CALL FOR PAPERS
2012 Annual Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico (February 17-21, 2012)
Deadline: September 1, 2011
Conference Theme: Striving for Social Change
Program proposals focusing on organizational communication theory, research, instruction or topics connected to the conference’s theme are encouraged. Programs addressing the conference theme of “striving for social change ” are a natural fit for scholars of organizational communication and are encouraged.
Programs may consist of a chair, individual presenters, and a critic respondent. However, other unique formats (e.g., debates, round-table discussions, special guest panelists from industry, etc.) are encouraged. In alternative program formats, respondents may be included or omitted as appropriate. Innovative program proposals that facilitate interaction among participants and attendees are highly encouraged. In addition, the division is open for proposed panel collaborations with other divisions/groups.
Proposals should include: (a) thematic title of the program, (b) name, address, phone/email, and affiliation of each participant; (c) a brief rationale for the program and (d) a title and brief description of each presentation; (e) any audio-visual requests.
Competitive papers may include research reports employing any methodology, theoretical developments or critiques, integrative literature reviews and critical analyses. Student-authored papers are especially encouraged. Competitive papers should not have been presented previously at another conference, be accepted for publication at the time of submission, or have been published.
The WSCA Executive Club Debut Award is made to the author of a paper presented at the convention by an author or co-authors “who have not presented a paper at a state, regional, national or international convention, or published in any academic journal.” Papers presented at student-only conferences are exempt from this requirement. All authors of a co-authored paper must meet these eligibility requirements for a paper to be considered a Debut Paper. Papers eligible for the Debut Award should be marked “DEBUT” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page. Please also indicate whether each author is a bachelors, masters, or doctoral student.
Electronic Submission: All papers and proposals should be submitted by e-mail attachment. Use Microsoft Word (ending with .doc), RTF or PDF formats for all documents. Proposals should be submitted as stated above. An electronic submission of papers should include two separate attachments:
(1) a cover page including the title of the paper; contact information for all participants including name, address, phone, email address, and affiliation; audio-visual requests.
(2) the paper, including title, a 250-500 word abstract, and no more than 25 pages of text (excluding references and tables). Papers exceeding this page limit may not be reviewed. Remove author names from the paper (and other identifiers from the document’s “properties” found under the “File” menu).
Electronic submissions must be received no later than September 1, 2011. Receipt will be confirmed within 48 hours of the submission deadline.
Audio-Visual Requests: Equipment availability is extremely limited and cannot be guaranteed. See the WSCA Policy on the Use of Audio-Visual Equipment at Conventions.
E-MAIL ADDRESS (for all paper and proposal submissions): email@example.com
QUESTIONS:Renee Heath, Division Chair Organizational Communication Interest Group University of Portland 503.943.7181