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2018 Convention Call from Interpersonal Communication Interest Group

Monday, June 5, 2017   (0 Comments)
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By Leah LeFebvre, Interest Group Chair


Please submit all manuscripts and program proposals for the Interpersonal Communication Interest Group to: wsca.icig@gmail.com

I. COMPETITIVE PAPERS
A.      Authors are encouraged to submit papers to the interest group for competitive selection. Papers may employ any humanistic and/or scientific methodology(ies) and may address theoretical developments, critical analyses, disciplinary issues, pedagogical issues and research advancements. Submit each paper to one interest group only.

Competitive Papers should not:

(1) have been presented at another conference or convention;

(2) have been published; and

(3) have been accepted for publication.

B.      Submitted papers should include the following:
1.      A separate title page that includes the paper's title, names of all authors, affiliation(s), email address(es), phone number(s), and audio-visual requests. This information should be included for each author. Equipment availability is extremely limited. See the WSCA policy on Audio-Visual Equipment at Conventions in the Policies and Procedures Manual on the web site http://www.westcomm.org/
2.      A 100-200 word abstract of the paper (with title appearing on this page);
3.      A maximum of 30 pages of text;
4.      No information in the paper that identifies the author(s) beyond that which appears on the title page.

C.      Submission: Please submit all papers to the interest group directly at wsca.icig@gmail.com on or before 11:59PM PDT on Sunday, September 1, 2017.

D.      Research in Progress: Papers submitted to these programs should be so designated on the cover page and should not exceed ten pages in length. Space for these panels will be extremely limited.

E.      Debut Award: The WSCA Executives Club Debut Award is made to the author or co- authors of a paper presented at the convention "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 bachelor's, master's, or doctoral student.

F.      Competitive paper submissions must be RECEIVED by the interest-group planner NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM PDT on September 1, 2017. Program submissions for the Interpersonal Communication Interest Group should be delivered electronically to wsca.icig@gmail.com.

Other interest groups allow or require that papers be submitted electronically whereas some require paper submissions. BE SURE TO CHECK THE INTEREST GROUP CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE ACCEPTABLE FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION. For specific information about submitting to all interest groups, visit the WSCA website at: http://www.westcomm.org/page/Convention2018

II. PROGRAM PROPOSALS
A.      Program proposals should focus on a unifying theme relevant to research, theory, or instruction in the area of the sponsoring interest group. Programs may consist of a chair, individual presenters, and a critic respondent in a format traditionally presented at conferences. However, debates, roundtable discussions, performance activities, or other unique formats are encouraged. Innovative program proposals, especially those that provide opportunities for interaction among participants and attendees, are encouraged. Programs co-sponsored with other interest groups are also welcome. Programs that relate to the convention theme, "Transfer," are encouraged.

B.      Program proposals must contain the following:
1.      Thematic title of the program.
2.      Names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and affiliations of all participants.
3.      Title and brief description of each presentation.
4.      Equipment needed for the program. Equipment availability is extremely limited. See the WSCA policy on Audio-Visual Equipment at Conventions in the Policies and Procedures Manual on the web site http://www.westcomm.org/
5.      Program proposals must be RECEIVED NO LATER THAN September 1, 2017, at 11:59 PM PDT. Program submissions for the Interpersonal Communication Interest Group should be delivered electronically to wsca.icig@gmail.com.

Other interest groups allow or require that program proposals be submitted electronically whereas some allow paper submissions. Check the interest group call for papers for the acceptable format for submission. For specific information about submitting to other interest groups, visit the WSCA website:
http://www.westcomm.org/page/Convention2018

III. ALL OTHER SUBMISSIONS
Members of the Interpersonal Communication Interest Group are encouraged to plan preconference programs or workshops, participate (or encourage students to participate) in the Undergraduate Scholars' Research Conference, or participate in Graduate Students Workshop / Graduate Program Open House, however, the chair of the Interest Group DOES NOT oversee these programs or evaluate these submissions. For specific guidelines about pre-conference programs, workshops, or programs for graduate/undergraduate students, please refer to the WSCA website:
http://www.westcomm.org/page/Convention2018

 

Leah LeFebvre, PhD
Chair, Interpersonal Communication Interest Group
University of Wyoming

Department of Communication & Journalism

Email: leahlefebvre@gmail.com


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