KCA | Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

2019 Kentucky Communication Association Annual Conference
in partnership with the Tennessee Communication Association

Communication Across Borders
Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz, KY
September 19-21, 2019

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: July 6, 2019
Please email all submissions directly to: mchastain@spalding.edu
On the title page, please include the type of submission (e.g., which of the 7 types listed below). The name, affiliation, and email address for each participant must be included in your submission.

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 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. 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)