Central States Communication Association

2015 Annual Conference

Convergence

Madison, WI

April 15 - 19, 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 Planner:              David T. McMahan
                                                          mcmahan.csca@gmail.com

 




Hotel Information

 

The Madison Concourse Hotel
1 West Dayton Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
1-800-356-8293
concoursehotel.com


                                    Single Rate   Double Rate  Triple Rate    Quad Rate    

Concourse Level       $129.00           $129.00           $129.00           $129.00
Governor’s Level       $179.00           $189.00           $199.00           $209.00


Hotel and Room Highlights

Free Airport Shuttle
Free Wireless Internet
Executive Desk with Ergonomic Task Chair
Refrigerator and Coffee Maker
37” LG flat Screen TV
Dayton Street Comfort Collection Bedding with 300 Thread Count and Custom Pillows
Bath and Body Works Toiletries
Fitness Center, Indoor Swimming Pool, Whirlpool, and Sauna



 

Madison Highlights

 

State Street: Seven-block pedestrian mall offering a diverse array of coffeehouses, restaurants, music venues, bookstores, boutiques, galleries, and specialty shops

Monroe Street: One and a half miles of locally-owned shops and restaurants

Museum Mile:  Numerous museums stretching from State Street to the University of Wisconsin Campus

Outdoor Activities: Five lakes, 260 parks, and 120 miles of shared-use trails and paths