Annual Student Research in Communication Conference

RIT’s School of Communication hosts graduate, undergraduate, and high school students to present their research at the annual Student Research in Communication Conference. 

When: Thursday, April 4, 2024, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Student Alumni Union, RIT campus

Register: Online with this form>

On Thursday, April 4, 2024, the RIT School of Communication will host graduate, undergraduate, and high school students from across New York state and beyond to share their research in communication and related disciplines during our Student Research in Communication Conference.  

Faculty, undergraduate students, graduate students, high school students, and members of the community are invited to attend the conference and learn from these scholars. To register, please use this form>.

Held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Alumni Union, the conference begins in the Fireside Lounge, with panels and poster presentations taking place throughout the day in the 1829 Room, the Skalny Room, and the Bamboo Room. 

Sponsored by the School of Communication and hosted annually at Rochester Institute of Technology, this conference originated in 2004. It began as a small gathering of communication students from western New York and has evolved into a vibrant regional conference.  

Twenty years since its inception, the School of Communication continues to share our commitment to communication research and underscore our appreciation for those students whose work touches all edges of the discipline’s broad boundaries.

Paper Presentations

Graduate, undergraduate, and high school students were invited to submit research papers on any topic within the Communication field and related disciplines (including advertising, public relations, media studies, film studies, journalism, and others).

All research approaches and methodologies were welcome, including qualitative, quantitative, critical, and theoretical studies. Works-in-progress papers and research projects suitable for presentation in poster format are also encouraged. 

Papers may center on topics including, but not limited to: 

  • Communication at the interpersonal, group, and organizational levels. 
  • Health communication, visual communication, and intercultural communication. 
  • Advertising and public relations campaigns and strategies. 
  • Film, television, and audiovisual media. 
  • Print media, journalism, and photojournalism. 
  • Social media, digital media, and AI. 
  • Communication and gender, race, ethnicity, and identity. 
  • Communication and public advocacy. 
  • Political communication and international communication.