Sooner Communication Conference

The deadline to submit papers for the 27th Annual Sooner Communication Conference has been extended from January 1st, 2016 to January 15th, 2016. Please submit all papers, abstracts, and panel proposals to the following link:  

Below is the call for papers which includes more information about Sooner Communication Conference. If you have any questions, please e-mail Megan Bassick or Chris Anderson at


Measuring Ideas: Influences, Connections, and

Perspectives across Communication

2016 Sooner Conference sponsored by

Communication Graduate Student Association at

The University of Oklahoma

4-5 March 2016

Norman, OK

Conference website:

Submission website:

Measurement in a diverse field like communication is undertaken in a variety of ways to accurately capture the concept under examination. This makes measurement important for every aspect of the communication process. The 27th Annual Sooner Communication Conference theme addresses communication’s myriad influences in Measuring Ideas: Influences, Connections, and Perspectives across Communication. We are happy to announce Dr. Edward Fink, a renowned communication scholar, as the keynote speaker for this year’s Sooner Conference.


Dr. Fink’s research focuses on attitude and belief change, social influence, research methods and statistics, and social networks. He has served as the editor for Human Communication Research, the chair of the University of Maryland’s Department of Communication, and associate dean of Maryland’s Graduate School. He is a Fellow of the International Communication Association and recipient of ICA’s B. Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award. Dr. Fink was also the co-author of The Measurement of Communication Processes: Galileo Theory and Method with Dr. Joseph Woelfel. This book and Dr. Fink’s research have served as an invaluable resource for quantitative scholars in the field of communication. Dr. Fink is now a professor at Temple University.


The Communication Graduate Student Association (CGSA) at the University of Oklahoma invites graduate and undergraduate to submissions for its annual conference to be held March 4-5, 2016 on the Norman Campus. The Sooner Communication Conference is an OU CGSA organized event joining faculty and students from schools throughout the region and the nation. The Conference presents an opportunity for students and faculty to discuss developments in theory and research across the communication discipline and for students to fine-tune research papers for other conferences and possible publications. Gatherings like the Sooner Communication Conference constitute the heart and soul of what we are about as academics. Students who have been involved in past Sooner Conferences have found the experience to be invaluable and the relationships that were formed to be lasting.


Submission Guidelines

Submissions may include competitive research papers (including theory and position papers), case studies, panel proposals, round table proposals, or abstracts for works in progress. Scholarship on any topic relevant to human communication within various areas of the discipline is welcome. Top paper awards will be presented in the graduate and undergraduate divisions. Only completed competitive papers will be considered for awards.

Completed papers from BA, MA, or Ph.D. students eligible for Top Paper Award. 


Submissions of completed competitive research papers and case studies should include: A title page with the author’s or authors’ institutional affiliation (in a file separate from the manuscript and abstract), complete with contact information, and student status (graduate or undergraduate); a 200-word abstract on the second page; and the completed manuscript.


Submissions of panel and round table proposals should include: A thematic title for the program, names, institutional affiliations, complete contact information, and student status (graduate or undergraduate) of all participants, names of chair and respondent (if any), and titles (in a file separate from the abstract) and 200-word abstracts for each presentation.


Submissions for works currently in progress should include: The authors’ institutional affiliation, complete contact information, and student status (graduate or undergraduate; in a file separate from the proposal), and a two-page proposal. All work must meet the specifications of the APA manual (6th ed.).


All submissions should be received by January 15, 2016. For abstracts that are accepted, full manuscripts must be submitted by February 21, 2016. Please send all submissions through our submission website: Please direct all correspondence to Megan Bassick or Chris Anderson at:



Please Note: Submissions should be in the form of a Microsoft Word doc, Rich text format, or PDF attachment (scholarship submitted within the body of an email will not be considered.) By submitting a panel/roundtable, manuscript, abstract, or proposal you are agreeing that the author or a representative will attend the conference to present the submitted work, if accepted.

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