2018 ABC Southwestern U.S. / FBD Conference

Association for Business Communication Southwestern United States/Federation of Business Disciplines

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
March 7–10, 2018

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The ABC-SWUS program, as published on the FBD website, specifically appears on pages 44 through 51.

Call for Papers

See the full call for papers here.

Research papers or position papers 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


Proposal Submission Instructions

Submissions closed.  Notifications were announced.  Contact Kelly Grant if you did not receive notification. 

ACCEPTANCE - Submitters 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. 

See the full call for papers for guidelines.


Raymond Lesikar Outstanding Researcher Award

“Communications Strategies for Human Resource Managers and Other Counselors: Extensions and Applications of
Equity Theory.”

Lamar Reinsch, Lubbock Christian University
Vicki Gates, Georgetown University 



For questions about Proceedings, please contact Danica Schieber, Proceedings Chair.


Conference and hotel registration will take place at www.fbdonline.org .  


Hyatt Regency Albuquerque

Book your room by February 19, 2018.
Rates $144 for single, double, triple, or quad.
Contact the hotel at (505) 842-1234; see lodging link at FBD site.

Program Chair

Kelly Grant