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May 21-27, 2017

RSA 7th Biennial Institute

Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana

May 31 - June 3, 2018

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Hilton, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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17th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference

Rhetoric Society of America Conference
Atlanta, Georgia
May 26-29, 2016

Gregory Clark
Cara Finnegan
Jenny Rice

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Thank you for joining us in the great collaborative project that has been RSA16!  The work you brought to Atlanta was incisive, innovative, interesting and, in some impressive moments, courageous.  We were also impressed with the many panels that you so carefully composed in ways that prompted significant conversations. We have been privileged to be able to provide a platform for your work.
This was the largest RSA conference yet, as well as the most complex to stage. Yet it felt intimate to us, surrounded as we were by old friends and by people we met who immediately felt like new ones. Your warmth and patience with us and with each other made our work, in retrospect, a delight.
Two important notes:

  • Shortly you will receive a request to participate in a survey evaluating the conference just ended. Please respond. This will help future conference organizers continue to improve RSA events.

  • Please consider submitting the work you presented in Atlanta to the RSA16 proceedings, Rhetorics Change, a peer-reviewed, online volume edited by Jenny Rice and Chelsea Graham. Submissions may include short pieces (2000-2500 words), essay-length pieces (3500-6000 words), and multi-media pieces. Please send submissions to Jenny Rice at jenny.rice@uky.edu The deadline for submissions is August 15. Details are HERE!

We are excited about the 2017 RSA Institute now being organized at Indiana University in Bloomington, where many of you will develop ideas and insights that will enrich the program of RSA18 that is coming our way two years from now in Minneapolis. We invite you to join us there to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the society’s founding.
Many people worked long and hard to make RSA16 happen. We’re grateful to RSA officers and staff, the RSA Board, the engaging and generous student volunteers from Georgia State and their faculty, the Hilton staff and, again, to all of you.
Greg Clark
Cara Finnegan
Jenny Rice