2015 CGSA Conference: Openness and Innovation

The 6th Annual Communication Graduate Student Association Conference will be held Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 at Purdue University. The conference will feature recent communication research, teaching ideas, a keynote speech from an area scholar, professional development, and more. This site provides basic information about the conference, including locations, registration, schedules and more.


Conference theme: Openness and Innovation: Constituting the Core of Communication Across Disciplines

Date: Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Location: Graduate Student Center at Purdue University (by the Grant Street Parking Garage)

Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • 9-9:30 Registration
  • 9:30-35 a.m. Opening Remarks
  • 9:35-10:25 a.m. Panel 1
  • 10:30-11:20 a.m. Panel 2
  • 11:30-12:20 p.m. Office hours with Keynote Dr. Jeremy Fyke
  • 12:30-1:30 p.m. Break for lunch
  • 1:30-1:35 p.m. Welcoming Remarks
  • 1:35-2:25 p.m. Keynote address with Dr. Jeremy Fyke
  • 2:30-3:20 p.m. Panel 3 and Panel 4
  • 3:30-4:20 p.m. Panel 5 and Panel 6
  • 4:25-4:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
  • 6-9 p.m. Post-Conference FAC at Professor Joe’s

Keynote (1:35-2:25 p.m.): This year’s keynote will be delivered by Dr. Jeremy Fyke, an assistant professor at the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University. He earned his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2011. His research focuses on consulting and leadership development in the service of social change, broader discourses of social change and sustainability, organizational identity, and meaningful work. His research explores possibilities for positive individual, organizational, and societal transformation. Find out more about his research here.

Post-conference social: Join us after the conference for FAC starting at 6 p.m. at Professor Joe’s (658 Main Street,¬†Lafayette).

Event hashtag: Join us on Twitter using the hashtag #cgsa15.

Facebook Event: Check out and join our Facebook event here.

*The deadline for submissions to the conference was Jan. 31, 2015. Read the Call for Abstracts here. 

**Check back for updates, including a complete conference schedule.**

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