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CSCA 2023 Convention - Intercultural Communication Interest Group (ICIG) ... Call for Papers and Panels


Call for Papers and Panels

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Annual Convention—St. Louis, MO
March 29-April 2, 2023
Intersections, Transitions, and Silenced Voices

Intercultural Communication Interest Group (ICIG) invites submission of (1) competitive individual papers, (2) panel discussions, and (3) non-traditional and innovative sessions in topics that contributes to the understanding of communication in intercultural contexts as well as to the globalization, diversity, and group relations in a multicultural society. In keeping with the Intersections, Transitions, and Silenced Voices theme for CSCA 2023, ICIG welcomes papers from a wide range of research methodologies and encourage the study of intercultural communication across fields of the discipline. Specifically, this year, we encourage submitters to consider how we, ICIG, can intersect with other interest groups and caucus while reconfirming the identity, goals, and objectives of our group.


ICIG presents two awards with cash prizes: 1) top paper award and 2) top student paper award. The awards for top paper and top student paper will be recognized during the Intercultural Communication Business Meeting.


  1. Individual papers:

All submissions must be complete, including a title and a 100-word abstract. Please limit your paper to 25 pages of text (Appendix, references, and tables are not counted within the 25-page limit) and remove any identifying information such as the authors’ names and university affiliations. Student and student debut papers should be indicated in the upper right corner of the paper to be eligible for the top student paper award (all authors must be students to be eligible for this award). Specifically, 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 (1) be a graduate student, (2) have single authorship, and (3) 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. Submissions should be original work by the listed authors and has not been previously presented at this or other conferences.

  1. Panel sessions

All panel proposals must include (a) a panel title, (b) a panel description and rationale outlining the importance of the presentation (150 words), (c) a session chair, (d) the name of each presenter and their position and affiliation information.

  1. Experimental/creative/interactive sessions

As this year’s theme highlights “We story these experiences in the form of prose, poetry, performance, photography, and film, as well as through print, sound bites, digital pixels, canvas, and fabrics.”, our group extends the scope of the submissions to innovative and novel programs in various forms. Examples of submissions for these sessions include but not limited to displays of visual artwork/photography, showing of film/documentary, performances, culture tour of historic places in St. Louis, mentoring/networking sessions, roundtable on research in progress. Submissions should consider how the session can enhance the goals and objectives of the ICIG by incorporating creative methodologies from other disciplines such as arts, film, and so forth. All submissions must include the goals, rationale, specific activity plans, and names of the individuals who are responsible for the session. In your activity plans, please provide specifics such as special equipment requests, size of the space needed for the session, transportation plans, the number of slots needed and so forth.

All submissions must be made via our CSCA online submission system site. Emailed or mailed submissions will not be accepted. The submission link will be available on the CSCA website ( All submissions must be received by 11:59 pm CDT, October 7, 2022, and any technology requests must also be made at the time of submission. Please be sure that all potential presenters create a profile on the CSCA online submission system site (membership is not required to create a profile).

For further clarification, please contact the 2023 ICIG program planner, Seokhoon Ahn, For questions about the general call or the 2023 conference, contact Ahmet Atay, 2023 primary program planner

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