CFP: RMMLA, Calgary, Alberta (3/1/07; 10/4/07-10/6/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Shelley THOMAS
contact email: 

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Proposals are requested for the four technical and professional communication sessions to be held at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) Conference in Calgary, Alberta, Canada--October 4-6, 2007 at the Westin Calgary Hotel
Proposals for presentations should include a 300-word abstract and a 50-word biographical statement. Both faculty and graduate students are encouraged to submit; co-authored proposals are especially welcome. Proposals are due by March 1 and acceptance notifications will be sent by March 20 so that presenters can pay current-year RMMLA dues ($30 for
faculty, $20 for students) before April 1 to appear in the program.

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1. "Technical and Professional Communication in the Classroom."
Proposals should discuss new and innovative strategies used in the classroom. Methods for applying theories of rhetoric, composition, ethics, electronic technology, or information design are especially welcome.

2. "Technical and Professional Communication in the Workplace and Beyond."
Proposals should discuss ways to integrate coursework with internships, service learning, employment, or any other types of experiential learning.

3. "Theory and Research in Technical and Professional Communication."
Proposals should discuss current research being conducted, courses in research theory and practice, or new theories in need of wider implementation.

4. "Forces of Change in Technical and Professional Communication."
Proposals should address new directions or trends in the field, including how the discipline is changing in both academia and the workplace.

The conference program will also include an ATTW business meeting and/or a featured speaker session on a relevant topic to technical and professional communication. RMMLA is a friendly and well-attended conference that offers interesting excursions and evening activities.

Please send proposals as e-mail attachments in MS Word to the RMMLA program chair for technical and professional communication: <>. Proposals may also be sent using snail-mail to the following address (postmarked by March 1, 2006):

Shelley Thomas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English
Weber State University
1201 University Circle
Ogden, UT 84408
We are excited about going to the heart of the Canadian Rockies this year and we hope you will join us there!

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