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TCA Conference 2022

Friday, September 16 – Saturday, September 17, 2022
Volunteer State Community College
Gallatin, Tennessee

2022 Tennessee Communication Association Conference Program


Submission Deadline for Proposals 11:59 PM EDT Friday, July 29, 2022

Hotel Information:

Hilton Garden Inn Gallatin, TN

1460 Tulip Polar Drive, Gallatin, TN 37066

THEME

Momentous Moments: Growth through Uncertainty

We have persevered through challenges these past couple of years. This year’s theme is aimed at celebrating the moments where we have grown when we did not where we were heading. When submitting ideas for proposals, please consider sharing the accomplishments and successes you have experienced as a scholar and/or practitioner.
We encourage scholars and practitioners from Tennessee and nearby states/areas to submit proposals to the conference. Everyone is welcome!

PAPERS, PANELS, and GIFTS Submissions

Please complete the form to submit a paper, panel, or GIFTS Session:
https://forms.gle/sCe771YKnZA4xUdz6

We are adding two new interest groups to the conference program.

  1. Race and Gender
  2. Great Ideas for Teaching Students (GIFTS).
    • We seek GIFTS proposals that relate to the basic communication course (Fundamentals of Communication, Public Speaking).
    • All GIFTS ideas must
      • Be original to the presenter,
      • Not duplicate any other previously published work, including your own previously published work
      • Have been implemented in the classroom.
    • Presenters should bring printed handouts with an explanation of the GIFTS activity to the conference/presentation.
    • The GIFTS idea should be able to be explained in 8 minutes or less.

We seek to be inclusive of all groups and hope that you submit a proposal to our conference.

SHORT FILMS

Please enter your students’ films in the eighth Tennessee Communication Association Short Film Contest and Showcase by 11:59 PM EDT Friday, July 29, 2022.

Presently the categories are:

  1. Commercials and PSAs that are 30 – 60-seconds
  2. Documentaries that are 10-minutes or less
  3. Short films that are 10-minutes or less
  4. Podcasts that are 5 minutes or less

Requirements

  • Only YouTube links and/or video files encoded H.264 MP4 format will be accepted.
  • Include a word document with the following:
    • A title for each submission.
    • A short synopsis,
    • Identify the Category for the submission
    • Identify the college or university of the submission
    • The contact information (email address, and a phone number) of the director and additional production personnel
  • Label the document file with the same name as your video file/title.
  • Submit video file and word document using WeTransfer (https://www.wetransfer.com). When you get to WeTransfer, email the submission to livingjm@etsu.edu.

It is free to enter.

All directors of the films in the showcase will be given a certificate of participation and winners will be given a certificate and cash reward.

Student Scholarship

TCA prides itself for its support of student scholarship. Please pass this invite along to your students. Remember there are top student paper awards for undergraduate and graduate students. Please notate all student submissions as Undergraduate or Graduate student on the cover page.

Please upload student paper(s) here: : https://forms.gle/CY2BmaC4H2Tws5rN9 
You will need to sign in with a Google account to upload the student paper(s)

Fees/Membership/Conference Registration

Please complete this form https://forms.gle/GfyTWAYALACsjyBn8 to find out how to pay for your membership and conference registration fees online.

For additional information contact:

Shaquille Marsh, Ph.D.
President-Elect
Pellissippi State Community College
10915 Hardin Valley Road 
Knoxville, TN 37933  
somarsh@pstcc.edu
Ruth Livingston, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Northeast State Community College
P.O. Box 246
Blountville, TN 37617
rclivingston@northeaststate.edu
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Fall 2021 Conference (Virtual)

Friday, September 24 – Saturday, September 25, 2021

Volunteer State Community College, Gallatin, Tennessee

Submission Deadline for Papers, Panels, and Posters is Friday, July 23 at 11:59 PM EDT.

Theme

Adapt and Adjust: Communicating in an Evolving World

PAPERS, PANELS, and POSTER Submissions

Please complete this form https://forms.gle/hCQBNjDMvCF5RspR7 by Friday, July 23 at 11:59 PM EDT.

SHORT FILMS

There will not be a short film showcase at this year’s conference.

Theme

This year’s 2021 Tennessee Communication Association theme is  Adapt and Adjust: Communicating in an Evolving World. The Covid-19 pandemic caused our daily interactions to change. As communication practitioners and scholars, we had to adapt and adjust the ways we communicate. When submitting ideas for panels, papers, and posters, please consider sharing your ideas on how the pandemic has caused a shift in the ways we communicate.

Student Emphasis

TCA prides itself for its support of student scholarship. Please pass this invite along to your students. Remember there are top student paper awards for undergraduate and graduate students. Please notate all student submissions as Undergraduate or Graduate student on cover page. Please upload student paper(s) here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1OjNKuZVZrwhR8IVdXrI8sVgujGP7vG7Gir-BSr-6pnU/edit/ You will need to sign in with a Google account to upload the student paper(s)

Fees/Membership/Conference Registration

Please complete this form  https://forms.gle/cNmdrgMCZEJWDFCNA to register for the membership and or for the conference.

