36th Annual Convention 
March 2015
Virginia Beach, VA

Call for Proposals: ILA Unit-National Communication Association

February 08, 2013 4:39 PM | Christopher Bond (Administrator)

International Listening Association (ILA)

Call for Submissions: NCA 2013


The International Listening Association (ILA) defines the listening process as receiving, constructing meaning from and responding to spoken and/or nonverbal messages within a variety of contexts: health, education, spiritual, intercultural, interpersonal, environmental, spiritual, organizational, media, political and second language acquisition. We seek paper sessions, panel discussions, and competitive papers that deal with listening skills, research, pedagogy, training and application within various contexts, but any papers, sessions, and panels dealing with any facet of listening will be accepted and reviewed. Collaborations with federal and other organizations within the Washington DC area are welcomed. Submissions examining this cross-disciplinary integration of theory and/or practice of listening will be given special consideration as well as submissions addressing the convention theme of “Connections.” Of particular interest is how effective listening skills foster “connections” by creating and maintaining effective communication within and among organizations.  

The ILA invites submission of competitive individual papers, paper sessions, and panel discussions having general interest to the membership of ILA and the field of listening. All submissions must be made via NCA Submission Central. Emailed or mailed submissions will not be accepted. For a definition of submission types, please refer to the step-by-step “How to Submit” Instructions provided in the Convention Library linked to the NCA Convention website: www.natcom.org/convention


All submitted papers may also be selected for the Scholar to Scholar format. The Scholar to Scholar format is designed for engaging "neighborhoods of knowledge." While posters are an acceptable format for Scholar to Scholar presentations, other interactive media can also be utilized including video, slide shows, and experiential activities. If you would like to be considered for Scholar to Scholar, please check the correct agreement box during the submission process.

DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS: Wednesday, MARCH 27, 2013 at 11:59 Pacific Time


1.   Competitive Individual Papers should include a title, an abstract of the paper (limit to 250 words), and be a maximum of 25 double spaced 12 point font pages of text (not including tables, figures, cover page, and references).  Papers outside of this requirement may not be accepted and/or even reviewed. To ensure blind review, submitters should remove their names from the cover page before uploading the document, and no information identifying the author may appear in the paper. Instructions on how to prepare a blind copy are provided in the Convention Library. Any audiovisual needs must be specified at the time of submission. Submitters must upload one copy of their paper to NCA's Submission Central. Recognition for the Top Paper will be awarded.

Competitive individual papers will be considered for ILA panels and Scholar to Scholar (S2S). Submitters may identify if they would like their papers to be considered for S2S by checking the appropriate agreement box.


2.   Panel Discussion Proposals must include the following four components: 1) a title and a 75-word abbreviated description of the panel that will appear as the session description in the online convention program (if accepted) 2) a panel session chair with affiliation indicated, 3) a list of presenters and their respective affiliations, and 4) a rationale (750 words maximum) of the content and format of the panel.


3.   Paper Session Proposals must include the following four components: 1) a title and a 75-word abbreviated description of the paper session that will appear as the session description in the online convention program (if accepted) 2) 2) a paper session chair with affiliation indicated, 3) a title and 250-word abstract and author information for EACH paper and 4) a session rationale justifying the importance and relevance of the session.

Submissions addressing the convention theme and collaborations with federal agencies or other Washington DC area groups/organizations are encouraged. Additionally, cross-disciplinary approaches to listening that include members of other NCA units and groups are particularly encouraged.

Christopher D. Bond, PhD, CLP
Missouri Western State University
St. Joseph, MO  64485

Ph: 816.271.4504 (office)


Dr. Nanette Johnson-Curiskis
 Executive Director, International Listening Association 
Box 164, Belle Plaine MN 56011 USA
Phone and TEXT: 1.952.594.5697 
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