Call - Graduate Student Panel - Association for Business Communication International Conference

The Graduate Studies Committee of the Association for Business Communication (ABC) invites submissions for the Graduate Student Panel at our upcoming conference in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland, October 18–21, 2017. Graduate students will find a welcoming group of researchers, teachers, professionals, and fellow graduate students at the conference.


ABC is dedicated to graduate student development and provides numerous benefits to graduate students. These benefits include waivers of all conference registration fees for those who register early, conference travel scholarships, the Marty Baker Graham Research Grant to help graduate students complete a dissertation, an annual Outstanding Dissertation award, and connections for the job search process. 


The theme of the panel is “Emerging Trends in Business and Professional Communication.” Graduate students are often engaged in boundary-pushing and field-expanding work. This panel hopes to highlight those contributions of graduate students to business and professional communication scholarship. Within the context of business and professional communication, possible topics could relate to these:


  • innovative pedagogy
  • digital communication
  • social media
  • visual communication
  • interpersonal communication
  • team communication
  • crisis communication
  • globalization
  • ethics
  • other topics of related interest


These topics can be approached via a wide variety of theoretical lenses and methodological approaches. Those chosen to participate in the panel will automatically receive the Graduate Student Travel Scholarship from ABC, which provides at least $400 to offset the cost of attending the conference. If you will be a graduate student at the time of the conference, please submit a proposal for the Graduate Student Panel!


To submit a proposal, email a 500-word abstract to Dr. Matt Sharp, the Graduate Studies Committee Chair, by April 3, 2017. Abstract must include institutional affiliation, email address, program of study, and mailing address. You will receive a decision about your abstract by April 10, 2017.


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Key dates


Submission of abstract: 3 April 2017

Notification of panel acceptance: 10 April 2017

Full panel proposal will be submitted by April 25.
Conference decisions are usually announced in early summer.

Conference dates: October 18–21, 2017


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