Call for Papers - ABC SWUS Conference in San Antonio, TX

The Association for Business Communication Southwestern Region, in partnership with the Federation of Business Disciplines (FBD), is holding its annual conference in historic San Antonio, Texas, USA on March 11–13, 2020.


We invite you to submit a proposal for a presentation or poster on your research or a best teaching practices. Full papers will be considered for the distinguished paper award.  


FBD brings the various business disciplines together in one conference setting. This unique conference is a great opportunity for you to present interdisciplinary research as it relates to communication to colleagues with different academic specialties. Many higher education institutions, as well as accrediting bodies, recognize the value of such interdisciplinary research.


This “conference within a conference” opportunity allows you to attend all ABC sessions, as well as sessions of the other ten affiliated business discipline organizations for one low registration price. While there, you can connect with colleagues old and new, and attend stimulating sessions.


Research papers or posters 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

Healthcare Communication                                 Language and Communication Theory


The deadline for abstracts/proposals submitted for a presentation is October 1, 2019. For your research to be considered for the distinguished paper award, you must also submit a completed paper by the submission deadline, October 1, 2019 to the conference link on the ABC website. 


See the full call for papers and the proposal submission links below:

ABC-SW Call for Papers 2020


We look forward to seeing you in San Antonio, TX, in 2020!

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