ICA Annual Conference in Fukuoka, Japan
Theme: Communicating with Power
9-13 June 2016
Click this link to access the papersubmission site:
Deadline for submission: Monday, 2 November2015 at 23:00 hours GMT
(Note the change to Greenwich Mean Time)
PLEASE NOTE: There are some changes for ourupcoming conference. It is very important that you read Division and InterestGroup calls carefully. Where there is a difference between Section requirementsand ICA guidelines, the Section requirements will take precedence. There is anoverall limit of 5 submissions per presenter again this year.
Tips for Online Submission
INDIVIDUAL PROPOSAL: SUBMITTING A PAPER OREXTENDED ABSTRACT?
Have your document ready to upload! YouMUST upload a paper or extended abstract in order to complete the submissionprocess. Before submitting your document, remember to remove all authoridentification from the text, cover page, and the file properties. (In the"File" menu select "Properties," delete any identifyinginformation, click "OK," and save the document.)
SESSIONS PROPOSALS: SUBMITTING A PANEL ORROUND TABLE PROPOSAL?
Plan ahead! The Session Organizer submitsthe panel proposal, and enters all of the panel information including theabstract rationale, and listing of all panel participants. When entering apanel participant, please SEARCH THE DATABASE for the participants. ENTER ONLY2 OR 3 LETTERS OF THE FIRST AND LAST NAMES WHEN SEARCHING. This strategy willminimize the possibility of missing a record because of a 'special' characterin the first or last names. Creating a second record for a person already inthe database will cause problems in the future. In the Panel Description fieldenter the text of your panel proposal including rationale, presentation authorsand titles, and abstracts or any other information mentioned in the Call forPapers. You can do this by copying and pasting the text of the panel proposalfrom your Word document.
CONSIDER SUBMITTING YOUR WORK OR PAPER AS ATHEME SESSION
If your topic crosses the interests ofseveral divisions or interest groups, and relates to this year’s theme,Communicating with Power, consider submitting your work or paper as a themesession for the conference, rather to a single specialty division.Communicating power is about communicating—both sending andreceiving—powerfully or forcefully. This is reaching out to the influencers,not necessarily those just holding formal positions. It is speaking with alouder voice, designing with cleverer graphics, shooting with more artistic andappealing videography. It is gamification so that messages are absorbed andacted upon. It is investigating phenomena and variables that, when betterunderstood, will make a bigger difference with more people, making a corner ofthe world a better place. The currency of academia is influence. If we caninfluence to make a positive difference, we will have communicated with power.
If you have any questions about submittingyour work for the theme sessions, please get in touch with this year’s themechair, Cherian George, Hong Kong Baptist University School of Communication,E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome your contributions!
MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS SHOULD SUBMIT ONLINE
ICA Member Associations are eligible for atleast one panel program at the conference. The highest ranking elected officeror designated program planner of each Member Association is invited to submit apanel proposal through the online submission system by the 2 Novembersubmission deadline. Follow the instructions for submitting a panel session andsubmit under Sponsored Sessions.
Help is available:
If you need help with online submission,contact the appropriate ICA division or Interest Group program planner. Contactinformation is listed in the Call for Papers. All divisions and interest groupsare accepting only electronic submissions.
Read the full Call for Papers(http://www.icahdq.org/conf/2016/2016cfp.pdf) now as a PDF.
Please note: The last few days of the papersubmission period have traditionally been periods of very high activitiy. Westrongly urge early submissions in order to avoid problems.