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2025 CSCA Convention - Argumentation and Forensics Interest Group ... Call for Papers and Panels


Call for Papers and Panels

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)

Annual Convention-Cincinnati, OH

April 1-6, 2025

Widening the Scope

The Argumentation and Forensics Interest Group invites the submission of competitive papers, panels, roundtable discussions, and innovative programming for the 2025 CSCA convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. The purpose of the Argumentation and Forensics Interest Group is to promote scholarship related to forensics education, the forensics discipline, and the forensics activity as a whole, as well as to promote argumentation-based scholarship in a wide variety of fields. A range of topics are welcome, and we especially encourage members to address issues related to the convention theme, Widening the Scope. Submissions that foreground the voices of marginalized groups and underrepresented scholars are especially welcomed. Regarding panels, preference will be given to those with panelists representing multiple institutions rather than representing a single institution.

Submission Details/Requirements:

Papers: Only completed papers will be accepted. 

  • Include a title and a brief abstract (required).
  • Graduate students should type “STUDENT” on the upper right-hand corner of the title page. 
  • If the paper will be a graduate student debut, please type “DEBUT STUDENT” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page.
  • To be considered a graduate student debut paper:
    • the author must be a graduate student,
    • the paper must have single authorship, and 
    • the paper must be the author’s first paper to be presented at CSCA. 
  • If you would like your paper to be considered for the Inclusive Scholarship Award, type “INCLUSIVE SCHOLARSHIP” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. 
  • To be considered as an exemplar of inclusive scholarship, the paper must demonstrate academic rigor in the examination of communication and historically marginalized communities/populations. If you would like to be considered for this award, please clearly articulate, in at least one paragraph in your abstract, how the respective scholarship explicitly addresses equity and inclusion.
    • Additionally, make sure to select the Inclusive Scholarship option in submitting.

Other Details:

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

Submissions must be received by 11:59 PM, CDT, October 5, 2024.

Send submissions electronically through our online submission system:

Interest Group Planner: Aimee Miller,

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