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CSCA 2020 Convention - Call for Papers - Sports Communication Interest Group

Sports 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 Sports Communication Interest Group is accepting submissions for the 2020 Central States Communication Association convention at the Loews Hotel-Chicago O’Hare in Chicago, IL April 14-19. The Sports Communication Interest Group facilitates discussion of topics and in fields related to interaction of communication and sport. The interest group seeks to promote the importance of sport in society, highlighting its place in communication pedagogy and scholarship.

Our group invites a variety of submissions (competitive papers, competitive panels, discussion panels, etc.) on any topics related to the interest group’s purpose. Submitters are also encouraged to seek co-sponsorships with other CSCA groups. Submissions incorporating the conference theme of Borders and Breakthroughs are encouraged. The CSCA will be using an online submission system. Details will be available on the CSCA website closer to the submission deadline of 11:59 p.m. CST, October 11, 2019.

Guidelines for Submission 

Papers: Only completed papers will be accepted. Papers must include a title and a brief 100-word abstract. The word “Student” should be marked on all papers written by student authors. Student authored papers do not include those co-authored with faculty members. Individuals who have never presented a paper at the CSCA convention should write “Debut” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. Author names and any identifying information must be removed prior to submission. 

Panels: All Panel Proposals need a title, a brief abstract and rationale (150 words), name of person responsible for the panel, as well as name, institutional affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail address of each panel participant.

Submissions for CSCA 2020 will begin August 1, 2019. You will find a link to the AI submission system at:

All submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST, October 11, 2019.

Requests for technology/media for the presentation 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. 

For more information about the Sports Communication Interest Group and submissions for the 2020 conference, contact Scott Jensen at More information on the Chicago conference can be found at the CSCA website:

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