CFP Conference of the Americas (Colombia)

CALL FOR PAPERS
XI COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE OF THE AMERICAS (FELAFACS-NCA)
“Communicative Convergences: Mutations of Culture and Power and Change in the Academic Field in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula”
Medellin, COLOMBIA: Sunday October 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 PM

This conference will be part of the XV Meeting of the Latin American Federation of Schools of Social Communication (FELAFACS), to be held from October 5 to 7, 2015 in MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA. We invite all to participate also with presentations and assistance in the XV Meeting of FELAFACS. The deadline for submission of papers to the XV Meeting of FELAFACS is February 28, 2015.

The American Federation of Schools of Communication (FELAFACS) and the National Communication Association (NCA) signed in 2010 a Memorandum of Understanding which formalized the relationship that began in 1997 with the first Communication Conference of the Americas, in the City of Mexico. The aim of this agreement is to establish a long-term cooperation to promote dialogue among communication scholars in the Americas, and share their perspectives on research, teaching and practice of communication to foster new ways of collaboration.

In the spirit of this understanding, the two associations support the celebration of the XI Conference of Communication of the Americas to be held in Medellin, COLOMBIA on Sunday, October 4, 2015. This conference is held as part of the XV Latin American Meeting of Schools of Social Communication (FELAFACS) to be held from 5 to 7 October 2015 in City of MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA.

The XI Conference of the Americas communication allows communication scholars of the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula to grow and create international connections to share their projects, perspectives, and experiences in the field of research, teaching and practice of communication in universities and organizations.

TOPICS OF THE PANELS
Panel 1: “Mutations of Culture and Communication in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula”
Proposals for this panel may address issues related to specific cultural mutations and their impact on changes in communication in any of the countries of the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula. The context of these cultural and communication change is open (hence may be in the social, political, cultural, urban, rural, technology, business, academic, religious, environmental, etc. context). We seek proposals for theoretical essays or research (done or in progress) that are provocative and original, and analyze the relationships between cultural change and its impact on communication mutations.

Panel 2: “Mutations of Power and Communication in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula”
Proposals for this panel may address issues related to specific mutations Power and its impact on Mutations in the communication in any of the countries of the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula. The context of these mutations power and communication is open (hence may be in the social, political, cultural, urban, rural, technological, business, academic, religious, environmental, etc. context). We seek proposals for theoretical essays or research (done or in progress) that are provocative and original, and analyze the relationships between mutations of power and its impact on communication mutations.

Panel 3: “Transformations in the Academic Communication Field in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula”
Proposals for this panel may address issues related to transformations in the Academic Communication Field produced by cultural or specific mutations in any of the countries of the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula. We seek proposals for theoretical essays or research (done or in progress) that are provocative and original, and analyze the relationships between cultural mutations and power in the academy and its impact on communication within the academy mutations level governance, teaching, research and practice.

Requirements for Proposals:
Those interested in presenting at one of these panels (1.2, 3) must submit an abstract (abstract) of 2-3 pages with the given topic to present. The deadline is 28 March 2015. Authors of accepted proposals should send your manuscripts by September 15, 2015. Each panelist will have 10 minutes to make their presentation.  Proposals may be in Spanish, English or Portuguese.

Please send proposals in Spanish to: Dr. Agrivalca Canelón. Sabana University, Bogotá, Colombia. Please send proposals in Portuguese to: Dr. Ricardo Carniel Bugs, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, Spain / Brazil. Please send proposals in English to: Dr. Luis Felipe Gómez, San Jose State University, San Jose, California. USA.

Communication Conference of the Americas 2014

Call for Papers: Communication Conference of the Americas

The 10th Communication Conference of the Americas (sponsored by FELAFACS and NCA) is to be held in Chicago on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.  We are organizing it as a preconference within the 100th National Communication Association Annual Convention.

This one-day conference will allow communication scholars from Latin America, the United States, and Canada to cultivate the international connections and create new international connections to share their projects, perspectives and experiences teaching communication in school and business settings in the Americas.

Proposal Requirements:
Those interested in presenting in this conference may submit a 2-3-page abstract (summary) proposal of the topic to be presented. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2014 (11:59 pm Pacific Time).  The authors of accepted proposals will send a copy of their 10-page articles by November 14, 2014.  Papers will be presented in a panel format and each panelist will have 10 minutes to present.  Proposals for the conference can be submitted in English, Portuguese, or Spanish.

Panels 1 and 2:  Best Teaching Practices of Communication in UNIVERSITIES in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula

Proposals for these panels can address issues related to innovative teaching strategies used in the way we teach communication courses at universities in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula. The innovative teaching strategies may be related to any of the different areas of communication: interpersonal, organizational, media (journalism, radio, tv, etc.) or digital media communication: Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Blogs, Podcasts, etc.  Preference will be given to the pedagogical strategies that have a global focus.

Panels 3 and 4: Best Training Practices of Communication in ORGANIZATIONS AND BUSINESSES in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula

Proposals for these panels can address issues related to innovative training strategies used in the way we teach seminars /workshops of communication in organizations and businesses in the Americas and the Iberian Peninsula. The innovative training strategy may be related to any of the different areas of communication workshops we give in organizations/businesses: managerial communication, employee – supervisor communication, communication in teamwork, customer communication , public relations, media communication (journalism , radio, tv, etc.) or communication in social networks: Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Blogs, Podcasts, etc. Preference will be given to the andragogical (adult learning) strategies that have a global focus.

