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PRSA Educators Academy Mini-Fridays Small Conference

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Baylor University

1301 South University Parks Drive

Waco, TX 76798

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PRSA Educators Academy Mini-Fridays Small Conference (A regional version of the Super Saturday)

April 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Hosted by Baylor University Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media

Call for Abstracts and Panel Proposals

Deadline: March 6, 2017

Abstract Instructions:

Public relations faculty and graduate students are invited to submit competitive abstracts for completed research or research in-progress for presentation at the PRSA Educators Academy Mini-Friday. Research related to public relations trends is encouraged. We are especially interested in research related to social media and ethics.

All abstracts will be peer reviewed. All abstracts should be submitted by email as two-page attachments with author names and affiliations and whether submitter is a student or faculty member indicated on the first page and a blind copy of the one-page abstract on the second page. Please include author contact information in the email. Abstracts should be submitted as Microsoft Word files.

Acceptance of abstract requires that one author will register, present and participate in the conference.

Awards will be presented for top faculty and top student abstract. Research will be presented in a roundtable format. The registration fee will be $25 for students, and $40 for faculty members and includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

Please send abstracts to:

To ask questions, please contact or or call 254-710-3261.

Panel Proposal Instructions:

We invite submissions of panel discussion proposals that investigate key issues and trends in public relations. Panels may focus on research and teaching in public relations.

Submissions should address topics that benefit educators and students interested in PR pedagogy, practice and practical application. Suggested topics include:

Trends in public relations practice and education:

• PR in crisis and risk management
• Image management and repair
• Emerging technology and social media platforms
• Ethics and corporate social responsibility initiatives in public relations
• Measurement and research theory and trends
• Diversity issues in public relations

Panel Proposals must include the following:
• a title that indicates the panel’s theme.
• the names, titles and affiliations of up to three panelists and a moderator.
• a brief description of the panel (100-150 words).
• the name and contact information of the panel organizer.

Submissions will be peer-reviewed. Please send panel proposals to:

Important Dates
March 6, 2007: Abstracts and Panel Proposals are due
March 20: Notification of acceptance
March 27: Registration deadline
April 7: Mini-Friday presentations

Tentative Schedule

April 7, 2017
8:30—9:00 Breakfast

9:15—l0:15 a.m. Panel presentations.
10:15 a.m.—10:30 a.m. Break

10:30-11:30 a.m. Panel presentations.
11:30 –noon lunch

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