Rocky Mountain Communication Association

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Welcome to the RMCA 2019 Conference registration and submission page!

We are pleased to announce the 33th Annual Rocky Mountain Communication Association’s (RMCA’s) 2019 Conference, “Transitions, Transmissions, and Transgressions.” The RMCA Conference will be held on Saturday, April 13th at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

We invite paper submissions from all schools throughout the Rocky Mountain Region (Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, and beyond). Throughout our history, we have endeavored to create a supportive and encouraging atmosphere for undergraduate, graduate, and faculty from community colleges and universities alike. We welcome diverse perspectives that characterize our region, its history, and its rich array of educational institutions and missions.  

RMCA 2019 Conference Theme – 

Transitions, Transmissions, and Transgressions

We live in a social and political climate that feels like an outgoing assault, either on our persons, our social media, our politics, our country from outside agents, or even what epistemologically or ontologically constitutes a “fact” or a “victim.” We are experiencing transitions in our personal, social, political, and national identities in a social media culture that is normalizing what has never been a norm and turning victims of transgression into transgressors and transgressors into victims. Should we even attempt to find normalcy in such a highly destabilized world or should we resist the creation of new social and cultural norms? How do these changes affect our interpersonal relations, family dynamics, professional environments, and public discussions? The RMCA 2019 Conference invites us to look at how communication as a social science and rhetorical tradition can help us to understand and cope with transitions, transmissions, and transgressions in an increasingly volatile and divisive time.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sherry Morreale

We are honored to have the acclaimed Dr. Sherry Morreale as our Keynote Speaker. Dr. Morreale is a Professor of Communication in the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and she is a founding member of RMCA. Morreale’ s research often focuses on the Basic Communication Course and how instruction in this course positively effects student learning. Dr. Morreale is the lead author of three communication textbooks and her research has been extensively published in journals such as Communication Education, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research,  Intercultural Communication Studies, Journal of Instructional Psychology, and New Directions for Higher Education.

Please follow the links below for submissions and conference registration. Submission extended deadline is Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM MST

Thank you for your interest in this year’s RMCA conference. 

We look forward to seeing you in Colorado Springs, Colorado!


Dr. Stephen Collins

RMCA President-elect and Program Planner

Rocky Mountain Communication Association