Call for Proposals

Association for Business Communication

86th Annual International Conference

October 18-23, 2021

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.

Submit: January 8–April 26, 2021
Workshop proposals due by Friday, February 26,2021
Submissions seeking early approval due by Friday, March 5, 2021

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Employment Issues
Executive /MBA
Innovative Instructional Methods
Intercultural and Global Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Organizational Communication
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Social Responsibility
Technology, Digital Media, and Web 2.0
Visual Communication

Read the Submission Guidelines and submit your paper, poster, or workshop proposals of 750-1,000 words. In the Submission Guidelines, you will find a sample submission as well as the submission link.

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