2019 Annual Conference

84th Annual International Conference
October 23-26, 2019
Detroit, Michigan USA


The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, 1114 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226

Rates: Single/Double $185 (plus 15% tax; subject to change). Includes internet, fitness center and indoor pool.

This grandly restored 1924 landmark was once the worlds tallest hotel.  Enjoy easy access to restaurants, casinos, and nightlife, as well as Comerica Park and Ford Field. 

Call for Papers


Submissions open:  Friday, January 4, 2019

Pre-Conference Workshop proposals due:  Monday, February 25, 2019

Mentor and Peer Review proposals due:  Monday, February 25, 2019

Submissions close:  Friday, April 26, 2019.

Expected Tracks                              Subject to change

Communication Issues in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Consulting and Training
Diversity and Inclusion
Employment Issues in Business Communication
Executive, Managerial, and MBA Communication
Innovative Instructional Methods
Intercultural and Global Communication
Interpersonal and Non-Verbal Communication
Organizational Communication
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Social Responsibility, Civic Engagement, Sustainability, and Business Ethics
Technology, Digital Communication, Social Media, and Web 2.0
Visual Communication

Expected Focus                                 Subject to change
Consulting & practice

Silent Auction

The C. R. Anderson Foundation Silent Auction held at the ABC annual international conference is a great way to involve our graduate students.  Auction proceeds will go towards supporting our graduate students travel grants.  Check back later 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.