Call for Proposals - ABC 2021 Annual International Conference

Coronavirus, social injustice, political turmoil, zoom meetings, converting to online classes, and teaching in a "new normal." It has been a tough year. The world has changed rapidly this past year, and as practitioners in business communication, we have found ways to respond, adapt, and innovate. Our responses to these events will shape communication, both in and out of the classroom, for years to come.


Join colleagues from around the world at the 2021 Association for Business Communication Annual International Conference as we share ideas to shape the future of business communication in an uncertain world.


Please share your best practices for business communication as we continue transitioning. We welcome your ideas and studies, conceptual and theoretical research, practice, communication action, business practices, and consulting work.



Submissions period: January 8 – April 12, 2021

Workshop proposals due by Friday, February 26, 2021

Submissions seeking early approval due by Friday, March 5, 2021


Tracks Include:


Social Responsibility

Executive / MBA

Employment Issues

Innovative Instructional Methods

Visual Communication  

Organizational Communication


Interpersonal, Diverse, and Inclusive Communication  

Intercultural and Global Communication  

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Technology, Digital Media, and Web 2.0


Find submission guidelines with the submission link for your paper, poster, or workshop proposals of 500-1,000 words via the ABC conference page.

Join colleagues in shaping the future of business communication in the classroom and the global community. We look forward to innovation and creativity as we continue to navigate best practices in business communications together!

Ryan Fuller and Susan Schanne, 2021 Conference Co-Chairs

Dirk Remley, Chair, Conference Planning Committee


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