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
Corporate & Organizational Janet McCormick MTSU
Curriculum & Instruction Scott Christen TTU
Interpersonal & Small Group Teresa Collars UTM
Mass Communication Henri Giles UTM
Rhetoric &Public Address Natonya Listach MTSU

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 ( When you get to wetransfer, email the submission to


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, by January 15, 2021.

Call for Student Papers

Send undergraduate and graduate student research papers to Susan Childress, 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.

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