Please send proposals in English to: Dr. Luis Felipe Gómez, San José State University, San José, California. USA. Please send proposals in Spanish to: Dr. Agrivalca Canelón.  Universidad de la Sabana, Bogotá, Colombia.

Please send proposals in Portuguese to: Dr. Ricardo Carniel Bugs, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, España.

Please email Dr. Felipe Gómez or Dr. Federico Varona any additional inquiries about this conference.

VII Mini Communication Conference of the Americas

CALL FOR PAPER/PANEL PRESENTATIONS

FELAFACS (Federacion Latinoamericana de Facultades de Comunicacion Social)
“Voices from the field about the Education of Communication Professional in the Americas”
“Voces desde el campo sobre la Formación de Profesionales de la Comunicacion en las Américas”
Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011
New Orleans, USA.
The deadline for submissions is April 25, 2011
In conjunction with the 2011 NCA Annual Convention “Voice” November 17-20, 2011, New Orleans, USA.

Introduction: The National Communication Association (NCA) and La Fedaración Latinoamericana de Facultades de Comunicación (FELAFACS) continue their ongoing relationship which started in 1997 with the First Communication Conference of the Americas, held in the City of Mexico. The goal of this agreement is to establish a long-term partnership to promote dialogue among communication scholars throughout the Americas, to share their perspectives on communication research, teaching and practice, and to encourage new avenues for collaboration.

In the spirit of this understanding, the VII Mini-Communication Conference of the Americas to be held in New Orleans on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. The conference will take place in conjunction with the 2011 NCA Annual Convention. This one-day conference will allow communication scholars from Latin America, the United States, Canada, and Spain to voice their perspectives and experiences in field of communication on the topics selected for the conference.

Steering Committee: Dra. Vanesa del Carmen Muriel Amezcua, Professor, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, México. Elena Hurtado, Consultora y Profesora, Universidad Privada de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Mariela Pérez Chavarría, Professor at ITESM, Campus Monterrey, México; Dr. Jesús Arroyave, Professor at Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia; Dr. Federico Varona, Professor at San José State University, San José, California (Coordinator). The members of this Committee are coordinating the planning of this conference with Brad Mello, NCA representative (Washington, D.C., USA) and Solón Calero, FELAFACS representative (Cali, Colombia).

Requirements: Those interested in presenting on one of the competitive panels outline below (panels1, 2 and 3) should submit a 2 to 3-page abstract (summary) proposal of the topic to be presented. The deadline for submissions is April 25, 2011. The authors of the accepted proposals will be asked to send up to a 15-page paper on the topic a week before the conference in November. Papers will be presented in a panel format and each panelist will have 10 minutes to present. The papers will be published on the FELAFACS website. Residents in USA and Canada should send their proposals/final papers to: Federico Varona, San José State University (fvarona@sjsu.edu). Residents in Latin-American and Spain should send their proposals/final papers to: Jesús Arroyave, Universidad del Norte, Barranquilla, Colombia (jarroyav@uninorte.edu.co)

Conference Agenda and Timetable

Panel 1:. How we do research (Methods for Collecting and Analyzing data) (Listen to voices from the professional field): communication institutions (organizations), communication professional, audiences, etc. The proposals for this panel should address any of the following topics:
• International Research on the “Methods used to research the Communication needs of communication professionals in today’s market place in the Americas”.
• Experiences of research conducted to listen to voices from the professional field
• Case studies
• Papers
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

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Panel 2: Research results on communication needs of communication professionals in the market place today in the Americas”. Lessons Learned from voices from the field. The proposals for this workshop may address the following topics:
• International Research results on the “Communication needs of communication professionals in today’s market place in the Americas”.
• Experiences of research conducted to listen to voices from the professional field
• Case studies
• Papers
Time: 10 45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
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Lunch: 12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Panel 3: How do we integrate research results in our teaching in our universities? New contents, new methods, et. What kind of impact those voices have had in what we teach and how we teach? What kind of impact those voices have had in the core curriculum of our communication programs? What are the new teaching-learning environments? What are the new contents of our teaching, ie: The new social networks. The proposals for this panel should address any of the following topics:
• Experiences of collaborative teaching in communication,
• International research projects taking place in the Americas,
• International experiences where internships programs are implemented to help students achieve professional experience in the communication field.
• Changes made in communication programs.
Time: 2.30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Business Meeting: FELAFACS-NCA Collaboration Agenda The following issues will be discussed at the end o the event:
• Suggestions to make stronger the alliance between NCA and FELAFACS.
• Strategies to make possible the publication in English of the Journal Diálogos de La Comunicación produced by FELAFACS and recommendation to begin its indexation process.
• Strategies to obtain financial aid to make possible the participation of Latin American scholars at the 2012 NCA Conference.
Time: 4:15 – 5:45 PM

Coordinator: Solón Calero, FELAFACS representative.
NCA Representative: Brad Mello, Associate Director for Educational Initiatives