Speech Communication Association of South Dakota
2024 Annual Conference – Call for Submissions
You are invited to submit workshop and discussion panel proposals for our annual conference in Brookings, South Dakota, on July 24 & 25, 2024. The Speech Communication Association of South Dakota (SCASD) is South Dakota’s support network for teaching and coaching speech, theatre, and communication, including K-12, community and technical colleges, and universities.
As we navigate changing educational and academic landscapes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we face numerous challenges as educators, teachers, coaches, and scholars. These challenges have changed us and our students and require us to approach our work in and out of the classroom from new perspectives. Our 2024 conference will allow us to explore “reinvigoration” in all aspects of our professional lives. Members and submitters are encouraged to reflect on the theme of “reinvigoration” when developing conference submissions.
In embracing the theme of “reinvigoration,” you are invited to present on topics that focus on the reinvigoration of ourselves, our teaching and coaching, and how we may reinvigorate our students and stakeholders. While we welcome proposals on various topics, submissions that connect to the conference theme are especially encouraged.
The SCASD welcomes secondary and post-secondary educators, speech and debate coaches, theatre directors, and academic scholars interested in examining how we discern, evaluate, and clearly communicate within and about our educational environments. We also invite graduate and undergraduate students in communication studies, mass communication, education, and English to participate in our inclusive and engaging discussions and presentations. We especially encourage pedagogy workshops to help our attendees improve their classroom teaching and strengthen their coaching/directing of speech, debate, oral interpretation, and theatre activities.
Submissions inclusive of all methodological perspectives in the communication and communication-related disciplines are expected and embraced.
Questions about the conference call or the 2024 conference:
Submit a workshop relevant to secondary and/or post-secondary instructors. Topics may include but are not limited to strategies for student engagement, online instruction, active learning, classroom management, teacher immediacy, course design, etc. Submissions should include a workshop/presentation title, a brief description (<100 words) of the proposed workshop/presentation, and each presenter’s name, affiliation, and email address.
Workshops/Presentations for Coaching/Directing
Submit a workshop relevant to coaching oral interpretation, public speaking, and/or debate, or directing theatre. Topics may include practice strategies, cutting and blocking interpretation pieces, guides to helping students write speeches and/or various debate drills, strategies for directing the one-act, etc. Submissions should include a workshop/presentation title, a brief description (<100 words) of the proposed workshop/presentation, and each presenter’s name, affiliation, and email address.
Propose a roundtable about a topic related to communication studies, teaching/pedagogy, forensics, theatre, or other relevant topics. Submissions should include a discussion/panel title, a brief description (<100 words) of the proposed discussion/panel, and each presenter’s name, affiliation, and email address.
If you are interested in presenting in a format not outlined above (i.e., topic debate, paper presentation, etc.), please contact Joshua Westwick at email@example.com.