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Department of Communication and Media Research


DACH 21 – the first three-country conference on communication science took place from 7th – 9th April and was organized and hosted by the Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ) at the University of Zurich.

As an online-only conference with 553 participants from 16 countries, DACH 21 was a big success, due to a good mix of proven components of an annual conference and new, innovative features. These included more than 120 scientific presentations and a keynote presentation, panel discussions, general meetings, and workshops. In addition, pre-recorded video presentations provided more room for discussions. Formats such as online speed dating, get-togethers in virtual meeting locations and the conference dinner in festive virtual rooms with entertaining interludes contributed to a special conference community feeling. Another unforgettable event was the raclette, which participants enjoyed together in front of the screen using a specially sent raclette oven.

More about DACH 21 in UZH News

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DACH 21 by the numbers

3 Days
16 Countries
31 Panels
124 Talks
153 Bilateral speeddates
274 Speakers
282 Attended keynote
391 “Päckli” sent
553 Participants

  • Gruppe
  • Studio 1
  • Studio2
  • Studio3
  • Mike S. Schäfer
  • Thomas Zerback
  • Thomas N. Friemel
  • Valerie Hase
  • M. Eisenegger & V. Hase
  • T. Zerback & M. Schäfer
  • LGD
  • SpatialChat