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Carolinas Communication Association Call for Proposals – CCA 2021

Deadline: May 15, 2021

Conference Theme: PATHWAYS


Mars Hill University
Mars Hill, North Carolina
Carolinas Communication Association
2020 Annual Conference
September 24-25, 2021

Communication opens itself to a variety of paths to research, teaching and service. This year’s Carolinas Communication Association theme is Pathways. Our paths will converge in Mars Hill, North Carolina, for the Carolinas Communication Association annual conference at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, North Carolina, on September 25-26, 2020.

As with any path, there are a variety of routes to take:

  • Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit their research papers.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit research posters.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to give reports of research-in-progress.
  • Faculty are invited to submit research papers.
  • Faculty are invited to submit research or teaching panels.
  • Faculty are invited to submit Great Ideas For Teaching Students, which we call GIFTS.

Research papers should be between 8-40 pages (eight to forty) in length. Panel submissions, poster submissions, research-in-progress or great ideas for teaching students, may be more impressionistic and are of an open length. Whichever path you decide to take, please feel encouraged to share with us your work on your terms. The beauty of communication as an academic discipline is the way that it allows for a variety of theoretical, methodological and conceptual approaches. All are welcome here.

Awards are available for the top faculty, top undergraduate and top graduate papers. We believe in showcasing good work and meaningful ideas that might not always find a home at other conferences. Even if your path has taken you outside of the geographic boundaries of the Carolinas, we welcome communication research from near and far. Our conference is often the first conference for undergraduate or graduate students. Our conference is also one that seasoned faculty often find themselves returning to (or  attending for the first time) to learn about ongoing work in the discipline, to reconnect with colleagues, former students and old friends, and to meet new ones as well.

We are living in recognition of the paths that have been established for us by our predecessors. We invite those who have had previous affiliations with our region or our association to feel inspired to return anew. We are able to do the good work we are doing because of the paths that others have taken before us. Join us virtually with many thanks to  Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, North Carolina, on September 24-25, 2021. We look forward to seeing you there.

Please submit your work as a .doc or .pdf attachment to Dr. Peter Joseph Gloviczki
< > no later than May 15, 2021. Early submissions are welcomed and encouraged.

CCA2021, #findyourpath

Dr. Peter Joseph Gloviczki
Associate Professor of Communication, Coker University
Vice President and 2021 Main Conference Planner*, Carolinas Communication Association

*Thank you to Coker University senior Skylar Stowers ‘20 for devising the #findyourpath hashtag for the conference. Thank you also to Dr. Gloviczki’s public relations writing students for feedback that strengthened this call.

March 31, 2021

Details about the CCA 2021 Virtual Conference Experience


We are very much looking forward to the virtual 2021 Carolinas Communication Association conference. We on the Executive Committee are writing to share about the specifics of the upcoming conference experience.

We invite your paper submissions (8-20 pages), panel submissions and Great Ideas For Teaching Students (GIFTS) submissions. A reminder that all paper submissions are automatically eligible for top faculty awards (faculty), top graduate paper awards (graduate students) and top undergraduate paper awards (undergraduate students). We also invite digital posters of research by undergraduates, graduate students and faculty. Submitters are kindly asked to indicate whether their status (faculty, graduate student or undergraduate student) on the title page of their submission. We are an inclusive, welcoming conference and we look forward to receiving your work.

In addition, in view of the COVID 19 pandemic, we would also like to offer submitters the opportunity to submit extended abstracts (250 words to 750 words) of work in progress. Extended abstracts can be submitted in any of the aforementioned categories (paper, panel or GIFTS) and should be clearly labeled as extended abstracts. While extended abstracts will not be eligible for awards, all submissions will be considered for programming as part of CCA 2021.

We aim to maintain the May 15, 2021, submission deadline, and we ask that all submissions are emailed to Dr. Peter Joseph Gloviczki, 1st Vice President of CCA, <> as attachments. Feel free to send any submission questions to Dr. Gloviczki. He is glad to be helpful.

Once refereed, all submitters will be notified of the status of their submissions. We will ask that accepted participants record a brief, explanatory video of their work and upload the video to YouTube. We imagine each video will be somewhere between two and twelve minutes in length. Once uploaded, please share a link to the video via email with Dr. Gloviczki. Dr. Gloviczki will then include that link in the conference program. Our hope is that conference participants will be able to view the videos ahead of time and that the conference date/time (via Zoom) will primarily be used to discuss the work. Acceptance of work carries with it the expectation that accepted authors will both submit a link to a video of their work to Dr. Gloviczki and participate in the live Zoom experience.  We believe this two-step process (recorded video and live Zoom) is a dynamic way to share work via digital modalities and we are excited to utilize it.

We view the Zoom experience during the conference days (September 24-25, 2021) as a conversational space. Participants will have the opportunity to dialogue about posted videos, which will be organized into relevant sessions. We aim to hold both the keynote session and the business meeting live via Zoom during the conference days. We are excited to convene our community virtually in 2021.

As always, feel free to be in touch with any questions. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

The Executive Committee of the Carolinas Communication Association