83rd Annual International Conference
October 24-27, 2018
Miami, Florida, USA
Celebrating Diversity and Culture in Business Communication
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- Program & Presidential Address
- Conference Forum
- Lodging & Location
- Call for Papers & Session Types
- Silent Auction
- Transportation & Travel Tips
- Conference Contacts
Image courtesy: Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
Click here for a downloadble pdf of the conference program.
Learn more about workshops.
Would you like to upload handouts? Would you like to connect with ABC members to find a roommate for the conference or share transportation to/from the airport? Maybe you would like to discuss the conference before heading to Miami? Visit the conference forum, which is private and available to ABC members only.
Lunch and Learn with Cengage Learning
Thursday, October 25
Cengage Learning is sponsoring a Lunch and Learn. Enjoy a Cengage-provided lunch and take this opportunity to learn how the accessibility and affordability of course materials influence how many students meet your desired learning outcomes.
Additional details will be posted by early August. Sign-ups are limited with conference registration. Want to add this option after you have already registered? Find steps here.
Click here for registration details.
Enjoy the tropical ambiance of South Florida at our conference venue:
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, 1633 North Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33132.
One block north of Adrian Arts/Omni Metro.
Rates: Single/Double $199 (plus 13% tax; subject to change). Includes internet and health club access.
Click here to reserve. Should you require a roll-in shower or other needs for accessibility, please reserve directly with the hotel by calling (305)374-3900.
Conference delegates are responsible for making their own reservations and paying for their lodging, travel, and other expenses.
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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
Call for Proposals
Focus - Teaching, Research, Consulting, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Learn about Proceedings here. Log in and then submit your full paper by June 30. Find past conference Proceedings on the ABC Publications page.
Plans are underway for the C. R. Anderson Foundation Silent Auction held at the ABC annual international conference. The auction is a great way to involve our graduate students. This year, 100% of auction proceeds will go towards supporting our graduate students travel grants. Click here to tell us what you are bringing to the auction or to donate.
ABC affiliate C. R. Anderson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Your donations and contributions are deductible to the extent allowed by U. S. tax law.
A Biscayne Bay float? A tasty outing to Little Havana? A visit to Coconut Grove? A walk through the pop art of
Sign up for "on your own" outings with ABC mates on the conference forum. You may like to start your own "excursion" thread there, but to get started, check out the forum threads. All transportation is on your own. Read of some options in Transportation & Travel Tips.
Want to get further away?
Airport to Conference Venue via Public Transit-one way is about $2.25. At Miami International Airport, take free MIA Mover (every 5 min.) to Miami Airport Metro. Purchase Metro fare card at station or online. Travel South to Government Center. Exit Metro and take the free Metro Mover-Omni Loop (every 6 min.). Exit at Adrian Airts/Omni Metro. Go 1 block north to hotel. (Wheelchair accessible.)
Renting a car? For tolls, consider purchasing a SunPass mini sticker transponder to pre-pay tolls.