CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
FCA 87th Annual Convention
October 19-21, 2017
Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista at the Walt Disney World Resort
Communication, Culture & Connection
Deadline for Submissions: June 2, 2017
The 87th annual convention’s theme is Communication, Culture & Connection. This emphasizes our field’s vital role in helping to articulate and investigate those things that connect and divide us as cultural persons within our communities. The voices of communication extend to both academic and professional venues and involve highlight the vital role communication plays in the world. We welcome voices from numerous scholarly enterprises including critical or scientific research and pedagogical applications and discourse.
Submitting Your Proposal
This year’s convention will have three tracks: Communication Trends (scholarly or professional non-competitive papers), Communication Pedagogy (either the G.I.F.T.S individual teaching submission or a teaching workshop) & Competitive Scholarship (papers or posters submitted for competitive review). Please indicate which of these tracks your submission fits in when submitting.
All proposals should be submitted electronically using the FCA website at http://www.floridacom.org. Use the “Convention” link in the top menu and then click on “Proposal Submission.” If you experience problems submitting your proposal, please contact Laura Winn, Vice President, at email@example.com
Convention Registration is Required for all Presenters
Deadline for Early Registration: Sept. 1, 2017 Deadline for Registration: October 1, 2017
All discussion panel, workshop and paper panel proposals must include a one-page attachment containing: (1) a rationale for the proposed panel/workshop/paper, (2) a brief (50-word) description AND a brief (100-word) abstract for the proposed panel/workshop/paper (3) a list of all participants/authors including names, titles, affiliations and contact information (email and phone number). Please clearly identify the chairperson of the panel/workshop/paper, who shall serve as the primary contact for notifications.
Communication Trends Track
Submissions to the Communication Trends track seek to foster a community of academics and professionals who examine trends in our societal, cultural, and organizational settings. Submissions in this track may be paired thematically with like submissions to create a cohesive, well-paced experience for attendees.
Communication Pedagogy Track
Submissions to the Communication Pedagogy track seek to foster a community of learning and pedagogical scholarship. Individual or panel submissions that are NOT designated as workshops will be submitted to the Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S.) area. These submissions may be matched thematically with like submissions to create a cohesive, well-paced experience for attendees. Submissions that are intended to be full session workshops will be submitted with the word “Workshop” in the title and will contain a clear rationale for how the full session will be used (e.g., audience participation, etc.)
Competitive Scholarship Track
Submissions to the Competitive Communication Scholarship track may be professional, graduate or undergraduate submissions and will be peer reviewed and considered for possible award in their category. They should be clearly identified as in the “Competitive Scholarship” track when submitting and should be in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. Submissions in this track will take one of two forms:
Full paper submissions should They include containing a cover sheet listing the paper title and names, titles, affiliations, emails, postal addresses and phone numbers for all authors (please indicate on the cover sheet that this is a “Competitive Paper” and identify the category (Undergraduate, Graduate or Professional). Completed papers should have an abstract and NOT exceed 25 double-spaced pages, excluding references and appendices.
Both Graduate and Undergraduate students may submit poster session proposals. must include one attachment containing: (1) a one-page rationale for the proposed poster that includes a list of all participants including names, titles, affiliations and contact information (email and phone number) & (2) a brief (50-word) description of the poster.
Faculty or Graduate Students who are interested in serving as a moderator for panels please contact Laura Winn at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 2.
Poster Judges Faculty or Graduate Students who are interested in serving as judges for the poster sessions please contact Christine Holland at email@example.com by Oct. 1.
FCA is seeking financial sponsorship for a number of convention related activities including breaks, lunches, printing, keynote speaker, entertainment, etc. Becoming a sponsor is a great opportunity to highlight and promote your organization. For additional information about sponsorship, please contact ***, Marketing Coordinator, at***
If you have suggestions or need any additional information about the upcoming conference, please contact Laura Winn, Vice President, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Convention Hotel and Additional Information
The 87th Annual Convention of the Florida Communication Association will be held at the Holiday Inn in the Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida. We have secured a special room rate for the convention. Reservations can be made by calling 877-394-5765 and asking to speak with the reservations department. Reference the Florida Communication Association rate, group code CSA. You may also make reservations online by clicking here. Reservations must be made by September 20, 2017 in order to guarantee this special group rate.
This hotel is located on Hotel Plaza Boulevard, less than one mile & within walking distance from Downtown Disney. It is also within walking distance of the Crossroads Shopping Center. More information about this hotel can be found on their website at http://www.hiorlando.com.