session 5: The Importance, Inevitability and Impact of Inoculations –Waterford C & D

  • “News Media Portrayal of HPV Vaccine before its First Implementation in China” by Wenbo Li, Yan Jin and Glen Nowak
  • “Applying Narrative Analysis to Zika Recommendations for OBGYN’s in the U.S.” by Elizabeth Spradley
  • “Coping with Zika: How Health Crisis Appraisal Predicts Intended Preventative Behavior” by Yan Jin, Yen-I Lee, Jeanine Guidry, Marcus Messner, Shana Meganck and Jay Adams

Breakout Session 6: Caution: Children on Board – Avalon

  • “Bridging the Gap: Integrated Marketing Communication, Strategic Communication, and Crisis in K-12 Education” by Jeanne M. Persuit and Cissy Bowman
  • “Preparing for a Social Mega Crisis: Crisis Communication of Child Protective Services and Media Frames in Germany” by Andreas Schwarz
  • “Integrate Don’t Segregate: Muslim Children and School Bullying” by Dalia Ashmawi
  • “Crisis in Communication in Schools: Understanding Current Challenges and Opportunities” by Tyler G. Page, Brooke Fisher Liu, Holly Ann Roberts and Michael Egnoto

High Impact Panel/Session 3: Trust and Transboundary Talks – Waterford A & B

  • “The Trust Factor: Towards a Comprehensive Model for Trust in Crisis Communication” by Brooke Fisher Liu and Amisha Mehta
  • “Reaching Vulnerable Populations and Building Trust: Crisis Communication in the Gulf of Mexico” by Elizabeth L. Petrun Sayers
  • “Multivocal Apologetic Strategies in Political Scandals” by Bengt Johansen and Orla Vigsø
  • “Litigation PR: Bridging the Gap between Legal Liability and Reputation Rescue” by Evan Nierman


4:45 p.m.                     Meet in hotel lobby for transportation to UCF


5 – 6 :30 p.m.              Cocktail Reception at UCF Reflecting Pond, immediately behind
Millican Hall, 4365 Andromeda Loop North, Orlando, FL

Dinner on your own


Wednesday, March 15

7:30 – 8 a.m.               Breakfast on your own


8 – 9 a.m.                   

Breakout Session 7:  Mega-Crisis & How the Public Responds – Waterford C & D

  • “Defining Mega-Crisis: Explication and Implications for the Field of Crisis Communication” by Jenna Currie-Mueller
  • “Crisis Leadership by Mayors: A Qualitative Content Analysis of Newspapers and Social Media on the MH17 Disaster” by Wouter Jong
  •  “Applying Rhetoric of Renewal Model in Contemporary African Context: Lessons Learned from Royal Dutch Shell Oil Crisis in Nigeria” by Vincent Manzie

Breakout Session 8: Outbreak and Outreach – Avalon

  • “Data Extraction Techniques for Real Time Decision Making and Outbreak Control in Haiti” by Khaled Deeb
  • “Socio-economic Class and Crisis Communications: Ensuring Effective Outreach to Underprivileged Communities in United States and la Republica Dominicana” by William Berry and Salvador Victor
  • “Comparisons of Renewal Strategies as Survival, Healing, Rebirth and Beyond” by Joel Iverson and Steven Venette
  • “Improvisation and Flexibility of Faith-based Hurricane Evacuation Shelters: A Qualitative Analysis of Organizational Members’ Experience and Planning” by R. Tyler Spradley, Larry J. King and Elizabeth Spradley

High Impact Panel/Session 4: Innovative Applications of Theory – Waterford A & B

  • “I Wish Someone Told Me Not to be Ashamed: Mental Health Challenge for Communicators in Large-Scale Disasters” by J. Suzanne Horsley
  • “Enhancing Agency and Reducing Risk: The Case for Positive Deviance” by Adam J. Parrish
  • “Sociocognitive Analysis of a Bible-Based Psycho-Educational Program” by Deborah L. Sacra


9:15 – 10:15 a.m.                  Health Plenary

  • Antonia Novello, former U.S. Surgeon General
  •  Matthew Seeger, Wayne State University


10:15 – 10:30 a.m.           Roundtable Talks


10:30 -11:30 a.m.      

