Convention Overview

Central States Communication Association
2021 Annual Conference


Cincinnati, OH
March 23 – March 28, 2021


Faculty, students, independent scholars, and community partners are all encouraged to attend the 2021 convention to explore the conference theme: Inspire.

The conference will feature:

  • Research paper sessions and discussion panels organized by Interest Groups and Caucuses
  • Great Ideas For Teaching (GIFT) sessions
  • Regional scholarship showcases organized by the States Advisory Council
  • Undergraduate Honors Conference
  • Federation Prize recipient presentation
  • Spotlight panels connected to conference theme
  • ... and much more!

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. CDT, October 9, 2020. 

Submissions for CSCA 2021 opened July 1, 2020. Online Submission Link: 

Primary Program Planner: Dr. Debbie Ford,

Preconference information will be available in the fall.

Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel Information

The 2021 conference hotel is the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.

Hotel address: 35 W. 5th St, Cincinnati, OH, 45202 USA

Phone: 513.421.9100

2021 Room Rates
$149/night plus taxes 

Registration opens January 4, 2021.

A credit card is required to reserve your room, but no deposit will be collected at this time.

Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reserve early to ensure you have lodging onsite!

Important: We strongly suggest that you book your room as soon as possible but before February 14. You do not have to pay your room fee in advance -- you simply need a credit card to hold your room. Once the hotel is filled, there will be no overflow hotels for this year's conference. Those who reserve early should be easily accommodated.

Hotel highlights:

  • Centrally located steps from Fountain Square and Carew Tower and close to Newport Aquarium and University of Cincinnati
  • Complimentary internet access in sleeping rooms for all attendees
  • Complimentary shared Wifi in meeting rooms
  • Fitness center with indoor pool
  • Business center
  • Pet-friendly