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CSCA 2014 - Intercultural Communication Interest Group - Call for Papers/Reviewers/Chairs/Respondents

Last Call for Submissions!

Intercultural Communication Interest Group
Call for Submissions 2013
Central States Communication Conference
Minneapolis, MN
April 1-6, 2014

The Intercultural Communication Interest Group invites all members of CSCA to submit competitive papers, programs, and interactive panels to be considered for programming at the 2014 CSCA conference to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Any topic related to intercultural and/or cultural communication is welcomed.  Submissions that focus on the convention theme, “Elevate,” are strongly encouraged.  We especially welcome panels or papers that focus on transformative communication and the potential outcomes of these processes.
We welcome a variety of research, including qualitative, critical, and quantitative approaches, as well as papers that apply, extend or develop theoretical approaches. A variety of submission formats are also welcomed.  The possible formats include panels, competitive paper panels, routable discussion panels, debates, spotlight sessions, performance sessions, video/visual presentation panels, senior-junior scholar master classes, and senior scholar roundtable panels. Be creative in considering the vast format opportunities within the conference theme, “elevate.” We encourage collaboration and co-sponsorship with other CSCA units.
Guidelines for Submission:

Papers must conform to the latest APA standards and need a detachable title page that allows the author’s/s’ identity/identities to be concealed during the review process. Papers should include a 100-word abstract. Remove all author references in the text of the paper. Indicate if the author(s) hold(s) a CSCA membership.  Students submitting papers should write “Student” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page.  Individuals who have never presented a paper at the CSCA convention should write “Debut” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page.

Panel Proposals need a title, a brief abstract (150 words), name of person responsible for the program, as well as name, institutional affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail address of each panel participant. Indicate if participants are CSCA members. Panel proposals must also complete the 2014 CSCA Panel Proposal Request Form available on the CSCA website (

All submissions are to be sent electronically using MICROSOFT WORD.  Documents sent using any other format will be returned to the sender. Requests for technology/media for the presentation are due at the same time as the call. Please only request media if it is absolutely essential to your presentation, as media requests will be closely examined before approval. Laptop computers will not be made available for presentations. All submissions must be received by Friday, October 4, 2013.
Only complete papers and panel proposals will be considered. The program planner will confirm the receipt of your submission.

Send all submissions electronically, with the e-mail subject title “CSCA 2014 Submission” to Heather Nesemeier at
Awards: The Intercultural Communication Group presents two awards with cash prizes: 1) top paper award and 2) top student paper award.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Heather Nesemeier
Minnesota State University Moorhead
1104 7th Ave S
Moorhead, MN 56563