The Graduate Studies Committee of the Association for Business Communication (ABC) invites graduate students to submit proposals for the Graduate Studies Sponsored Panel at our upcoming conference, the 86th Annual International Conference which will take place October 18 to October 23, 2021. 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 student members. These benefits include waiver of the base annual conference registration fee for those who register early (workshops are optional extras), along with access to job postings in the communication field. While membership is encouraged, it is not required for the Marty Baker Graham Research Grant
to help graduate students complete a dissertation nor for the Outstanding Dissertation award
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 may relate to the following:
* innovative pedagogy
* digital communication
* social media
* visual communication
* interpersonal communication
* team communication
* crisis communication
* other topics of related interest
We are especially interested in proposals that focus on digital issues. These topics can be approached via a wide variety of theoretical lenses and methodological approaches.
To submit a proposal, submit a 500-word abstract to this form by April 26, 2021.
Beyond your title and abstract, the form will ask for your name, institutional affiliation, email address, and a description of your presentation in 60 words or fewer that will be included in the program if your proposal is selected. You will receive a decision about your abstract by May 26, 2021.
For more information about ABC and the Annual International Conference, visit the following sites:
Submission of abstract: Monday, April 26, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Notification of panel acceptance: May 26, 2021
Conference dates: October 18-23, 2021