Alabama Communication Association

Convention Information

Updated April 7, 2015


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 to be held July 18, 2015 at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. 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.

Conference Costs:

Membership Type Membership Fee / Conference Registration
Student $20
Faculty/Professional $40
Visitor (does not include luncheon) $10

Registration includes lunch and cookie break.

Conference Timeline:

Submission Deadline: May 22, 2015 (midnight)

Acceptance/Rejection Notices sent out: June 5, 2015

Conference: July 18, 2015

Send all submissions and queries to the conference planner at

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Previous Conference Information

2014 Conference Program (Troy University)
2013 Conference Program (University of Montevallo)
2012 Conference Program (University of South Alabama)
2011 Conference Program (Huntingdon College)