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[ecrea] RMCA CFP
Fri Feb 01 18:34:47 GMT 2013
RMCA 2013 CFP:
I am pleased to announce this year’s conference, /Doin’ It With E’s:
Extreme, Electoral, and Electronic Communication/, on *April 20, 2013
*at Group Publishing in Loveland, CO.
As another presidential election cycle concludes, we reflect on the
possibilities, limitations and challenges presented by an ever-expanding
range of communication processes. Effective communication enables us to
negotiate relationships, tasks, and meanings in a variety of contexts,
but for a variety of reasons communication is not always effective, and
not always intended as such. Extreme, electoral, and electronic
communication challenge both common and sophisticated notions about
communication effectiveness and present rich possibilities for
understanding communication processes.
The 2013 RMCA conference theme, /Doin’ It With E’s/, is intended to
provide participants with an opportunity to interrogate communication
processes, intentions and outcomes, by focusing our attention on the
challenges and opportunities associated with extreme, electoral, and
electronic communication. We invite the submission of papers and panels
that provoke dialogue and thought about these issues; how they come to
be, what they look like, how they’re overcome, and what role they play
in life, culture, and politics. This is a wide-ranging conference theme,
and thus we anticipate that papers deal with it from numerous
intellectual and methodological perspectives. Submissions outside of
this theme are also welcomed and will be given full consideration.
Scholarship at all levels of higher-education, including undergraduate
students are encouraged to submit papers or panel proposals.
*All submissions must be received by February 22, 2013, in order to be
considered for participation at RMCA’s 2013 conference. Authors of
accepted papers and panels will be expected to register for the
conference by the pre-registration deadline of April 12, 2013. Submit
papers and proposals to: *
Rocky Mountain Communication Association submission manager
Completed individual papers may be submitted electronically in MS Word
or Adobe PDF format. Please remove all references to the author from
the text and include the following in the cover letter/biography box of
the submission form:
* Name and affiliation of author or authors
* Title of paper
* 120 word (max) abstract
* Indicate which if any of the authors are graduate or undergraduate
Panel and performance proposals may also be submitted in the above
formats and should include the following:
* Proposed title of panel or performance
* Names and affiliations of participants
* 120 word (max) abstract for the entire presentation
* 120 word (max) abstract for each paper (if applicable)
In addition, for both panels and papers, please include any AV equipment
requirements or special room considerations. Please understand,
however, that while we will make every effort to accommodate requests,
we cannot guarantee that they will be met. Please limit requests to
those that are absolutely necessary for your presentation.
Each year, RMCA presents a variety of awards at its annual luncheon,
including certificates for an *Outstanding Undergraduate Paper* and an
*Outstanding Graduate Paper* selected by the RMCA Leadership Council.
This year, RMCA will be expanding these awards. The Outstanding
Undergraduate Paper will henceforth be awarded as an *Outstanding
Four-Year Student Paper*. A new award, *Outstanding Two-Year Student
Paper* will also be awarded. In addition to those, /please nominate/
outstanding individuals for the recognitions described below.
Nominations can be submitted to Rocky Mountain Communication Association
submission manager <https://rmca.submittable.com/submit>, and must
include the nominee's name, affiliation, and a maximum one-page
description of why they are deserving. The award categories are:
*Outstanding Teaching Assistant* - given to an undergraduate or graduate
teaching assistant who has demonstrated excellence inside and out of the
*Award for Communication Excellence (A.C.E.)* - given to an individual
in recognition of distinguished contributions to the Communication
*RMCA Lifetime Achievement Award* - given only on rare occasions to a
truly deserving and outstanding representative of our discipline.
*All communication regarding the conference should be sent to Mark
Finney at *(markfinney /at/ adams.edu) <mailto:(markfinney /at/ adams.edu)>.
Thank you for your interest in this year’s RMCA conference, and I look
forward to seeing you in Loveland.
President-elect and Program Planner
Mark Finney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of
Adams State University
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