The mission of Central States Communication Association (CSCA) is to unite and educate people with both an affinity to the central region of the United States and a scholarly interest in all areas of communication for promotion of their mutual goals and advancement of their field. CSCA strives to provide:

  • Sustained mentoring from senior to junior scholars.
  • Ongoing facilitation of networking across the discipline of communication.
  • Annual honors and awards for outstanding service, teaching, and scholarship.
  • Nationally recognized outlets showcasing excellent scholarship for both consumers and producers (via the journal and the annual convention).
  • Regular opportunities to share innovative teaching practices that influence life-long learning.


CSCA 2016 Conference


Grand Rapids, MI
April 13 - 17, 2016


Primary Program Planner:

Shawn T. Wahl  


Foundation has been selected as the theme for the 2016 Central States Communication Association convention in order to celebrate a place where colleagues can discuss new teaching ideas, friends can reconnect, and all of us can maintain and build grounding and stability as communication scholars. 

CSCA 2016 Program - Proof Feb. 5

  1. Program Proof 2 will not be updated until after February 19th (edit requests received after 5pm on this date will not be considered). NOTE: Proof 2 changes/edits will then form the Final Proof that will go to convention program production in early March.
  2. The only changes that will be considered are:  significant errors, typos, participant affiliation changes and participants who are double-booked in the convention program.
  3. Changes will not be made for participants who want to present on a particular day due to travel conflicts, personal time preferences, back to back panels and the like.
  4. While new panels will not be added to the program at this stage in the process, future proofs will include the Undergraduate Honors Conference Panels, updated convention reception information and a limited number of spotlight panel adjustments.

Edit requests should be sent to:

Shawn T. Wahl  


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