The Cross Examination Debate Association's call for submissions to the 2017 NCA Conference in Dallas, TX is now available through the NCA Convention portal (lhttps://ww4.aievolution.com/nca1701/index.cfm?do=cnt.page&pg=1). The deadline is Wednesday, March 29 at 11:59 PM PST. Please contact me via email at vitolo at wisc.edu if you have any questions or need assistance. The text of the call is posted below:
Cross Examination Debate Association
Submission Deadline Dates: Mon, 1/16 2017 12:00 AM - Thu, 3/30 2017 3:30 AM EDT
Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA)
The Cross Examination Debate Association (CEDA) is the primary national association promoting policy topic intercollegiate academic debate. CEDA encourages scholarship which promotes and develops understanding of argumentation and debate in contexts including academic debate, political debate, legal argumentation, and debate in the public sphere.
Submissions for presentation and discussion of issues important to competitive debate practice and the teaching of debate and argumentation, as well as argumentation theory, philosophy of argument, advocacy, decision making, argument across cultures, and argument in applied contexts are welcomed, as are interdisciplinary linkages within and beyond the field(s) of communication.
Submissions which address the Convention theme, "Our Legacy, Our Relevance" are strongly encouraged, as are non-traditional submissions engaging alternative formats, including debates and other creative programs.
CEDA will accept the following submission types: individual papers, paper sessions, panel discussions, and performance sessions. All submissions must be made via NCA Convention Central. Mailed or emailed papers will not be accepted. For guidance, please refer to the step-by-step “How to Submit” Instructions (and other helpful information) provided in the NCA Convention Resource Library.
1. Individual Papers: Submitters should list the title, paper description, and authors in the appropriate section of the electronic form. Submissions must include a complete, single-spaced uploaded copy of the paper. Copies must not include identifying information. Instructions on how to prepare an anonymous copy are provided in the NCA Convention Resource Library. Abstracts will be considered, but completed papers are preferred. Papers will be anonymously reviewed. CEDA will recognize the Top Individual Paper submitted.
2. Paper Sessions: Submissions must include a session title and session description; and the entry of each paper title, description and authors involved. A session chair is required. Please provide a rationale for acceptance outlining the importance of the submission.
3. Panel Discussions: Submissions must include a session title and session description and identification of each presenter involved. A session chair is required. Please provide a rationale for acceptance outlining the importance of the submission.
4. Performance Session: A performance session is submitted as a pre-conceived and complete session with a performer(s), chair(s), and respondent (optional). Debate formats are appropriate for performance sessions. The performance session is reviewed for consideration as a whole. Submissions must include session title and session description, individual performance titles and description, with identification of each participant involved; and a rationale for acceptance outlining the importance of the submission. If submitting a debate submission, repeat the session title and description as the individual performance title and description in the appropriate section of the electronic form.
AV requests must be made at the time of submission
Submissions must be made electronically through the NCA Convention Central. NCA Convention Central will open for submissions on Monday, January 16, 2017. The Deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11:59 P.M. Pacific time.
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