CAER at NCA Dallas 16-19 November 2017

Eurasian Communication Association of North America/Communication Association of Eurasian Researchers

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS ON COMMUNICATION THEORY AND PRACTICE IN EASTERN EUROPE, RUSSIA, CIS and FORMER SOVIET REPUBLICS

November 16-19, 2017, Dallas (Texas)

Deadline for Submissions: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time

The Eurasian Communication Association of North America (ECANA), currently functioning under the new name Communication Association of Eurasian Researchers (CAER), welcomes submissions that focus on various aspects of communication in, with, and about Eastern Europe, Russia, CIS and Former Soviet Republics.

While any work will be considered, work that engages the official theme for the NCA 103rd Annual Convention, "Our Legacy, Our Relevance”, in the context of our regional focus upon Eastern Europe, Russia and/or reflecting on communication and its historical challenges in these regions will receive special consideration. Please read more about this year’s theme at the NCA Convention website: www.natcom.org/convention/.

We welcome any methodological approaches and theoretical perspectives that may advance our understanding of communication discipline, including papers about communicative or rhetorical behavior, social interaction, theoretical contributions, any form of mediated or face-to-face form of communication or interaction between people from the above countries and cultures. However, submissions should not be limited to these areas as long as they are related to the above-mentioned regions in some way. In addition to the traditional types of submissions, we encourage innovative methods that may not use traditional presentational formats or require the literal presence of such participants. We also encourage paper sessions and panel discussion submissions that include presenters from multiple institutions and/or multiple countries.

We accept submissions in three formats: individual papers, paper sessions and panel discussion proposals. All submissions must be written in English and must be submitted via NCA Convention Central. Emailed or mailed submissions will not be accepted.

Individual Paper: An individual paper is a fully-developed, complete paper. Extended abstracts should contain sufficient information for review; although abstracts will be considered, priority will be given to full papers. You should not submit a paper that has been published or accepted for publication at the time of submission. Superior paper submissions may be sent to the Scholar to Scholar sessions, which provide a format especially appropriate for visual and aural work, multimedia projects, and interactive presentations. If you wish your paper to be considered for the Scholar to Scholar sessions, please check the appropriate agreement box during the submission process. Authors will enter their submission information to include title, author(s), paper description (for the convention program), and uploaded abstract or completed paper file. Please note that you must remove ALL identifying information from your uploaded paper file prior to submission. Uploaded files should not exceed 25 pages of primary text, excluding abstract, title page and works cited page(s).

Paper Session: A paper session is submitted as a pre-conceived and complete session of papers centered around a common subject, theme, concept, or idea. All paper session proposals must include an overall description of the session, a paper session rationale, the title of each proposed paper, author(s) name and contact information, and an abstract for each paper. A session chair is required.

Panel Discussion: A panel discussion is submitted as a pre-conceived and complete session of presenters discussing a topic/issue. All panel discussion submissions must include the entry of each presenter involved. A session chair is required. Please provide a rationale for acceptance outlining the importance of the submission.

If you are not a member of NCA, you will be able to create a user name and password for NCA Convention Central by using the "Create an Account" link on the main sign-in page of NCA Convention Central. The best student and faculty submissions will be recognized and top papers will be considered for publication in the RCA-sponsored Russian Journal of Communication.

We expect a high number of papers and panel proposals. If you're willing to join our team of reviewers, please email Marta N. Lukacovic (marta.lukacovic@furman.edu) and provide details about your area of expertise.

All submitters are encouraged to review the Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to submission. Helpful resources (including the Professional Standards for Convention Participants), such as live and recorded step-by-step instructions on how to submit, are available in the NCA Convention Library (www.natcom.org/conventionresources).