may 16/19

GCA Madrid 2018

The 13th Annual Global
Communication Association

Populism, Media, Politics, and Immigration in a Globalized World 

The Global Communication Association and Rey Juan Carlos University invites you to submit your abstracts for the 13th annual convention to be held in Madrid, Spain, on May 16-19, 2018.



The GCA invites research papers exploring any aspect of issues related to global communication including, but not limited, to the following broad topics:

  • Issues related to the convention theme of Populism, Media, Politics, and Immigration in a Globalized Word
  • Global media and communication methodologies, theories, and perspectives
  • Global media and their impacts on public opinion
  •  he changing nature of presidential elections and public demands
  • Issues related to policy makers, corporate executives, representatives from NGO’s, and media professionals
  • New communication technologies, the Internet, and social media
  • World population, environment, and intercultural communication

Meeting venue:

The conference will take place in the conference center of the Rey Juan Carlos University ( in Madrid, Spain.

There is no transport service. Public transportation from the airport is efficient and fast. Please check for additional information.

Address: Calle Quintana, 21 28008 Madrid
By Metro: Argüelles Station L-3,L-4 y L-6 and Ventura Rodríguez L-3
From T4 -> Get indications
From T1-T2-T3 -> Get indications
By bus (EMT): 74, 21, 1, 2, 44, 133, C2

Full Conference Package

Regular: 300,00 €
Grad Fee: 180,00 €

  • Registration fee (Thursday-Friday)
  • Networking reception (Wednesday)
  • Networking breaks (2-Thursday, 2-Friday)
  • Networking lunchs (1-Thursday, 1-Friday)
  • Gift bag

All taxes & processing fee inclusive



1 Day Ticket Thursday

Regular: 150,00 €
Grad Fee 75,00 €

  • Registration fee (Thursday)
  • Networking breaks (2-Thursday)
  • Gift bag
  • All taxes & processing fee inclusive



1 Day Ticket Friday

Regular: 150,00 €
Grad Fee 75,00 €

  • Registration fee (Friday)
  • Networking breaks (2 Friday)
  • Gift bag
  • All taxes & processing fee inclusive



* Registration and meeting fee:

Meeting fees may be paid by credit card or wire transfer. If you require an alternate payment option, please e-mail at:
You may direct your conference-related questions to Dr. Yahya R. Kamalipour at 

Papers Submission

Abstracts will be peer reviewed by at least two scholars.  Authors of the abstracts will be notified of acceptance by March 15, 2018. The submission of Full-length paper is not mandatary. The best selected papers received could be published in Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Full-length papers will be published by Scientific Association ICONO14. For it, full-length papers must be received by May 15, 2018.

There are several hotels near the venue of the GCA Conference.  From the organization of the congress we recommended the following:

Mercure Plaza de España
C/ Tutor, 1, 28008 Madrid
915. 41. 98. 80

TRYP Madrid Centro
C/ Gran Vía, 72, 28013
​91. 541. 72. 27

Hotel Leonardo
C/ de Alberto Aguilera, 18, 28015
914. 46. 09. 00

José M. Álvarez-Monzoncillo

Rey Juan Carlos University

Yahya R. Kamalipour

North Carolina A&T State University, USA

Manuel Gertrudix-Barrio

School of Communication / University Rey Juan Carlos

Marina Santín-Durán

School of Communication / University Rey Juan Carlos

Guillermo de Haro

Rey Juan Carlos University

Javier López Villanueva

School of Juridical and Social sciences / University Rey Juan Carlos

Madrid, a lively cosmopolitan and friendly city where everyone feels at home. A place for business and new trends, the capital of Spain offers a safe, comfortable setting where taking time out and doing business are equally enjoyable. Its rich artistic and natural heritage, cutting-edge transport network, quality accommodation, fine cuisine and the passion locals show when enjoying their city’s day and night life make it one of the most attractive cities in the world.

For essential Information

Opening hours, currency, Internet access, local customs and traditions, embassies and consulates… In sum, all kinds of practical information.


Your identity card or passport, maybe your visa, and your suitcase are all you need to have a great time in Madrid!

Madrid’s Climate

Madrid will surprise you with its intense, enveloping blue sky. In spring, Madrid’s parks, gardens and green spaces are bursting with flowers. As the month of May progresses, the weather becomes almost summery, with average temperatures reaching 21ºC (70ºF).

Important dates and deadlines 

15 February 2018: Last date for abstract submission
15 March 2018: GCA will send abstract receipt notification latest by this date
15 May 2018: Last date for full-length paper submission
25 March  2018:  Last date for all registrations
16 May 2018: Conference Reception (Evening)
17-18 May 2018: Conference Panels
19 May 2018 (Tentative): Cultural tour/ program (optional)