2016 Call for Submissions 


Grand Rapids, MI

April 13 - April 17, 2016

Foundation has been selected as the theme for the 2016 Central States Communication Association convention in order to celebrate a place where colleagues can discuss new teaching ideas, friends can reconnect, and all of us can maintain and build grounding and stability as communication scholars.


We can explore research foundations across our planning units. Celebrating key communication research contributions to theory, methodology and the history of communication are important. Therefore, submissions dedicated to spotlighting significant communication research and creative contributions inclusive of all methodological perspectives in our discipline are encouraged.


We can celebrate the foundation of best teaching practices within the discipline and the association. Doing so entails promoting general education programs and communication skills across our planning units. Accordingly, submissions dedicated to communication pedagogy, communication competence, cultural diversity, assessment, instructional innovation and the integration of technology are encouraged.

Service and Creative Collaboration

Service and creative collaboration shape CSCA as our foundation. We must work together as a scholarly community to advocate for the communication discipline and engage community. Service and creative collaboration help us realize who we are as a community of scholars—we embrace our friendships, colleagues and professional partners. We celebrate our mentors and meet new lifetime friends. Therefore, submissions dedicated to the service contributions of disciplinary advocates and networking opportunities across all planning units are encouraged.  

Please see the submission calls of the association’s interest groups and caucuses for specific submission information.

Deadline for Submissions: October 3, 2015; January 15, 2016 for Undergraduate Honors Research Conference

Primary Program Planner: Shawn T. Wahl