84th Annual International Conference
October 23-26, 2019
Detroit, Michigan USA
Video courtesy of Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau.
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- Call for Papers
- Silent Auction
- Expected Schedule
- Travel & Transit Tips
- Conference Forum
- Conference Contacts
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. Daily parking: parking $20; self $15. For accessible rooms and details,
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.
Theme: “Innovations with Business Communication: Companies, Communities, and Classrooms
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Pre-Conference Workshop proposals (Closed)
Mentor and Peer Review proposals (Closed)
Want to be
Want to participate in sponsored sessions?
Business Practices Committee panel - Click for Call Deadline April 16, 2019
Graduate Studies Panel: Emerging Trends in Business and Professional Communication - Click for Call Deadline April 12
How Do You Teach Diversity? with Jacqui Lowman - Call coming March 25
My Favorite Assignment with D. Joel Whalen - Call coming in late Spring.
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
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
Social Responsibility, Civic Engagement, Sustainability, and Business Ethics
Technology, Digital Communication, Social Media, and Web 2.0
Consulting & practice
All day workshop - one
Early morning workshops - two
Mid-afternoon workshops - two
Late afternoon workshops - two
(Times and additional details will be available after March 27.)
High-Impact Coaching Skills to Create Career-Ready Students
Carol Carter, GlobalMinded 9AM-3PM Read more.
Gamification: Designing Games Courses
Lauren Malone, Iowa State University
Artificial Intelligence for Global Virtual Teams
Peter Cardon, Carolin Fleishmann, Jolanta Aritz, University of Southern California
Researching Visual Communication: Issues, Methods & Results
Charles Kostelnick, Iowa State University
Gendered Communication Skills for Classrooms and Workplaces
Sabrina Pasztor, University of Southern California
Creative Problem Solving in Business Communication Classrooms
Becky Crews & David Eyman, Miami University, Ohio
Starting Student-Run Business Podcast and Online Journal
Marianne Richardson + 2 students, Brigham Young University
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
Wednesday, October 23
Pre-conference workshops - all day
Networking and Community Building Reception
Thursday, October 24
Opening Plenary - ABC President and ABC Second Vice President
Friday, October 25
Awards Banquet - The evening will have awards presentations by our Executive Director and time for conversation.
Saturday, October 26
Sessions conclude by noon
Detroit Metro Airport is a Delta hub.
Metro Cars offers travel via fully accessible van (about $69+tip) or by sedan to the conference venue. Book online or dial 800-456-1701. Metro Cars
Motor City...Motown...Hockeytown...Detroit's homegrown musicians include Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Eminem, Big Sean, Madonna, Ted Nugent, and Smokey Robinson.
Beloved teams include the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, Lions, and Pistons. Game night has fans with a Detroit coney dog in one hand and a craft drink in the other hand
(coming near mid-April)
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