Breakout Session 9: Linking Lessons Learned – Waterford C & D

  • “Bridging Crisis Theory and Method Together: An Exploratory Study Incorporating SCCT with the Riverside Situational Q-Sort” by Karen J. Freberg, Laura A. Freberg, Sabrina Page and Kristin Saling
  • “On No! Not Again: Do We Learn From Our Mistakes in Crisis Communication?” by Clila Magen
  • “Crisis Communication Management Implications and Lessons Learned of Not Communicating in Fraught Contexts. What are the Lessons Learned?” by Itsaso Manias-Munoz

Breakout Session 10: Zika Response – Avalon

  • “Evaluating the Reach and Impact of Emergency Risk Communication of the CDC During Public Health Emergencies” Laura E. Pechta, Keri Lubell and Matthew W. Seeger

High Impact Panel/Session 5: We Will Rebuild! – Waterford A & B

  • “There’s No Place Like Home: How Mobil Home Residents Understand and Respond to Tornado Warnings” by Brooke Fisher Liu, Holly Roberts, Michael Egnoto and JungKyu Lim
  • “Evaluation and Analysis of Flood Risk Perceptions” by Maria Giovanna Pagnotta and Chiara Biscarini
  • “The Challenges and Opportunities to Effectively Communicate and Educate with Earthquake Affected Communities in Oklahoma” by Danielle F. Sumy, Wendy Bohon, Norma Neely, Kathy Ellins, Michael Hubenthal, John Taber and Cathy Manduca


11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Awards Ceremony Luncheon – Waterford C & D


12:45 -1:45 p.m.                    

Breakout Session 11: The Icons of International Inconsistencies – Waterford C & D

  • “Communicating Emergency Food Supply Strategies in Germany: An International Comparison” by Karolin Bauer, Anna Brinkmann, Lars Gerhold and Stefani Wahl
  • “Blood in the Water! Why Did a Media Feeding Frenzy Occur in One Country but not Another in Response to the Same Crisis?” by Jasper Fessmann
  • “The MS Estonia Disaster: The Construction of a Social Icon in the News Media” by Finn Frandsen and Winni Johansen
  • “Saudi Arabia’s Efforts to Correct the West’s Image of Islam: A Critical Assessment” by Osama Albishri

Breakout Session 12: The Crisis of Ebola – Avalon

  • “Trauma Healing After Ebola in Liberia” by Deborah L. Sacra
  • “The Ebola Outbreak in Swedish News Media and Social Media” by Pavel Rodin and Marina Ghersetti
  • “‘Let Me Through I’m a Medical Anthropologist!’ Should Social Scientists be a Part of the Response Team for the Next Ebola?” by Ben Duncan

High Impact Panel/Session 6: Super Storms and Hurricanes – Waterford A & B

  • “Comparative Case Study of Conflict Framing: Mediated Naming, Blaming, and Claiming in Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy” by Ty and Elizabeth Spradley
  • “How Seven Federal Agencies Utilized Twitter During a Major Natural Disaster, Hurricane Sandy” by Ceeon D. Quiett Smith
  • “Revisiting STREM II: An Application of Social Media Crisis Communication during Hurricane Matthew” by Margaret C. Stewart and Cory Young
  • “Responses to 360-degree Virtual Reality News About Haiti in Crisis After Hurricane Matthew: Presence, Newsworthiness, Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Effects” by Jueman (Mandy) Zhang


1:45 -2:45 p.m.                    

Breakout Session 13: The Concernment of Credible Communication – Waterford C & D

  • “The Risk of Inauthenticity for Corporate Activism” by Melissa Dodd
  • “Effects of Source Credibility via Social Media on the Risk Perception and Purchase Intention of American Millennials Towards Genetically Modified Foods” by Ruoyu Sun, Juan Meng and Michael A. Cacciatore
  • “Communicating Science with Integrity: A CDC Foodborne Outbreak Case Study” by Laura Burnworth
  • “The Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia Part II: Results on the Ministry of Health as a Credible Source for Information and Preventative Measures” by Saud Alsulaiman and Terry L. Rentner

Breakout Session 14: Planning, Programming and Palpitations – Avalon

  • “Building a Communication, Education, and Outreach Program for the ShakeAlert National Earthquake Early Warning Program” by Robert-Michael deGroot
  •  “Nimble and Networked: The 2013 PEDv Crisis as a Case Study” by Morgan C. Getchell and Joel Iverson
  • “The Ministry of Health in the Hajj: Crisis Communication Plan” by Ahmed K. Alsulami

High Impact Panel/Session 7: Tidal Water Worries / The Worries in the Waters – Waterford C & D

  • “Advocating a New Approach to Govern the Water, Energy and Food Security: Testing the Effects of Persuasion Sidedness and Explicitness in the Case of WEF Nexus” by Qingjiang (Q.J.) Yao, Praphul Joshi, Chiung-Fang Chang, Jason Tran, Chelsea McDonald and Shiyue Hou
  • “Politically Unhealthy: Flint’s Fight Against Poverty, Environmental Racism, and Dirty Water” by Tomeka M. Robinson, Cody Clemens, Sabrina Singh and Garrett Shum
  • “Flint Rising: How Crisis Events Contribute to the Formation of Emergent Organizations” by Henry Seeger
  • “Healthy Gulf, Healthy Communities Project Case Study: Recovery Efforts in Gulf Coast Communities Impacted by the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill” by Angela B. Lindsey, Tracy Irani and Kacie Pounds

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Closing Session