ABC Western United States
March 1 - 5, 2020
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Baja, Mexico Cruise
Aboard a cruise ship, absent Internet connections, and surrounded by beauty and open space, this conference offers a rare opportunity to be in the moment and enjoy rich presentations and discussions about business communication topics. A major goal of this conference is engage in more profound and meaningful conversations than are often not possible in our distracted lives on land!
- Research. These presentations involve completed research projects with empirical data about communication in the workplace. In rare cases, these may be theoretical presentations.
- Scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). These presentations involve completed research projects with empirical data from communication classes and training.
- Research development colloquia. These sessions are devoted to developing early-stage research projects and /or for early-career folks who may be completing their dissertations or starting a new research project.
- Innovative teaching. These sessions involve 5-minute presentations about innovative teaching of business communication topics.
Research and SoTL submissions should be approximately 500-word abstracts with clear statements of purpose, research approach, data set, findings, conclusions, and implications.
Research development colloquium submissions should be approximately 500-word abstracts with clear statements of purpose, research questions, and research approach. These submissions should also contain a description about the challenges you are currently trying to solve and the types of feedback you’d like to receive from your peers.
Innovative teaching submissions should be approximately 250-word abstracts with clear statements of purpose, learning objectives and outcomes, and assignment/exercise description.
Submissions are due on the ABC website by August 15. Decisions will be provided by September 15.
Please email Peter Cardon, (Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California), ABC West Conference chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly with any questions.