CALL FOR PAPERS -- 2006 USMP/ICA/ACA "CONGRESS OF THE AMERICAS"
The 2006 Congress of the Americas
Uniting the Americas:
Technology, Intercultural Communication, and Public Affairs
August 3, 4, and 5, 2006
SHERATON HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER LIMA
Paseo de la Republica 170 Lima 1 Peru
Phone (51) (1) 315.5000 Fax (51) (1) 315.5015
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, PAPERS, AND PANELS
The University of Saint Martin de Porres (USMP; Lima, Peru) in conjunction with the International Communication Association (ICA) and the American Communication Association (ACA) announces a joint communication studies conference in Lima, Peru, on August 3, 4, and 5 of 2006. We have planned an exciting event for all, and hope that you will be able to join us for a uniting of knowledge, cultures, and human experience. The theme for the convention is Uniting the Americas: Technology, Intercultural Communication, and Public Affairs. Each day of the convention features an internationally recognized keynote speaker and numerous panels of scholars presenting original academic research binding the themes of the convention: (1) technology, (2) intercultural communication, and (3) public affairs.
ABOUT THE VENUE & CONVENTION FACILITIES
Once known as the "City of Kings," Lima is surrounded by the mysteries of the ancient Incas. Immersed in tradition and glowing with historic splendor, city streets are embellished with centuries-old relics. The Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center is the ideal place to enjoy Lima's enchantment and the ultimate in personal attention and services. Blending exceptional comfort with Peruvian hospitality, the five-star hotel is ideally located at Limas historic center entrance and is a mere 15 minutes (by ground transportation) from Jorge Chavez International Airport.
Over 400 spacious guest rooms and suites are elegantly designed, providing true comfort. Four floors of recently renovated Towers accommodations offer upgraded rooms and exclusive service for those who desire additional privacy and attention. The hotel provides such features as complimentary Internet Access, an international business center, casino, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, fitness center, sauna, steam, and massage rooms. The Sheraton Limas two restaurants and bar offer a broad range of Peruvian and international cuisine, and dining outlets to suit every occasion and mood, while room service is available 24 hours a day. Additionally, all guests are provided with complimentary coffee, juice, and breakfast service at the hotel.
PLEASE NOTE: Reserve your rooms as soon as you are notified of convention presentation acceptance to ensure your lodging at the facility. All rooms carry a 10% gratuity charge for personalized service, and a 19% state tax charge. However, international visitors will have the 19% state tax rate waived by presenting their international passport at The Sheraton-Limas front desk.
CONVENTION COSTS AND PROVISIONS
Registration fees for the 2006 Congress are $250 per person, covering:
· Access to all presentations made at the convention
· Access to all of the featured keynote speaker addresses
· Simultaneous translation services for feature presentations (wireless equipment)
· Three Peruvian-style full-course catered lunches
· An open-bar welcome party (with dancing!)
· A live Andes highlands dance and music performance
· Coffee, tea, beverages, and hors d'oeuvres during all session breaks
· A copy of the Proceedings of the 2006 Convention of the Americas CD, containing digital copies of all papers presented at the convention
· A tour of the Peruvian National Congress (PNC), which will occur on the afternoon of August 2, 2006, the Wednesday preceding the conference
HOW TO SUBMIT A PANEL, PAPER, OR ABSTRACT
Due to the international nature of this event, three binding themes technology, intercultural communication, and public affairs were selected as common interests among our scholars from North, Central, and South America. Accordingly, please submit your panel idea, completed essay, or rough abstract to one of the theme Chairs mentioned below for consideration.
Papers may be submitted in any academic style guide; however, consistent style guide usage is expected for a fair evaluation.
Please note: All panels, papers, and abstracts are due for review by February 15, 2006. PLEASE INCLUDE ALL CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS IN YOUR SUBMISSION. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged. Final selections of all materials to be presented at the conference, and published in the Proceedings of the 2006 Congress of the Americas, are to be notified of acceptance/rejection by March 15, 2006.
▪ 1 ▪ For panel suggestions, completed papers, and rough abstracts on topics related to TECHNOLOGY please submit your ideas to Professor Phil Auter, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Department of Communication, P.O. Box 43650, Lafayette, LA USA 70504-3650, Phone: 337.482.6106, Fax: 337.482.6104. We strongly encourage all inquiries and electronic submissions (Word preferred) by February 15, 2006, to auter@...
▪ 2 ▪ For panel suggestions, completed papers, and rough abstracts on topics related to INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION please submit your ideas to Professor Peter A. DeCaro, State University, Stanislaus, Communication Studies Department, 801 W. Monte Vista Avenue, Turlock, CA USA 95382, Phone: 209.667.3371, Fax: 209.667.3525. We strongly encourage all inquiries and electronic submissions (Word preferred) by February 15th, 2006, to pdeCaro@...
▪ 3 ▪ For panel suggestions, completed papers, and rough abstracts on topics related to PUBLIC AFFAIRS please submit your ideas to Professor Ann Rosenthal, Baker University, Department of Mass Media and Communication, P.O. Box 65, Baldwin City, KS USA 66006-0065, Phone: 785.594.4560. We strongly encourage all inquiries and electronic submissions (Word preferred) by February 15, 2006, to Ann.Rosenthal@...
GENERAL INQUIRIES OR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
We understand that this call for papers may not have covered all of the information that you might require before making your plans to go abroad. By all means, if you have any personal or professional questions, please contact the North American Convention Planner: Professor Tyrone L. Adams, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Department of Communication, P.O. Box 43650, Lafayette, LA 70504-3650, Phone: 337.482.6077, Fax: 337.482.6104. Email: tyadams@...
Tyrone L. Adams, Ph.D.
Richard D'Aquin Associate Professor of Journalism and Communications
Department of Communication
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
P.O. Box 43650
Lafayette, LA USA 70504
Direct Phone: 337.482.6077; Facsimile: 337.482.6104
Personal web: http://www.swampboy.com/
First they ignore you,
then they laugh at you,
then they fight you,
then you win. --Gandhi