Convention InformationUpdated April 30, 2013
We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for this year will be Carl Cates, who currently serves as the Executive Director for Southern States Communication Association and as department chair of the Department of Communication Arts at Valdosta State University. Professor Cates has long been an advocate of state communication organizations, and we are pleased that he will be with us in Montevallo. Come to the business meeting with ideas of how we can make the connections between ACA and SSCA stronger.
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 27, 2013 at the campus of the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama. 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. Also note that it is expected that if accepted, the author will attend the convention. 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 and Membership Fees
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Registration includes lunch and cookie break.
Submission deadline: May 18, 2013 (midnight).
Acceptance/Rejection Notices sent out: June 8, 2013
Conference: July 27, 2013
Send all submissions and queries to the conference planner at email@example.com.
This call for papers is also available in a PDF version in flyer form. Feel free to distribute this information widely.
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