2015 Call for Submissions 

Convergence

Madison, WI

April 8 - 12, 2015


Convergence has been selected as the theme for the 2015 Central States Communication Association convention in order to encourage the convergence of scholarship, cultures, and academic institutions as well as to illustrate the importance of coming together and including all voices.

Through a convergence of scholarship, we may explore how scholars benefit from an awareness of what is taking place in the discipline outside their areas of expertise and from opportunities to examine points of overlap in their respective areas of study. Accordingly, submissions dedicated to bringing together separate areas of study and submissions dedicated to the integration of ideas in our discipline are encouraged.

Through a convergence of cultures, we may recognize and promote diversity within the discipline and the association. Doing so entails broadening our research efforts to include the communication of less-privileged members of societies. It also entails promoting the full participation and inclusion of members from groups historically less involved in the discipline and the association. Accordingly, submissions dedicated to the communication of groups typically excluded from research and submissions dedicated to exploring opportunities to advance the diversity of our discipline are encouraged.

Through a convergence of institutions, we may bring together and promote the inclusion of scholars from all types of academic institutions. Providing opportunities for and encouraging the participation of scholars from all types of academic institutions will strengthen both the discipline and the association. Accordingly, submissions dedicated to the concerns of scholars from specific types of academic institutions and submissions dedicated to exploring opportunities to advance the inclusion of all scholars are encouraged.    

Please see the submission calls of the association’s interest groups and caucuses for specific submission information.

Deadline for Submissions: October 3, 2014

Primary Program PlannerDavid T. McMahan
                                              mcmahan.csca@gmail.com