ABC 2017 Annual International Conference - Ireland Call for Papers

Dear ABC Colleagues,

We are excited to announce the 82nd annual international conference October 18-21, 2017 at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland.  You’ll find the Call for Papers, a travel tips blog, and a slide show on the conference web page at: .

To share our theme: shaping and expanding the landscape of business communication, we offer individual or group sessions, poster sessions, research roundtables, and pre-conference workshops along with a limited number of sessions as Spanish and virtual presentations.  Join us as we envisage the future on teaching and learning, research, and service in business communication.

We invite proposals addressing:

  • Contemporary influences, key issues, and future challenges to business communication with a focus on convergence in the areas of identity, rhetoric, culture, nationhood, or politics
  • New dynamics of stakeholder engagement in business communication
  • Cutting-edge approaches, activities, and strategies that shape and expand the applications of contemporary business communication
  • Emerging trends and advancements in the development of technology, visual communication, and business communication
  • Research and theory on the effects of influences on contemporary business communication such as, but not limited to, identity, rhetoric, culture, nationhood, or politics
  • Discussions on the imaginable - evolving definitions, best practices, and leading research in business communication today


Submissions Open: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Mentored & Peer Review Proposal Due: Friday, March 3, 2017

Workshop Proposal Due: Friday, March 3, 2017

Final Proposals Due: Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Early planning can help source low rates! The Euro is at an all-time low: US Dollar 1.06 to 1.00 euro. Below are sample travel costs as of 11/2016.

  Lodging: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire   134 single/144 double Euros/night (with full Irish breakfast)

  Air Transportation:

                  From many points in Europe--under $100 (Ryan Air)

                  Hong Kong $704

                  Los Angeles, CA $599; Newark, NJ $517

                  Dubai $564

  Ground Transportation:

                  From Dublin Airport to Dun Laoghaire:  cab 25 Euros; coach bus 16 Euros


Steeped in history, our conference venue, the luxurious Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire is one of the finest 4-star properties in the Dublin area.  Alongside the picturesque Dublin Bay, the area offers some of the finest walks in Ireland, with a quick and easy 20-minute rail ride to Dublin center-city.    

We look forward to your joining us at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland to enjoy the incredible Irish hospitality while experiencing Ireland in our pre- and post-conference excursions and learning from colleagues!

Conference Co-Chairs & Contacts:

Jean Bush-Bacelis,Eastern Michigan University                                                                       

Gail Cruise, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst                     

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