Call for Papers

Association for Business Communication

Federation of Business Disciplines

Southwestern United States

Houston, Texas

March 13 - March 16, 2019


Please submit a proposal or paper related to business communication topics for presentation at the 2019 ABC-SWUS Conference in Houston, Texas.  Research papers or position papers 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 a maximum of 750 words and must be submitted on the ABC website:  Click on this link for the 2019 Southwestern US Conference.

For your research to be considered for the Distinguished Paper Award, you must also submit a completed paper by the submission deadline, October 1, 2018 to the link on the ABC website. 

  • 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 fax numbers, and e-mail address.
  • Submitted papers should not have been previously presented or published, nor should they be under consideration or accepted for presentation elsewhere.

To be considered for the Proceedings, you must also submit your completed paper by January 16, 2019 to the link on the ABC website. 


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.



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



Papers and proposals must be received by October 1, 2018.
Submit approved papers to the Proceedings by January 16, 2019.


For information, contact Carol Wright, Program Chair, at