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The Organization for Research on Women and Communication invites submissions for program proposals and competitive papers for the Western States Communication Association Convention in Seattle, WA (February 22-25, 2019).  ORWAC seeks submissions that speak to both its emphasis on research regarding women, intersectionality, gender, and feminism, and the Convention theme, “Advocating with Evidence.” Of particular interest are papers and panels that challenge or extend understandings of feminist advocacy, address the building of critically conscious coalitions, and explore the complexity of racial and gender identities.

Paper submission guidelines: ORWAC does not accept works in progress nor should papers have been previously presented, published, or be accepted for presentation or publication.  Authors who have not previously presented a paper at a conference or published in a journal should mark their papers as “Debut” in the upper right-hand corner of the title page as well as indicate their status (e.g., bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral student). ORWAC offers $500 awards to the “Top Paper” and “Top Student Paper.” All student submissions should be marked as “Student” for consideration of the “Top Student Paper” award.

Paper submissions should not exceed 25 pages and should be free of information identifying the author(s).

Program Panel submission guidelines: Include the following information:  1) Thematic title of the program; 2) Description and rationale of program; 3) Title and brief description of each presentation or questions to be pursued by panelists; 4) Names, affiliations, email addresses and phone numbers of all participants.  Alternative formats are encouraged as are innovative program proposals that provide opportunities for engaged interaction among participants and attendees. 

To all submitters, please stipulate any requests for equipment with your initial submission.  Requests for equipment submitted after the submission deadline will not be met. For additional details about the WSCA convention, please consult

All submissions are due no later than September 1, 2018 by 11:59 pm PST in order to be considered.


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