2018 Conference

The Kentucky Communication Association will host its annual conference at Jenny Wiley State Park, Prestonsburg, KY on September 14-15, 2018.

The lodge at Buckhorn Lake Resort State Park

Call for Submissions


2018 Kentucky Communication Association Annual Conference
"Just" Communication
Jenny Wiley State Park – Prestonsburg, KY
September 14-15, 2018

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: June 15, 2018
 
The Kentucky Communication Association annual conference will be held September 14-15, 2018, at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, Prestonsburg, Kentucky.  The conference, in its 87th year, is a perfect outlet for the promotion and development of excellence in classroom teaching; provides an opportunity to distribute quality research and creative endeavors; and celebrates the artistic, humanistic, and scientific principles of communication.  
 
CONFERENCE THEME

This year’s conference is “Just” Communication. Particularly of interest are submissions that focus on social justice or human rights within the communication subdisciplines of instructional, interpersonal, mass, organizational, small group, applied, health, political, intercultural, and rhetorical communication, public relations and advertising, language/social interaction, mediation/dispute resolution and performance studies.  As always, submissions that relate to best teaching practices, scholarship, and creative endeavors are welcome. Undergraduate and graduate students and faculty scholars are encouraged to submit proposals for papers, interactive panels, workshops, and performances that address topics related to this theme. We look forward to advancing the conversation of how communication can be used to provide new perspectives on or offer innovative solutions to social problems.
SUBMISSION OPTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS
 
1. Scholarly papers.  Original research reports, think pieces, state-of-the-art literature reviews, or other scholarly endeavors may be submitted.  Papers should be no longer than 30 pages and should be formatted using APA, MLA, Chicago, or Turabian style. Please include for each author:
  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Classification (Faculty/Instructor or Student)

2. Paper abstracts. An abstract between 75 and 100 words may be submitted with a paper title for consideration.  Full papers are not required with submission. Please include for each abstract author:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Classification (Faculty/Instructor or Student)


3. Scholarly panels. Themed scholarly panels are highly encouraged.  Panel proposals should include panel title; the title and 75-150 word abstract for each paper on the panel (3-5 papers per panel maximum).  Please include for each abstract author, as well as for the chair and moderator:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Classification (Faculty/Instructor or Student)

4. Discussion roundtables. Discussion roundtables can be proposed about any topic you and your colleagues consider to be relevant to teaching, research, creativity, or service in the communication discipline.  A rationale for the roundtable (75-500 words) must be included.  Please include for each discussion leader:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Classification (Faculty/Instructor or Student)

5. Performances or presentations. Performances, presentations of films, photography exhibits, music, or other artistic works or creative interaction sessions related to the communication discipline are encouraged for submission. Please include for each performer/presenter:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Classification (Faculty/Instructor or Student)

6. Great ideas for teaching (GIFT) workshops. Lesson plans, activities, teaching models, and other great ideas for communication classrooms are always welcome at the conference.  Please submit your activity’s name and a 75-200 word description of the teaching activity workshop.  If accepted, you will be asked to bring completed handouts for the audience to help them implement the GIFT in their classrooms.  Also, be prepared to facilitate a 30-minute workshop. Please include for each GIFT author:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Classification (Faculty/Instructor or Student)


7. Student films. Friday evening will feature short student films. Please submit a link to the film on a publicly accessible site, such as YouTube. Please include for each student film author:

  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Classification (Faculty/Instructor or Student)


SITE DETAILS
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
75 Theatre Ct.
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Phone: (606) 889-1790

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park opened in 1962, named after one of the region’s most famous frontierswomen, Virginia “Jenny” Sellards Wiley (circa 1760-1831). The lodge is named for Andrew Jackson May, a local native and Congressman for many years. The park has 49 lodge rooms, 18 one and two-bedroom cottages, a dining area that seats 244 people, a convention center, hiking trails, picturesque Dewey Lake, disc golf, and a 121-site campground.

Click to Visit the Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Website!

​​Reminder:  DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: June 15, 2018
 
Submissions will be accepted via the Dropbox link between now and the June 15th deadline.

Please send all submissions directly to:
https://goo.gl/forms/E6Ach8HcZPEVCXUZ2

On the title page, please include the type of submission you are sending (i.e., which of the 7 types listed above). The name, affiliation, and email address for each participant must be included in your submission.

I can’t wait to see you at the conference!
Erin
 
Erin E. Gilles, Ph.D.
Vice President, Kentucky Communication Association
University of Southern Indiana
Department of Communication

eegilles@usi.edu