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The Future - 2023 Conclave

2023 - "The Future" Conclave

In March 2023, the Consortium held an inaugural intimate Conclave of strategic communication thought leaders from around the globe to encourage dialogue, brainstorming, collaborative research projects and output, and new theory building. The intense and futuristic papers and discussion from the Conclave(s) will create a lasting impact on the scholarship and practice of strategic communication. Most Conclave participants hold well over 100 peer reviewed publications and numerous books each.

2023 Conference Details at a Glance

March 5 (arrival)
March 6 (full day)
March 7 (short morning meeting and depart)

The Riverside Hotel is in a scenic and convenient location on river and beach, between two major airports (MIA and FLL), and on public transportation (airport train and water taxi). Walk to shopping, restaurants, meetings, and beach.
Address: 620 East Las Olas Boulevard | Fort Lauderdale, 33301. Use this reservation link to obtain the conference discount.
The discount group rate will be available until Feb. 1, 2023. The Florida room tax is 13%

What to Expect:
From this inaugural meeting, we hope to discuss future plans. We also hope to publish a special issue of a renowned academic journal and potentially an edited book based on research presented or ideas discussed at the first conclave. We will hold a public keynote address for consortium members but also including sponsors, industry, and students.  

Program and Abstracts:
In order to prepare the program, please submit an abstract by Dec. 19, 2022, about the research you’d like to present (and perhaps publish later). This abstract is required of all three of the following submission types (350 word limit, including references, if any).

  1. Completed research paper.
  2. Research in progress.
  3. Concept talk.

The concept talk is a novel format. We will hold traditional paper sessions (completed research paper and in-progress research), focused on discussion rather than formal presentation. As an invitation only meeting, all are encouraged to present.

The concept talk is a focused discussion for group brainstorming of challenging ideas. Concept talk leaders should submit an abstract based on secondary research to introduce relevant concepts, prior research findings, future directions for research, and implication questions around a topic; conclave members will bring thought-leading perspectives to bear on the issue. This discussion might be summarized for a discussion section in the special issue of a journal or an edited book, comprising the outline of an idea and comments from several colleagues adding additional thoughts. In this manner, we hope to push strategic communication to consider future challenges proactively rather than reactively. 

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.