2018 ABC Southwestern U.S. / FBD Conference

Association for Business Communication Southwestern United States/Federation of Business Disciplines

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
March 7–10, 2018

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Call for Papers

See the full call for papers here.

Research papers or position papers related to business communication in the following areas are encouraged:


Communication Technology


Technology and Education



Innovative Instructional Methods


Business Education Issues



International Business Communication


Paradigm Shifts in Communication



Training and Development/Consulting


Interpersonal Communication



Nonverbal Communication


Executive/Managerial Communication



Legal and Ethical Communication Issues


Organizational Communication


Submission Deadlines

  • Deadline for abstracts submitted for presentation: October 1, 2017
  • For your research to be considered for the Richard D. Irwin Distinguished Paper Award, you must submit a completed paper rather than a proposal by the submission deadline, October 1, 2017.
  • All full papers will be considered for the proceedings unless otherwise requested by the author(s).
  • To submit your full paper, first submit your proposal (see below).  With the resulting submission number, submit your full paper to:  https://tinyurl.com/y9bpypkk

See the full call for papers for guidelines.

Proposal Submission Instructions

First log in.  You may create a guest or membership account here.

Submit a proposal here.

Be prepared to enter on the ABC proposal-submission page the following:

Track (select one)

  • Business Education Issues
  • Communication Technology
  • Executive/Managerial Communication
  • Innovative Instructional Methods
  • International Business Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Legal and Ethical Communication Issues
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Paradigm Shifts in Communication
  • Technology and Education
  • Training and Development/Consulting

Title, written in the third person

Session Type: Individual Presentation, Group Panel, or Poster Session

Presenter name(s).  NOTE:  Select "User from Web Member":  Choose "Organization Member" or "Organization Guest"; next select last name letter; next choose from list of names.  Presenter name, institution, and email address will auto-populate submission form.

Co-author name, institution, and email address (for each co-author)

Short description: a 60-word (or fewer) description, written in the third person.

Description (proposal) — 500-750 words

If proposing a group panel, enter the theme.

Scroll to the bottom of the submission page to click "OK," which will submit the proposal. You will receive an indication that your proposal was submitted.  If you are the submitter, you may view your proposal by logging into your profile and go to My Presentations.  You may edit your proposal until the submission deadline.

Submit a proposal here.


For questions about Proceedings, please contact Laura Valenti, Proceedings Chair.


Conference and hotel registration will take place at www.fbdonline.org .   Check that site soon for lodging link.


Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

Book your room by February 19, 2018.
Rates $144 for single, double, triple, or quad.
Contact the hotel at (505) 842-1234; see lodging link soon at FBD site.

Program Chair

Kelly Grant