We Are Crisis Communication

There were a lot of lessons that we have learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, but one of the most important ones is the value of sharing lessons learned about risk and crisis communication and supporting evidence-based decision-making — globally. As we continue to focus more natural hazards, technological risk, reputational crises, and many other threats to organizations and people, we must continue to apply these lessons. More than a decade ago the International Crisis and Risk Communication Conference started at the University of Central Florida. In 2023 the conference took a year off and with the feedback and work of crisis and risk

communication scholars and practitioners from around the world, we decided to form the International Crisis and Risk Communication Association to do more than offer a conference — to be a central international resource for excellence in research and practice in crisis and risk communication. Oh yes AND the ICRCC is back, so save March 11-13, 2024 to join us in Orlando!

A Short Note from ICRCA Executive Director, Professor Deanna Sellnow, University of Central Florida

Welcome to our site! I am delighted to announce our newly established International Crisis and Risk Communication Association (ICRCA)–a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering intellectual exchange and problem-solving discussions focused on a range of risk and crisis issues. Our forum brings together academic researchers and practicing professionals from around the world to collaborate as a Community of Practice (CoP) navigating mega-risks and crises that are inevitable in the global risk society where we live and work.