Print Page | Sign In | Register
ICA Newsletter
Blog Home All Blogs
Search all posts for:   


View all (194) posts »

Calls for Papers

Posted By John Paul Gutierrez, Monday, October 2, 2017
Updated: Monday, October 2, 2017

Call for Panel Proposals for ICA 2018

The theme for the next ICA conference is Voices (, and I am interested in putting together a cross-disciplinary panel that would look at attempts to use communication to bridge gaps between people who have different opinions, beliefs, ideologies, etc.

Hence, I am looking for researchers who would have something to say about how people can use their voices to bridge such gaps. I am looking for people who can talk about how to communicate in various contexts where people disagree, from religion to politics to fandom and more. The hope is that we can talk about the ways people can talk and listen to one another's voice without disparaging or silencing anyone.

If you are interested in possibly proposing for this panel, then please contact me, CarrieLynn Reinhard, at


CSCA 2018 Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Call for Papers and Panels

SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY CAUCUS Call for Papers and Panels 2018 Central States Communication Association (CSCA) Annual Convention in Milwaukee, WI April 4-7, 2018

The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus invites submissions of competitive papers and panel proposals for the 2018 CSCA Conference. The purpose of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Caucus is to promote dialogue and scholarship and engaging topics related to sexual orientation and gender identity in the communication discipline. These topics include research and conversations regarding LGBTQ identities, sexual minorities, trans* identities, performances of gender, sex, and sexuality, queer theory, intersectionality, non-normative relationships, and sex communication, just to name a few.

Thus, in conjunction with the convention theme of Difference, we are seeking innovative and critical research that explores intercultural differences, celebrates difference, problematizes difference, explores intersectionality, and examines at how communication scholars are making a difference in our community.

As communication scholars interested in sexual orientation and gender identity topics, we welcome a diverse range of submissions including, but not limited to the following topics that emerged in our business meeting: gender preferred pronouns (e.g., why gender ribbons are important, why preferred pronouns matter, how to integrate PGP in the classroom), trans* inclusivity, the impact of bathroom regulations and policies, applied research in queer communities, and young professional queer networking.

With all of this said, if you are interested in being a part of panel whether one of the topics above or another one and need additional individuals, please join our SOGI Caucus Facebook page ( and begin asking for help, resources, or just starting conversations. As a caucus we especially encourage graduate, and undergraduate students to submit their papers and panel ideas so we can work together to create excellent conference programming. Please note, awards are given to both top paper and top student paper. The caucus will send an awards call in early 2018 with information regarding eligibility and submission procedures. In terms of panels, strong preference will be given to those with panelists from multiple institutions.

Guidelines for Submissions Papers:

Papers can follow APA, MLA, or Chicago style, and must be the original work of the author(s). Please submit two documents. First, please fill out the Competitive Paper Submission Form with: paper title, interest group (SOGI), author name(s) and contact information (e-mail), and a brief abstract (50-75 words). If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, please mark “STUDENT” by student author(s) names. Additionally, if this will be a graduate student debut paper, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” by the author(s) names. To be considered a graduate student debut paper, (1) the author must be a graduate student, (2) the paper must have single authorship, and (3) the paper must be the author’s first paper to be presented at CSCA. Second, submit the document without title page, please remove all identifying author information from the paper prior to submission. Competitive submission papers of more than 30 pages will not be reviewed or accepted. NOTE: You must submit two separate documents Competitive Paper Submission Form must be submitted along with the finalized paper document. This form is located on the CSCA website:

Panels: Paper panels and discussions panels are welcome. Paper panels include completed papers encompassing a specific topic and roughly four to five panelists. For this please submit the Paper Panel Submission Form with: panel title, interest group (feel free to share if you think they may be interest in co-sponsoring), chair, respondent, and 4-5 paper presenters with author name, institution, and paper title. You will also include a panel description (in no more than 75 words) and rational for the panel (in no more than 75 words). Discussion panels are those with four to six panelists who provide a brief opening statement concerning a topic and engage in discussion. For this please submit the Discussion Panel Submission Form with: panel title, interest group (SOGI), chair, and the names and institutions of 4-6 individuals. You will also include a panel description (in no more than 75 words) and rational for the panel (in no more than 75 words). NOTE: All panels must be submitted using the respective forms (Paper Panel Submission Form, Discussion Panel Submission Form) located on the CSCA website:

We also encourage diverse panel formats (performance, spotlight, original media, debate, etc.). Please submit using the Discussion Panel Submission Form located on the CSCA website: Here is some information from the First Vice President regarding spotlight and debate submissions:

Spotlight Panels are those dedicated to a scholar, a body of scholarship, or a specific piece of research (i.e., book or article). The subject of these panels must be determined by the sponsoring Unit to have made a significant contribution to the discipline. Generally, these panels include 4-7 panelists with a connection to the subject of spotlight who offer a prepared statement. A chair must be included to introduce the panelists and to moderate the session. If possible, the subject (i.e., scholar or author) will serve as respondent. Audience questions and participation are strongly encouraged.

Debate Panels are those featuring two debaters or two teams of debaters offering pros or cons and rebuttals concerning a predetermined topic or resolution. These panels usually include a chair to introduce the panelists and to moderate the debate. Audience questions and reactions are encouraged following the debate. It is also possible that the audience may be asked to determine the “winner(s).”

