CSCA 2020 Convention - Call for Papers - Interpersonal And Family Communication Interest Group
Interpersonal And Family Communication Interest Group
Submission DEADLINE: October 11, 2019 11:59 p.m. CST
Call for Papers and Panels
Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention at Chicago O'Hare, Loews Hotel (Rosemont, IL)
April 14-19, 2020
Borders & Breakthroughs
The Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group invites the submission of competitive papers and panels to be considered for programming at the 2020 CSCA convention in Chicago (O’Hare area), Illinois. Our interest group focuses on interpersonal, family, and small group communication relating to theoretical, empirical, community engagement, methodological, and pedagogical issues.
We welcome a range of topics encompassing the research and teaching of interpersonal, family, and small group communication. We especially encourage members to address issues related to the convention theme of Borders & Breakthroughs creatively and thoughtfully. This could include critical and traditional approaches to researching borders and breakthroughs, celebrating borders and breakthroughs, problematize borders and breakthroughs, explore intersectionality, and/or looking at how communication scholars are engaged in border crossing work in their communities. When thinking about borders, these can be geographical, methodological, theoretical, and or conceptual. In terms of panels, preference will be given to those with panelists representing multiple institutions rather than representing a single institution.
AWARDS: The Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group presents two awards. The Nancy Burrell Award is presented to the author(s) of the Top Student Paper submitted to the Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group. At the annual convention, the recipient receives a cash award and a certificate. The Dawn O. Braithwaite Award for Qualitative Research will be presented to the author(s) of the Top Qualitative Paper submitted to the Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group. At the annual convention, the recipient receives a cash award and a certificate.
PAPERS: Only completed papers will be accepted. Papers must conform to the most current APA standards and include a title and a 100-word abstract. Graduate and undergraduate students should type “STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page. If the paper will be a graduate or undergraduate student debut, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page and specify whether the author is a graduate or undergraduate student, since only graduate debut papers can be considered for the association’s debut award. To be considered a student debut paper, (1) the author must be a graduate or undergraduate student, (2) the paper must have single authorship, and (3) the paper must be the author’s first paper to be presented at CSCA. Indicate if author(s) are CSCA members. Author names and any identifying information must be removed prior to submission.
PANELS: Discussion and paper panel submissions must include the following: (a) title, (b) description (75 words or less), (c) rationale (75 words or less), and (d) a complete list of participants along with their institutional affiliations, contact information (address, e-mail, and telephone), and whether they are CSCA Members. Paper panels should also include titles and brief abstracts (100 words or less) for each paper.
SUBMISSION DETAILS: All technology requests must be made at the time of submission.
Send Submissions electronically through our online system via the CSCA website.
You must create an account in the submission system; this account is separate from your CSCA account. You must have an account in the submission system to submit and serve as a reviewer for any interest group. Please be sure any co-authors/panelists create a profile on the CSCA submission website.
MEDIA REQUESTS: All media requests must be made at the time of submission. Please only request media if it is absolutely essential to your presentation, as media requests will be closely examined before approval. Laptop computers will not be made available for presentations.
SUBMISSIONS: Submissions for CSCA 2020 will begin August 1, 2019. You will find a link to the AI submission system at: https://www.csca-net.org/aws/CSCA/pt/sp/callforpapers Submissions must be received by Friday October 11th, 11:59 p.m. CST.
WANT TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN CSCA? The Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group is always in need of volunteers to serve as Respondents and Panel Chairs during the convention. If you will be at the convention and would like to volunteer, please contact the IFCIG program planner (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your contact information and availability. A Call for Officer Nominations to serve as IFCIG Vice-Chair and Secretary will be sent closer to the date of the convention.
QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, CONCERNS? For questions, comments, or concerns, please contact the program planner: Kaitlin Phillips, Ph.D., Chair and 2019-2020 Program Planner, Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group, Utah State University, Email: email@example.com