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CSCA 2023 Convention - Communication Education Interest Group ... Call for Papers and Panels


Call for Papers and Panel

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)

Annual Convention – St. Louis, MO

March 29 to April 2, 2023

Intersections, Transitions, and Silenced Voices


The Communication Education Interest Group is dedicated to the advancement of the practical, pedagogical, methodological, and theoretical interests of its members. The Interest Group equally values its constituents' educational viewpoints and perspectives, which include K-12, community college, and four-year college and university educators. The Interest Group seeks to promote dialogue among its diverse members and other interest groups at CSCA.

Submissions for the upcoming conference should center around the theme of “Intersections, Transitions, and Silenced Voices.”.  Submissions that foreground the voices of marginalized groups and underrepresented scholars are especially welcomed.  Papers and panels should connect their submission to the overall conference theme or specifically consider topics related to the following questions:

We urge you to make submissions creative and push the boundaries of intersectionality, transitions and silencing.


 Submissions are limited to the formats described below. However, if you have an idea for an innovative panel format that is not outlined herein, contact the Communication Education Interest Group conference planner (Sarah LeBlanc; for authorization to submit an alternative format.

Paper Submissions.

Only completed papers will be accepted. Papers must include a title and brief abstract (<100 words). Paper length (excluding title page and abstract) should not exceed 30 pages. If accepted for presentation, each paper will be put onto a thematized panel with other papers, and the conference planner will assign a respondent and a chair.

Special Notes:

Discussion Panels Submissions.

Discussion panels are those including 4 - 7 panelists who provide a brief opening statement concerning a topic and then engage in discussion, often with the entire attending audience. These panels must have a chair to introduce the panelists and moderate the discussion.

Special Notes:


The Communication Education Interest Group offers three awards based upon reviewer evaluations of outstanding submissions.  Those awards include:

Top Competitive Paper (see “paper submissions” above);

Top Competitive Panel (see “discussion panel submissions” above); and,

Gustav Friedrich Award for top student competitive paper (student paper submitted within “paper submissions” above; accompanied by a $100 cash award).



For questions about this call, contact the Communication Education Interest Group conference planner, Sarah LeBlanc,

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