IPBA 2020


International Place Branding Association, Barcelona, 9-11 Dec 2020 ; Abstract deadline 5 May

Author: Robert Govers

Dear All,

We hope this message finds you healthy and safe.

Considering current global circumstances, some of you may be wondering what will happen with the Fifth Annual Conference of the International Place Branding Association (IPBA) hosted by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra’s Departament de Comunicació, December 9-11.

We’d like to reassure you that – for now – we hope to continue as planned and we will monitor the situation moving forward. As such, our submission deadlines also remain the same and we would like to remind you of the May 5 abstract submission deadline. Yet, at the same time we’d like to stress that it is not at all mandatory to submit anything in May.

The May deadline is for those authors who would like to submit a full paper in July and – in the process – get feedback on their abstract prior to that. Everyone else is free to submit abstracts or full papers before or on July 5 (with the single caveat that if you only submit an abstract in July there’s no possibility to submit a full paper later).

We sincerely hope that we will be able to meet in Barcelona in December and that you all stay safe and healthy in the meantime.

Please find the pdf with themes, publication plan, submission guidelines and key dates here (www.ipba2020barcelona.com).
Barcelona: December 9-11, 2020
Venue: Poblenou Campus – Pompeu Fabra University

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Submission of abstracts closes: May 5
Submission of full papers / cases /posters / artwork closes: July 5
Feedback to authors: September 5
Resubmission of papers / cases / artwork: October 5
Early Bird Registration closes: October 5
Registration closes: November 5
Conference: December 9-11
Best regards,

On behalf of the IPBA board and Conference Host

Robert Govers

Founding Chairman, International Place Branding Association