Caucus on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns
November 11-13, 2016 Philadelphia, PA
The submission deadline is Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.
CAUCUS SUBMISSION CRITERIA
The Caucus on GLBTQ Concerns welcomes submissions of competitively selected individual papers, paper sessions, and panel discussions that foster political awareness and public advocacy on issues relevant to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Voices from these communities and their allies are particularly valued.
The 2016 convention theme is “Communication’s Civic Callings” and the focus is on promoting social justice and fostering dialogue. Given this theme, the caucus invites submissions that focus on ways communication scholars can promote awareness of GLBTQ issues, and advocate within and on behalf of the GLBTQ community/communities. Submissions should examine ways that communication can be “called upon” to engage with issues relevant to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals and communities.
In addition to the general call, this year, the caucus invites submissions that focus on two additional themes:
1) A limited number of advanced works in progress may be accepted in hopes of engaging in dialogue about these works with senior scholars within the field.
2) In promotion of advancing the voices of the entire community, we are inviting submissions that focus specifically on awareness and advocacy by and/or on behalf of those who identify as bisexual, transgender, queer, and other intersectionalites of gender and/or sexuality.
A focus on these themes is welcome, however all submissions embracing the advocacy and social justice mission of the caucus are invited. Though a limited number of works in progress may be accepted, the expectation is that the majority of presentations will be of completed works. The Caucus on GLBTQ Concerns therefore enthusiastically invites all members of the communication community to submit work that speaks to issues of advocacy and social justice as we embrace our civic calling to advance the mission of the caucus.
All submissions must be made electronically through NCA Convention Central: (https://ww4.aievolution.com/nca1601/). NCA Convention Central opens for submissions on January 18, 2016 and the submission deadline is Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.
- All individual papers, paper sessions, and panel discussions must be submitted electronically to NCA Convention Central. Formats for uploaded files include Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, PDF, and JPG.
- For Individual Papers, NCA Convention Central will also ask you to indicate whether or not you would like your paper to be considered for Scholar-to-Scholar (S2S). If you check this box during submission, the unit planner may forward your paper to the S2S unit if it includes visual images that may be more appropriate for table display and interactive discussion with “wandering scholars.” Note that NCA will not provide audio-visual equipment for S2S displays. Submitted Panel Discussions, Paper Sessions, and Contributed Performances will not be sent for consideration for S2S.
- Each submission should be made to only one unit (i.e., division, caucus, affiliate).
SUBMITTING AN INDIVIDUAL PAPER
Submitted papers must include:
- A title
- A 250-500 word description/abstract
- Author(s) information
- An uploaded copy of the paper with no more than 25 double-spaced pages of text, not including references
- No information identifying the author within the uploaded abstract or text.
SUBMITTING A PAPER SESSION
Submitted paper sessions must include:
- A title for the session
- A very basic session description (75 words max.)
- A list of chair(s) and respondent(s)
- Titles and descriptions (150 words max.) along with author(s) for each paper
- A session rationale (500 words max) including the session’s relevance to the Caucus
SUBMITTING A PANEL DISCUSSION
Submitted panel discussions must include:
- A title for the panel
- A very basic panel description (75 words max.)
- A list of presenters
- A panel rationale (500 words max.) including the panel’s relevance to the Caucus
SUBMITTING A CONTRIBUTED PERFORMANCE
Submitted Performances must include:
1. A title for the performance
2. The name of the performer(s)
3. A 250-500 word description of the performance
4. A working script or draft of the performance (not to exceed 18 minutes when performed)
REQUESTING AUDIOVISUAL EQUIPMENT
If you are considering a request for AV equipment, please read NCA’s Audio-Visual Equipment Policy, available in the Convention Resource Library on the NCA Website. NCA normally approves requests for internet, laptop audio, and LCD projectors, and this request must be made at the time of submission.
RESOURCES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
All submitters are encouraged to review the Professional Standards for Convention Participation 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, and definitions of submission types are available in the NCA Convention Library (www.natcom.org/conventionresources).
Questions should be directed to the 2016 Program Planner:
Alice E. Veksler
Vice Chair, Caucus on LGBTQ Concerns
Department of Communication
Christopher Newport University
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23601