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General announcements.

TCA Conference 2022

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

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

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

      

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/

2019 Conference Update

Remember the 2019 conference will be a regional conference with Kentucky and Tennessee Communication Associations. There is a change of date: September 20 and 21, 2019. It will be at Lake Barkley in Cadiz, KY. It would be good to make reservations at the park as soon as possible.

There’s more information about submitting Papers, Posters or Short Films on the Call for Papers, Posters, and Short Films page.

Please submit your papers to the 2018-19 Interest Chairs.

To submit student short films for the contest and showcase send 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 jameslivingston.mfa@gmail.com. Send shortfilms by June 30, 2019.

2018 Schedule at a Glance

Friday, September 7  
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM Executive Board Meeting H Bldg 309 or 3rd floor conference room, if class in 309
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Registration: H Bldg, 3rd Floor Lobby
12:00 PM – 12:50 PM Session 1: H Bldg 309
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM Session 2: H 310
2:00 PM – 2:50 PM Session 3A: H 311, Session 3B 311
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM Session 4: H 310
4:00 PM – 4:50 PM Session 5: H 309
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Dinner: S Bldg Dining Area, First Floor
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Student Film Showcase H 311

 

Saturday, September 8  
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Registration: H Bldg, 3rd Floor Lobby
8:00 AM – 8:50 AM Business Meeting: H Bldg, 311
9:00 AM – 9:50 AM Session 6: H Bldg 310
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM Session 7A: H 311, Session 7B 310
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM Session 8: H 310
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Awards Luncheon, S Bldg Dining Area, First Floor

Register for the 2018 Convention

Registration for the 2018 TCA Convention, September 7-8, 2018, to be held at Nashville State Community College is now open. The 2018 Conference theme is Communicating Peace and Calm to a World in Crisis.

You can use this Word document  (TCA 2018-2019 Membership Form) to both register for the Conference and become a member of TCA or renew your TCA membership. Or use the online form.

Register today!

Convention Hotel

The hotel for this year’sConvention is the Holiday Inn Express Hendersonville. The room rate is $124 (plus tax) per night. This rate includes complimentary parking, hot breakfast, and wireless internet. Please make your reservation by August 11, 2017. Ask for TCA group rate.
Holiday Inn Express Hendersonville
615 E. Main St.
Hendersonville TN 37075
615.824.0022.
Directions from Volunteer State (1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin TN 37066):
Leaving the main entrance of VSCC, turn right (southwest) on Nashville Pike. Continue 4.9 miles. The hotel is on the left.

2018 Call for Papers

Deadline for faculty poster/papers/panels submission to chairs; student paper submissions to Patrick Richey; and student film submissions to Matthew Lawson:  May 31, 2018.

Chairs are:

Student Festival Deadline is June 1

Please enter your students’ films in the fourth annual Tennessee Communication Association Short Film Contest and Showcase. It is free to enter and there are cash prizes for the winners.

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 MS 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 andMS Word document using WeTransfer (https://www.wetransfer.com). When you get to wetransfer, email the submission to matthew.lawson@ws.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. 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.

The submission deadline for commercials, documentaries, and/or short  films is June 1, 2017