All technology requests must be made at the time of submission.

Submissions must be received by October 9, 2017.

Please send submissions electronically preferably as a PDF or Microsoft Word if PDF is not available with the email subject line “CSCA 2018 Paper/Panel Submission” to the following:

Sara J. Baker

Southern Connecticut State University


ECA 2018 G.I.F.T.S. Call for Proposals

109th Annual ECA Convention 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: G.I.F.T.S. (Great Ideas for Teaching Students) Building Bridges

Omni William Penn Hotel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

25-29 April 2018


Pittsburgh, also known as the city of bridges, will be home to the 2018 Eastern Communication Association Convention. Pittsburgh has a unique topography, being situated at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela, which forms the Ohio River. When a city is located on water, bridges span the horizon.

The bridges of Pittsburgh play an important role in the city's infrastructure. Without the 446 bridges interlacing the city, Pittsburgh would be a region of isolated communities. Just as the bridges in the city connect communities, communication has the opportunity to build bridges within and outside of our discipline, creating countless opportunities for research, teaching, and service.

The 2018 theme, Building Bridges, invites the exploration of cross-disciplinary research and encourages finding possibilities for connecting our research to theory and practice, creating new approaches to teaching, and collaborating with communities for service and civic engagement opportunities. How can we build bridges within our discipline? How do we communicate and engage others when the bridges are broken? What are ways in which communication creates opportunities for new connections and for building new bridges? What can we gain by fostering communication among our many communities in order to promote further connection?

We invite your submissions in consideration of building bridges within and outside of the classroom. What are pedagogically-focused ways that we can build bridges within and between our students, our colleagues, our communities, and within the academy?

You are encouraged to submit an activity, assignment, project, game, or simulation that you have successfully used in the classroom. The activity should address specific communication theory(s), concept(s), skill(s) or learning objective(s) appropriate to the communication discipline at the college classroom level.

Guidelines for Submission:

1. Choose a “Great Idea” that you have successfully used in the classroom.

2. Create a well-written, mistake-free proposal that includes the following: - The tile of your activity - The course(s) for which it is intended - The goals and objectives of the activity - A rationale for conducting this particular activity - Directions for the activity, including - any preparation/preliminary steps &/or materials needed - an explanation of the connection to concepts, theory, and/or skills covered in the activity - Typical results - How to debrief the activity

3. The proposal should be no more than 1-2 pages long. A bibliography may be included, if relevant.

4. Submissions must include a separate cover page with the submitter’s full contact information and institutional affiliation.

5. Indicate any technology needs (keeping in mind that equipment rental is very expensive). Reasonable requests for technology support will not be met unless they accompany the proposal submission.

6. A statement of professional responsibility (see below).

Please send your complete submission to Michael Stutz at by October 15, 2017 as either a .doc/.docx or .pdf file by 15 October 2017. Please put your name and “ECA G.I.F.T.S. submission” in the subject line.


Michael Stutz

G.I.F.T.S. Planner, ECA 2018

Statement of Professional Responsibility The following statement MUST be included with every submission of a paper or panel in order for it to be eligible for review.

In submitting the attached paper or proposal, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. I/We agree to present this panel or paper if it is accepted and programmed. I/We further recognize that all who attend and present at ECA’s annual meeting must register and pay required fees.


MICA, in association with USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, is delighted to announce its 5th International Communication Management Conference (ICMC) on 'Media & Entertainment Disruptions and Beyond' to be held at MICA, Ahmedabad (India's first UNESCO world heritage city), from 11th to 13th January 2018.

The overarching objective of the conference would be to understand effective marketing strategies for managers in the Media & Entertainment industry. This would entail examining strategies for managing content, consumers, and connections. The conference will deliberate on the challenges that continue to exist in terms of infrastructure, digital access, content availability, user behavior, and technology led disruptions. The conference will also look into the future role of media and entertainment industry in building the global economy. The conference platform will enable academia and industry to converge and discuss research based solutions for intractable issues and challenges. The global Media & Entertainment (M&E) industry, which comprises book and periodical publishing, film, television, advertising, music, gaming, the performing arts, sports, and even fashion, has witnessed rapid growth post the worldwide financial crisis.

It is projected that the global M&E industry would reach a whopping USD 1,000 billion by 2020. The industry is marked by high competition and understanding the rapidly changing tastes of consumers is essential for survival and success. With the advent of wearable technology, virtual reality, augmented reality, video on demand, satellite relay, and other cutting edge technologies, the ability to respond effectively to technological advances is becoming key.

ICMC 2018- Call for Papers

MICA ICMC 2018 invites abstract submissions from academicians, scholars, entrepreneurs as well as practitioners. Apart from conventional paper presentations and panels, the conference will include special panels/conclaves, poster sessions, networking and mentoring opportunities for doctoral and post-doctoral scholars, a showcase for social entrepreneurship initiatives, performances, and exhibitions on the theme.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 October 2017.

More details about the theme and the guidelines for submissions are available at the following link

Tags:  October 2017 

Share |
Permalink | Comments (0)

International Communication Association
1500 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA

Phone: (202) 955-1444

Connect With Us