Welcome to the Alabama Communication Association! We’re gearing up for the 2018 convention at the University of Alabama Huntsville on July 21st. Paper, panel, and GIFTS submission is now open and runs through May 20 at midnight.

ACA Submission and Conference Etiquette Guide

Call for Papers: Alabama Communication Association 2018

The Alabama Communication Association invites submissions of scholarly papers and               Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S) presentations for its annual convention. We  especially welcome original research by undergraduate and graduate students, as well as  faculty / professional members from Alabama and the surrounding area. Unlike many  conferences, we do not have a specific theme, but instead invite research from all areas of the  communication discipline.

Papers: Papers of scholarly work (no more than 25 pages including tables, figures, and other  material, but not including references) will be competitively evaluated. Papers that exceed this  page limit will not be reviewed. Papers should be prepared for blind review; please remove all  identifying information with only the title on the title page. Put title, name, and complete  contact information in the body of the email.

Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S) presentations: Submissions should include a  brief abstract of the activity and up to two pages of supporting materials that articulate the  goal, justification/rationale, directions, and explanation of how the activity connects to/with  communication concepts, theories, and/or various skills. Presenters will be expected to bring  handouts of the activity for the audience. As with the papers, please remove all identifying  information and put title, name, and complete contact information in the body of the email.
Please limit submissions to two per individual. We will recognize the top faculty/professional  paper, top graduate student paper, and top undergraduate paper. We also invite faculty  members who would like to serve as respondents and graduate students who would like to  serve as chairs to contact the conference planner with their areas of interest and expertise.  Faculty who are willing to serve as paper reviewers should also contact the conference planner  at the email address below.

Please send all submissions to conference2018@alabamacommunication.org.

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