Call for Papers

73nd Annual NYSCA Conference – October 16-18, 2015

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

This question evokes thoughts about popularity, gro

up membership, identity, culture, inclusion,

belonging, alliances, allegiances, peer pressure, a

nd much more. Our groupings impact the way we see the

world, understand ourselves and others, and advance

as a culture. Although new structures and contexts

for unification, division, conflict, and distortion

get created they harken back to the ways we have

traditionally grouped people and things. Group alig

nment and dialogue that encourages inclusion may be

at the heart of much of our communication practices.


Come present, discuss, and listen to panelists discussing these and other cutting edge topics at NYSCA 2015.

This year’s conference theme invites papers that take alignment as a focal point. Specific topic areas relevant to the overarching theme include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Critical Theory
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Ethics and Law
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Body Studies
  • Group Membership and Categorization
  • Media Criticism
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Leadership
  • Political Discourse and Debate
  • Public Relations and Marketing
  • Research Methods
  • Social Media and Technology
  • Social Networks

Call for papers (deadline has passed)