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 87th Annual International Conference, October 3-8 in Tampa, Florida and Virtually. 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 waivers of the base conference registration fees for graduate student members who are both presenting at the conference and who register during the early-bird period (before August 31.) Workshops and excursions are optional extras. Membership is encouraged, but not required for 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 panel theme 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 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 8, 2022. 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 April 22.
Submission of graduate student panel abstract due: April 8, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time
Notification of panel acceptance: April 22, 2022Conference dates: October 3-8, 2022