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Alternative Conference Presentation Formats

A completed research project is typically shared with an academic audience for review. In most cases, students, faculty, and practitioners who engage in the research process are hoping to have their work published in an academic journal. However, another common way to share research is through academic and/or professional conference venues. In the field of communication studies, conference opportunities abound through professional organizations at international (e.g., International Communication Association), national (e.g., National Communication Association), regional (e.g., Central, Western, Southern, and Eastern associations), state, and local levels. The audiences for conferences may include all communication contexts and interest areas, or they may target specific specialty areas and scholars (e.g., Aspen Conference for Organizational Communication scholars; undergraduate research conferences). Conference participants learn if their work has been ...

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