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CSCA - 2013 Conference Submission Deadline - Friday, Oct. 5

“Communicating the Possible”

It’s almost time.

We’re now just a few weeks away from the Friday, Oct. 5 submission deadline for our 2013 CSCA annual conference where we’ll be “Communicating the Possible.”

I wanted to encourage you to submit your papers and panel proposals so you can be part of the program when we meet this spring, April 2-7. You can find the Call for Participation for each of the association’s 24 Interest Groups and Caucuses at:

We will be sharing much more about the outstanding program and conference activities in the coming months, but I’d like to share just a few of the meeting’s highlights with you:

  • On Wednesday, April 3, CSCA will get started with an amazing pre-conference, being planned by CSCA 2nd Vice President Leah Bryant.
  • We’re planning a series of “Communicating the Possible” spotlight panels, spread throughout the conference, featuring scholars discussing various aspects of the convention’s theme.
  • Also available throughout the conference will be several Short Courses focusing on teaching various communication courses, research, and other areas of program development and assessment. Please see the call:
  • Our 2013 CSCA President’s Undergraduate Honors Research Conference is being planned by CSCA President Mitchell McKinney, and undergraduate submissions will be due no later than Jan. 14, 2013. The UHRC call for submissions can be found at:
  • The welcome reception will be on Thursday evening in the old lobby of the historic Muehleback Hotel. This lobby is absolutely beautiful, and the restoration and ambiance will make for a unique reception. We will also have a number of our own CSCA members sharing their musical and artistic skills.
  • On Friday, we’ll celebrate our members’ many accomplishments at our annual awards and Hall of Fame induction luncheon.
  • The 1st Vice President Karaoke and Dance Party will take place Friday night at the PBR Big Sky Cowboy Bar where you can ride the mechanical bull. Bring your hat and boots!
  • We’ll enjoy a very special Saturday evening at our President’s Reception to be held at the National World War I Museum. After a few weeks of negotiating, our Executive Director Nancy Brule did a fabulous job of securing this site. Opened in 2004, this museum was designed by Ralph Appelbaum who is known for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Clinton Presidential Library. While at the museum you will be able to go to the top of the Liberty Memorial Tower and view Kansas City from the open-air observation deck. You will not want to miss this amazing place!!
  • After the Presidential Reception, the CSCA traditional Pub Crawl will explore the late night Kansas City scene and give you a chance to say farewell to all of your CSCA friends.

There will be something for everyone when we are Communicating the Possible in Kansas City. If you have questions, suggestions, or comments please let me know at or on Twitter at @edwardschad.

See you in Kansas City!

Chad Edwards
Western Michigan University
CSCA 1st Vice President