National Communication Association Environmental Communication Division Call for Annual Convention Submissions
NCA Environmental Communication Division Call for Annual Convention Submissions
Convention Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Convention Theme: Embracing Opportunities
The submission deadline is Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 11:59 p.m. PST.
The Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association invites submissions for competitively selected papers, paper sessions and panel discussions that address the relationships between environmental issues and communication theories and practices. The Division welcomes submissions involving traditional as well as innovative theories, methods, and objects of analysis.
This year, the First Vice President of NCA is sponsoring a special Embracing Opportunities series. The Opportunities series includes six segments: Opportunities for Pedagogy, Opportunities Regarding Research, Opportunities Regarding Service, Opportunities for Technology and Community, Opportunities Regarding Administration, and Opportunities Beyond the Academy. If a submission pertains directly to the convention theme, Embracing Opportunities, the submitter should submit the paper, paper session, or panel discussion/performance through this special series in NCA Convention Central. For more information, please see the Embracing Opportunities series calls on NCA Convention Central.
For submissions to the Environmental Communication Division, the submission of completed papers is encouraged, but paper sessions and panel discussions are also welcome. All submissions to the Environmental Communication Division will be competitively reviewed. During the Division’s Business Meeting at the 2015 convention, top papers will be honored at the faculty and student levels.
All submissions must be made electronically through NCA Convention Central: (http://ww4.aievolution.com/nca1501/).
All submitters are encouraged to review the documents on the Convention Resource Library webpage (http://www.natcom.org/conventionresources/). Helpful resources, including recorded step-by-step instructions on how to submit, are available.
1) Individual competitive papers should include:
• Paper title and author(s) information
• Description, not exceeding 150 words in length
• Well-developed paper, not exceeding 25 pages, excluding references, tables, and figures uploaded
Review criteria include: theoretical and analytical rigor, writing quality, topical relevance and timeliness, and overall contribution to environmental communication theory and/or practice.
No information identifying the author may appear in the uploaded paper file accompanying your submission. Remove your name from the title page and the text before uploading your paper to NCA Convention Central.
Authors are encouraged to consider the “Scholar-to-Scholar” interactive presentation format, utilizing posters and emphasizing interactive discussion. Please identify the submission accordingly, by checking the agreement box, if interested in this format.
2) Paper session proposals should include:
• Session title
• Session description, not exceeding 250 words
• Chair and respondent
• Title, abstract (not exceeding 75 words), and author(s) information for each paper on the session
• Rationale, not exceeding 400 words
Review criteria include: topical relevance and timeliness of theme, quality of rationale, coherence of the panel, and overall contribution to environmental communication theory and/or practice. Paper sessions that include participants from a variety of institutions are preferred.
3) Panel discussion proposals should include:
• Panel title
• Description, not exceeding 75 words
• Rationale, not exceeding 400 words
• Chair, and list of participants and their affiliations
Review criteria include: topical relevance and timeliness of theme, quality of rationale, and coherence of the panel. Discussions that include participants from a variety of institutions are preferred.
Questions and suggestions should be directed to the division planner:
Andrea Feldpausch-Parker, PhD
Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies
Faculty, Graduate Program in Environmental Science
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210