2021 ABC-SWUS Virtual Conference

deadline for submissions: 
October 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
Association for Business Communication Southwestern U.S.
contact email: 

Please submit a proposal or paper related to business communication topics for presentation at the 2021 ABC-SWUS Virtual Conference, held in collaboration with the Association for Business Information Systems (ABIS). Research papers or position papers related to business communication topics in the following areas are encouraged:



Communication Technology


Technology and Education



Innovative Instructional Methods


Business Education Issues



International Business Communication


Paradigm Shifts in Communication



Training and Development/Consulting


Interpersonal Communication



Nonverbal Communication


Executive/Managerial Communication



Legal and Ethical Communication Issues


Organizational Communication



  • Papers or proposals should include a statement of the problem or purpose, methodology section (if applicable), findings (as available), a summary, implications for education and/or business, and a bibliography.



  • If you are submitting a completed paper, please submit your paper online at the link above.  Submit the completed paper as a Microsoft Word document to the ABC-SWUS website by October 1, 2020.


  • Personal and institutional identification should be removed from the body of the paper.  Submissions will be anonymously reviewed.
  • A cover page is required with the title of the paper and identifying information for each author: name, institutional affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail address. For your research to be considered for the Richard D. Irwin Distinguished Paper Award, you must submit a completed paper rather than a proposal by the submission deadline, October 1, 2020.
  • Submitted papers should not have been previously presented or published, nor should they be under consideration or accepted for presentation elsewhere.


  • Upon receiving notice of acceptance, all authors and co-authors are expected to pre-register for ABC-SWUS at http://www.fbdonline.org. Your ABC-SWUS registration fee will allow you hear all ABC and ABIS presenters; if you present at the ABIS conference, you are responsible for their organizational registration fee.


Submission Deadline:  Papers and proposals must be received by October 1, 2020.


Proceedings Deadline: Accepted papers must be received by January 15, 2021.


     For information, contact Leslie Ramos Salazar, Program Chair, via e-mail at lsalazar@wtamu.edu