Go to https://tennesseecommunicationassociation.org/membership/membership-payment/ for payment options.

For additional information contact:

Shaquille Marsh, Ph.D.
President-Elect
Pellissippi State Community College
10915 Hardin Valley Road 
Knoxville, TN 37933  
somarsh@pstcc.edu
Ruth Livingston, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Northeast State Community College
P.O. Box 246
Blountville, TN 37617
rclivingston@northeaststate.edu

      

Spring 2021 Conference is Virtual!

The TCA conference will be in an online format on March 26 and 27, 2021. Panels will be presented in Zoom. The film showcase will be made available for all to view. The call for papers, posters, student short films, and student papers deadline has been extended to February 15, 2021.

The conference is free this year. The membership fee is $25 for full-time faculty, $10 for adjunct faculty, $5 for students, and free to retired faculty. The membership fee is free to new members. Membership fees will pay for awards. I hope you will join us and invite your colleagues and students.

Call for papers

Please submit your paper topics and abstracts to the area chair that would be the best fit for your topic by February 15, 2021.

Interest Group Chairs

Argumentation & Forensics Rob Pratt WSCC Robert.PrattII@ws.edu
Corporate & Organizational Janet McCormick MTSU Janet.Mccormick@mtsu.edu
Curriculum & Instruction Scott Christen TTU Schristen@tntech.edu
Interpersonal & Small Group Teresa Collars UTM Tcollard@utm.edu
Mass Communication Henri Giles UTM Hgiles1@utm.edu
Rhetoric &Public Address Natonya Listach MTSU Natonya.Listach@mtsu.edu

Call for Student Short Films

Please enter your students’ films in the Tennessee Communication Association Short Film Contest and Showcase by February 15, 2021. The categories are:

  • Commercials that are 30 – 60-seconds
  • Documentaries that are 10-minutes or less
  • Short films that are 10-minutes or less

Include a word document with a short synopsis, category, college or university, and a title for each submission. Also include contact information including the director and additional production personnel, an email address, and a phone number.  Label the document file with the same name as your video file/title.

Submit video file and word document using WeTransfer (https://www.wetransfer.com). When you get to wetransfer, email the submission to livingjm@etsu.edu.

WeTransfer

www.wetransfer.com

WeTransfer is the simplest way to send your files around the world

The films will be screened and the films that are chosen for the Friday night film showcase will be entered in the contest. You will be notified if your film will be showcased. It is free to enter. The winners will be announced on Saturday and will be awarded cash prizes. All of the directors of the films in the showcase will be given a certificate of participation.

Call for Posters

Please submit posters for display at the conference. All posters will be on display during the two-day conference. (Posters should be of the tri-fold variety so they can stand freely on display tables.) Please send a brief description including a title, institution represented, and brief abstract/summary of each poster to Patrick Richey, Patrick.Richey@mtsu.edu by February 15, 2021.

Call for Student Papers

Send undergraduate and graduate student research papers to Susan Childress, slchildress@pstcc.edu by February 15, 2021. All methodologies are welcome and the top three graduate and undergraduate papers will be peer reviewed and published in the TCA Journal. Cash prizes are given to the top graduate and undergraduate paper.

Conference Moved to Spring 2021

Due to the uncertainty, we are changing the date for the TCA conference to March 26 and March 27, 2021. The conference will still be at Middle Tennessee State University.

Call for papers

Please submit your paper topics and abstracts to the area chair that would be the best fit for your topic by January 15, 2021.

Interest Group Chairs

Argumentation & Forensics Rob Pratt WSCC Robert.PrattII@ws.edu
Corporate & Organizational Janet McCormick MTSU Janet.Mccormick@mtsu.edu
Curriculum & Instruction Scott Christen TTU Schristen@tntech.edu
Interpersonal & Small Group Teresa Collars UTM Tcollard@utm.edu
Mass Communication Henri Giles UTM Hgiles1@utm.edu
Rhetoric &Public Address Natonya Listach MTSU Natonya.Listach@mtsu.edu

Call for Student Short Films

Please enter your students’ films in the Tennessee Communication Association Short Film Contest and Showcase by January 15, 2021. The categories are:

  • Commercials that are 30 – 60-seconds
  • Documentaries that are 10-minutes or less
  • Short films that are 10-minutes or less

Include a word document with a short synopsis, category, college or university, and a title for each submission. Also include contact information including the director and additional production personnel, an email address, and a phone number.  Label the document file with the same name as your video file/title.

Submit video file and word document using WeTransfer (https://www.wetransfer.com). When you get to wetransfer, email the submission to livingjm@etsu.edu.

WeTransfer

www.wetransfer.com

WeTransfer is the simplest way to send your files around the world

The films will be screened and the films that are chosen for the Friday night film showcase will be entered in the contest. You will be notified if your film will be showcased. It is free to enter. The winners will be announced on Saturday and will be awarded cash prizes. All of the directors of the films in the showcase will be given a certificate of participation.

