2023 ABC Southwestern U.S./FBD Regional Conference

March 8 - 11, 2023

Houston, Texas

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Call for Papers

Click here to see the full call for papers.  

Research papers, position papers, or case studies 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


Program Chair - Ashley Hall

ReviewersABC-SWUS would like to thank the following reviewers for their participation in the peer review process: Lindsay Clark, Ashton Mouton, Lorelei Ortiz, Leslie Ramos-Salazar, Kayla Sapkota, Lucia Sigmar, Kristen Waddell and Carol Wright.

Go here for the proceedings edited by Seth Frei.

Submit your full paper here. Deadline for submitting to Proceedings - January 6.

Awards & Recognition

Richard D. Irwin Distinguished Paper Award 
Carol Wright and Lucia Sigmar, Stephen F. Austin State University
For research to be considered for the Distinguished Paper Award, you must have also submitted a completed paper here by the October 15 submission deadline. 

ABC-SWUS Marlin C. Young Outstanding Teacher Award 
Kayla Sapkota, Arkansas State University at Beebe
Click here for nomination details

FBD Outstanding Educator Award  
N. Lamar Reinsch, Georgetown University

Submission Instructions

Submissions are Closed

Submission Deadline:  October 1, 2022       

Presenters and Co-Presenters must be either an "Organization Member" or "Organization Guest".  If you do not yet have an ABC membership or a guest account (free, but with no benefits), please create an account before submitting or registering by visiting the ABC membership page.    

VIEW SUBMISSION - Co-presenters and co-authors can see title, but cannot view the submission.

  1. Log in to the ABC site and click My Options.
  2. From the dropdown menu, click My Profile. 
  3. Select My Options, then My Presentations (at bottom of list—lower right corner).
  4. Click your desired submission

Only Submitter can edit and can accept the submission.  Click here for steps.

ACCEPTANCE - Submitter should accept or decline an approved invitation to present by following these steps:

  1. Log in to the ABC site and click My Options.
  2. From the dropdown menu, click My Profile. 
  3. Select My Options, then My Presentations (at bottom of list—lower right corner).
  4. Click your desired submission.
  5. Click Accept Approval or Decline Approval and follow the prompts.


You can now register for the 2023 FBD/ABC-SW conference!


1. Go to fbdonline.org and click the "Login or Create Account" button at the top. Everyone will need to create an account. To do so, enter your email address (FBD suggests using a personal email address to avoid university spam filter issues) and click "Register."


2. Once you have completed the account setup process and are logged in, you can select View Menu and then select "Registration Page" OR you can go directly to fbdonline.org/shop 


3. On the right hand side of the Registration Page, click on the association for which you need to register (ABC-SWUS). Be sure to choose the appropriate registration fee, either Regular if you are a faculty member or Student if you are a full-time doctoral student.


4. You can also add to your cart any optional items such as guest badges or awards banquet tickets. IMPORTANT: If you need to register for multiple associations (for example, ABC-SW and ABIS), please contact the Secretary/Treasurer Kelly Noe at noekelly@sfasu.edu


5. Once you are done adding items to your cart, go to the cart (shown at top right hand corner of the page and in various links during registration) to complete your registration. You will need to add your name and email address to each 'ticket' or 'registration' that you have purchased (e.g., registration fee, banquet, etc.).

6. You will then need to complete the registration page with relevant information such as badge name, university affiliation, etc. Please use complete words (e.g., University instead of Univ) and use upper and lower case letters (e.g., John Smith instead of john smith) as your completion of these fields will be used to generate receipts and name badges. Your badge name should be the name you personally prefer to go by (e.g., Michelle instead of Dr. McEacharn). Be sure to check off on each of the notification items related to guests, participation, Covid policy, and refund policy.
7. At the bottom of the registration page is the payment section. Do NOT use the PayFlow option. Please use the credit card option only. The PayFlow option will not allow you to complete your payment processing.
If you need to reset your password and are having trouble, please contact Webmaster Cheryl Prachyl at info@fbdonline.org from the email account under which your FBD account exists.
To avoid late registration fees, please complete your registration by February 13, 2023.

Lodging & Venue

Hyatt Regency Houston