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Convention: Call For Papers

2018 Call for Submissions 


Milwaukee, WI
April 4 – April 7, 2018

Please note: The deadline for submissions has passed. The information included here is for archival purposes.

The leadership of the Central States Communication Association (CSCA) invites competitive papers, panel discussions, and performance sessions for the 85th Annual Convention in Milwaukee. Members are urged to use the theme of Difference creatively and thoughtfully. We hope that the theme will inspire CSCA members to use both critical and traditional approaches to define intercultural differences, celebrate difference, problematize difference, explore intersectionality, and/or look at how communication scholars are making a difference in their communities. There are many compelling opportunities for research and conversations centered on the theme of Difference.

Faculty, students, independent researchers, and community members are all encouraged to submit and attend the convention. University and community partnerships (AKA “town and gown collaborations”) are particularly welcome. Submissions inclusive of all methodological perspectives in the communication discipline are expected and embraced.

Look for specific calls and submission information from each of the 20+ CSCA interest groups, caucuses, and sections.

Deadline for Submissions: October 9, 2017

Primary Program Planner: Dr. Amy Aldridge Sanford (

Information for 2018 Planners

This website will be updated for the 2018 convention in late May/early June. In the meantime, you can download the programming planner packet here.

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