Federation of Business Disciplines
Association for Business Communication Southwestern U.S.

Moody Gardens Hotel and Convention Center
Galveston, Texas
April 10-13, 2024

Please submit a proposal or paper related to business communication topics for presentation at the 2024 ABC-SWUS Conference in Galveston, Texas. Research papers, position papers, or case studies related to business communication topics 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

  • Papers or proposals should include a statement of the problem or purpose, methodology section (if applicable), findings (as available), a summary, implications for education and/or business, and a bibliography.

  • If you are submitting a proposal only, it should contain 750 to 1,500 words and must be submitted on the ABC website. Click the link for the 2024 ABC-SWUS Conference or use the following direct link:

  • If you are submitting a completed paper, submit your proposal online as indicated above. Then click here to submit the completed paper as a Microsoft Word document by October 2, 2023.

  • Personal and institutional identification should be removed from the body of the paper. Identify yourself and your institution only on the cover page. Submissions will be anonymously reviewed.

  • A cover page is required with the title of the paper and identifying information for each author: name, institutional affiliation, address, phone, and e-mail address. For your research to be considered for the Richard D. Irwin Distinguished Paper Award, you must submit here a completed paper rather than a proposal by the submission deadline, October 2, 2023.

  • Submitted papers should not have been previously presented or published, nor should they be under consideration or accepted for presentation elsewhere.

  • Upon receiving notice of acceptance, all authors and co-authors are expected to pre-register for ABC-SWUS and FBD at

    Submission Deadline: Papers and proposals must be received by October 2, 2023.
    Proceedings Deadline: Accepted papers must be received by January 8, 2024.


FBD Statement of Academic Integrity

Your paper should not have been previously published or previously presented at FBD. Please indicate to the Program Chair if your paper is currently under submission to another FBD association. If your paper is later accepted by another FBD association, it is your responsibility to notify the appropriate Program Chairs.


For information, contact Program Chair Dr. Ashton Mouton at