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Global Fusion Conference 2014

OCTOBER 24-26, 2014 • Austin, TX

The purpose of the Global Fusion Conference series, which began in 2000, is to promote academic excellence in global media and international communication studies. The conference is sponsored by a consortium of Universities: The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Ohio University, Southern Illinois University and Temple University. This year, the conference will be hosted by the University of Texas at Austin Radio-Television-Film Department and Moody College of Communication.

We invite original, non-published research submissions on any aspect of global media and international aspects of mediated communication. Any theoretical and methodological approaches appropriate to communication research are acceptable and encouraged. The call is open to panels on the widest possible range of topics.

Submission instructions:

Individual papers: proposals may be submitted in the form of completed papers or abstracts of 300-400 words. (Only full papers will be considered for best paper awards.) Please include a cover sheet with the paper title, the names of all authors, and contact information for the submitter (affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address). No identifying information should appear on the paper or on the abstract page for blind review.
Panels: Please submit a panel abstract of 200-300 words, and 50-100 word abstracts for each included paper. The names of all authors along with their paper titles, as well as contact information for the submitter, should appear on a cover sheet. No identifying information should appear on the panel proposal page for blind review.
Submission format should be WORD. PDF format will NOT be accepted.

The abstract/paper/panel proposal page should: (1) Be separate from the cover page; (2) Contain the 
title of the proposed paper; (3) Include a total word count; (4) NOT contain any identifying 
information about the submitter (including contact information).

At least one author of an accepted faculty paper must attend the conference to present the paper. If student authors cannot be present, they must make arrangements for the paper to be presented by someone else.  Submit to

The Global Fusion conference offers a graduate student competition. To be considered for an award, a full paper must be submitted by July 30, and must be marked on the title page as being a submission for the competition. Papers submitted with both faculty and student authors will be considered faculty papers and are not eligible for graduate student competitions.

Austin, TX

Conference begins Friday afternoon October 24, and ends at 2 p.m. on Sunday October 26.

11:59 P.M. (EST) Thursday, July 15, 2014

Contact Information:
Dr. Joseph Straubhaar
Conference Chair

Elana Wakeman

Communication and Programs Coordinator

For more information, contact:

Kathleen Mabley at 512-232-1417