Theme: Amplifying Diverse Voices in Media and Communication


Submission Deadline: March 17, 2024

The Intercultural Communication Conference provides a forum for scholars, students, professionals, and civic-minded leaders to explore topics with cultural, political, economic, and social implications as well as communication dynamics.

Roundtable Proposals may consist of a chair, individual paper presenters or discussants, and a critic/respondent. Round-table discussions, project-in-progress, debates, or other unique formats are welcomed. In alternative program formats, respondents may be included or omitted as appropriate. Submit a program proposal in one (1) single attachment that reflects the following information:

  1. The thematic title of the Round-table
  2. A 500-word rationale for the program as a whole
  3. Names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of all participants
  4. An abstract of 50-75 words that identifies content and purpose of the panel, which would be printed in syposium program if panel accepted
  5. Request for audio-visual technology, if necessary. Please note: audio-visual equipment is extremely limited and expensive. Therefore, be judicious in requesting technology only if essential for a successful
  6. Submitters bear responsibility of entering all panelists’ information into the submission form.

Competitive Paper Submission Requirements:

  • Title of the Paper with Names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of all authors
  • Abstract 100-500 words
  • Papers may use any method or theory to discuss or present data and findings
  • Essays should be a maximum of 40 pages typed and double spaced with 1in margins. The essay length is inclusive of citations, footnotes, images and tables.

Poster Session Submission Requirements:

Proposals should include the following:

  • Title of the poster
  • Poster rationale 100-500 words of the poster and project, including its purpose and how it may relate to the conference theme. Because posters are a visual and interactive medium, please provide some information about how it will convey information visually and/or how you will engage visitors.
  • An abstract of 50-75 words that identifies content and purpose of the panel, which would be printed in syposium program if panel accepted
  • Names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of all participants;

Poster requirements:

Posters should be eye-catching, visual representations of a topic. An effective poster presentation highlights, with a visual display, the main points or components of a project. Text and images should be large enough to be seen from a distance of several feet. Exact size and technical specifications will be distributed when presenters are informed of their acceptance. Printed posters and digital and multimedia displays are welcome. Electricity and internet access will be available.

Additional Notes:

  • A maximum of four presenters per poster is allowed. Presenters should prepare short summaries of the project and be prepared to answer questions.
  • Each poster will be assigned a space within an exhibit hall where presenters will display and discuss their presentation.
  • Presenters should bring their own laptops and their own supplies, including pins, tacks, or other material to mount their displays on the display board provided, or have their displays already mounted on their own poster board which they can display on the tabletop.
  • Presenters are also encouraged to bring handouts or other supplementary materials for attendees who request additional information, as well as business cards.

PROCESS & DEADLINE: ALL Submissions must be submitted online through COMM Week Website Submission Form. Competitive Papers and Program Proposals must be received NO LATER THAN 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, March 17, 2024, to receive full consideration.

Topics for submission include:

“Representation and Stereotypes in Media: Challenging the Norm”

“The Role of Social Media in Highlighting Minority Voices”

“The Impact of Diverse Voices in Journalism”

“Inclusion Efforts in the Film and Television Industry”

“Promoting Diversity through Children’s Media”


“The Intersection of Media, Communication and Social Justice Movements”

“Perspectives from Underrepresented Communities in News Reporting”

“LGBTQ+ Representation in the Media”

“The Influence of Women in Media and Communication”

“The Portrayal of Disability in the Media”

“Diversity in Advertising: Progress and Challenges”

“Native Peoples and Media Representation: Changing the Narrative”

“The Role of Media in Shaping Public Opinion about Immigrant Communities”

“The Impact of Diversity in Video Game Development and Narratives”

“Bias in AI and Machine Learning: Implications for Media and Communication”

“Ethnic and Racial Diversity in Children’s Animated Programming”

“The Role of Podcasts in Amplifying Diverse Voices”

“Influence of Black Lives Matter Movement on Media Narratives”

“Media Portrayal of Mental Health Issues: A Diverse Perspective”

“Linguistic Diversity in Media and Communication”

“Exploring the Intersection of Radio, Television, and Film Communications”

“Radio, Television, and Film Communications: A Closer Look’

“Harnessing the Power of Television and Film Communications in Digital Era”

“The Impact of Diverse Voices in Media and Communication”

“Uniting the World through Diverse Voices in Media and Communication”

“The Power of Representation: How Diverse Voices are Transforming Communication”

“The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the State of the Media Industries”

“Artificial Intelligence and the State of the Media Industries: A Comprehensive Overview”

“Exploring the Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Media Industry”

“The Future of Media: Artificial Intelligence and the State of the Industry”