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

2018 Conference

'Just' Communication: Social and Other

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.  

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.

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:

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.

(View the CFP)


Future Conference Locations

2019 - Lake Barkley with TCA (West)

2020 - EKU or Berea Colloge or Louisville (Central)

2021 - NKU (North)