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Call for Papers and Panels

The 13th National Communication Ethics Conference will be held June 4-6, 2014 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA with three distinct components.

  1. Six invited keynote speakers with one presenting in the morning and one in the evening on each day of the conference. The speakers are Briankle Chang (University of Massachusetts), François Cooren (Université de Montréal), Gail T. Fairhurst (University of Cincinnati), Annette Holba (Plymouth State University), Ramsey Eric Ramsey (Arizona State University), and Ingrid Volkmer (University of Melbourne).
  2. Panel presentations in the afternoon and early evening consisting of refereed submitted papers and panels.
  3. Evening conversation with the keynote speakers hosted by Pat Gehrke (University of South Carolina) and Gina Ercolini (University of South Carolina) each evening, accompanied by wine and cheese.

Papers: Submissions should be double-spaced, with a maximum of 30 pages, including references. Any citation style is permitted (e.g., MLA, APA, Chicago). Please indicate on the title page if the author is a graduate student and also if this presentation will be the author's first at a professional conference (a debut presentation). Send papers as attached files via email to cec@duq.edu.

Panel Proposals: Panel proposals may include up to five participants and a respondent. Please include one title page with a 500-word (maximum) abstract and rationale for the panel. Each presenter should include a title and 200-word abstract. Send the panel proposals as attached files to  cec@duq.edu.

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2014

Cost for the conference, which includes daily lunches and daily evening receptions with wine and cheese, is as follows:

$250.00 for Faculty
$125.00 for Graduate Students
$75.00 for Undergraduate Students

For additional information, please contact conference directors: Ronald C. Arnett and Janie M. Harden Fritz at:

E: cec@duq.edu
P: (412) 396-6446