Call For Papers – 2017 Conference (75th Anniversary!)

From Plato to Pixels: Honoring the Past. Celebrating the Present. Shaping the Future.

As the great Greek philosopher, Plato, once said, “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” Oral communication laid the foundation of our discipline through the use of the spoken word. The introduction of writing ushered in a new era of communication where people no longer relied just on the spoken word to pass down their stories over generations, but could communicate them through the use of symbols and alphabets. In the 15th century, the invention of the printing press produced a quantum increase in

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Call for Papers – 2016 Conference


Imagination exists in the space between perception and understanding. It is the source of empathy, as we are reminded to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. We imagine ourselves as members of communities that stretch beyond our local surroundings, and we lose ourselves in the fictional adventures of dramatic characters living in extraordinary times. Imagination is a source of great wonder and the stuff of innovation and creation, and yet we seem to pay little attention to nurturing imagination in education, instead putting emphasis on knowledge above all else.

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Call for GIFTS sessions

Call for Panelists
G.I.F.T.S. (Great Ideas for Teaching Students)
New York State Communication Association 
October 14-16, 2016 - 74th Annual Conference
Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center - 356 Villa Roma Road, Callicoon, NY 12723


Great Ideas For Teaching Students (GIFTS) always provides an excellent opportunity for faculty members and/or graduate students to share classroom-tested “great ideas” with other educators. With an emphasis on “empathy” and “inspiration”, this year’s conference theme aligns closely with the pedagogical goals of many educators. Submissions may be an activity, assignment, project, game, or simulation addressing a specific communication

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Call for Proceedings: 73rd annual conference

Research papers presented at the 73rd annual conference of the New York State Communication Association in 2015 are now being accepted for publication in the conference Proceedings. Deadline: March 1, 2016.

o Papers are blind peer-reviewed* with the exception of keynote addresses and GIFT panel submissions.

o Award-winning papers, having been already selected for presentation at the conference through a blind-review process, do not undergo a second review but are published in the Proceedings as part of the award.

o Only papers presented at the 2015 conference will be considered for publication in this volume. TO SUBMIT A PAPER:


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Family-Friendly activities at Villa Roma during the conference.

Villa Roma is offering LOW COST CHILD-SITTING SERVICES during the conference events on Friday and Saturday for children ages 3-12 (must be potty-trained) on site at the conference for both day and night hours!!

$10 for the entire day shift from 10am-5pm (parents pick them up for lunch) and $6 for the entire night shift from 9pm-11pm. This is a group rate and Villa Roma has plenty of activities the kids will enjoy during this time and a great large kid friendly room! The sign up DEADLINE IS FRIDAY so please email Anastacia Kurylo, vice president and conference organizer, at 

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Call For Papers – The 2015 Conference – Deadline passed

Call for Papers

 73rd Annual Conference

New York State Communication Association

October 16-18, 2015

Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center (NEW location!)


Are You In Or Are You Out? Aligning Ourselves With Communication

This question evokes thoughts about popularity, group membership, identity, culture, inclusion, belonging, alliances, allegiances, peer pressure, and much more. Our groupings impact the way we see the world, understand ourselves and others, and advance as a culture. Communication provides opportunities to explore our differences and similarities as well as construct these. Although new structures and contexts for unification, division, conflict, and distortion get created they harken

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