Call for Posters

Please submit posters for display at the conference. All posters will be on display during the two-day conference. (Posters should be of the tri-fold variety so they can stand freely on display tables.) Please send a brief description including a title, institution represented, and brief abstract/summary of each poster to Patrick Richey, Patrick.Richey@mtsu.edu by January 15, 2021.

Call for Student Papers

Send undergraduate and graduate student research papers to Susan Childress, slchildress@pstcc.edu by January 15, 2021. All methodologies are welcome and the top three graduate and undergraduate papers will be peer reviewed and published in the TCA Journal. Cash prizes are given to the top graduate and undergraduate paper.

Nominations for Officers and Awards

Nominations for officers

Please send your nominations for officers to Ruth Livingston by April 20 at noon EST. Officer nominations are for President-elect and interest chairs: Argumentation and Forensics, Corporate and Organizational Communication, Curriculum and Instruction, Interpersonal and Small Group Communication, Mass Communication, and Rhetoric and Public Address. Current interest chairs, please nominate yourself if you are willing to serve again.

Nominations for awards

Email me nominations for awards: Communicator of the Year, Outstanding Communication Educator of the Year, Horizon, and Dorotha Norton Spirit of Service by April 27 at noon. Information about awards and past award winners are at https://tennesseecommunicationassociation.org/awards/

2020 Call for Papers, Posters, and Student Short Films

Call for papers

Please submit your paper topics and abstracts to the area chair that would be the best fit for your topic by June 30, 2020.

Interest Group Chairs

Argumentation & Forensics Rob Pratt WSCC Robert.PrattII@ws.edu
Corporate & Organizational Janet McCormick MTSU Janet.Mccormick@mtsu.edu
Curriculum & Instruction Scott Christen TTU Schristen@tntech.edu
Interpersonal & Small Group Teresa Collars UTM Tcollard@utm.edu
Mass Communication Henri Giles UTM Hgiles1@utm.edu
Rhetoric &Public Address Natonya Listach MTSU Natonya.Listach@mtsu.edu

Call for Student Short Films

Please enter your students’ films in the Tennessee Communication Association Short Film Contest and Showcase by June 30, 2020. The categories are:

  • Commercials that are 30 – 60-seconds
  • Documentaries that are 10-minutes or less
  • Short films that are 10-minutes or less

Include a word document with a short synopsis, category, college or university, and a title for each submission. Also include contact information including the director and additional production personnel, an email address, and a phone number.  Label the document file with the same name as your video file/title.

Submit video file and word document using WeTransfer (https://www.wetransfer.com). When you get to wetransfer, email the submission to livingjm@etsu.edu.

The films will be screened and the films that are chosen for the Friday night film showcase will be entered in the contest. You will be notified if your film will be showcased. It is free to enter. The winners will be announced on Saturday and will be awarded cash prizes. All of the directors of the films in the showcase will be given a certificate of participation.

Call for Posters

Please submit posters for display at the conference. All posters will be on display during the two-day conference. (Posters should be of the tri-fold variety so they can stand freely on display tables.) Please send a brief description including a title, institution represented, and brief abstract/summary of each poster to Patrick Richey, Patrick.Richey@mtsu.edu by June 30, 2020.

Call for Student Papers

Send undergraduate and graduate student research papers to Susan Childress, slchildress@pstcc.edu by June 30, 2020. All methodologies are welcome and the top three graduate and undergraduate papers will be peer reviewed and published in the TCA Journal. Cash prizes are given to the top graduate and undergraduate paper.

Mass Comm Paper Deadline Extended

The deadline date for papers for the Mass Communication panel has been extended to August 15. Contact Matthew Lawson (Matthew.Lawson@ws.edu) for more information.

2019 Conference Hotel Information

This year, the Tennessee Communication Association Conference/Kentucky Communication Conference will be at Lake Barkley State Resort Park, 3500 State Park Road, Cadiz, KY 42211 on September 20 -21. Please reserve your cabin, campground, or a room at the lodge as soon as you can. Phone: (270) 924-1131

Lodging & Camping

Information from the Kentucky Parks website

Looking for state park lodging near Land Between the Lakes? If you want to spend a night or a weekend at Lake Barkley, cabins and campgrounds aren’t your only choices. World-class Lake Barkley lodge, designed by Edward Durell Stone, seems to have just emerged naturally from the wooded shoreline that surrounds it. Using a post-and-beam wood construction of Western Cedar, Douglas fir, and three-and one-half acres of glass, the recently renovated Barkley Lodge complex provides a lake view from the private balconies of most of the 120 rooms and four suites. Open year-round. Rooms available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. We are now pet friendly!

Click here to review our pet policy.  Don’t forget to check out more Land Between the Lakes lodging, including cozy Lake Barkley cabins and campsites that offer some of the best camping in Kentucky.