Members of the Conference on College Composition and Communication and others who are interested in the goals and activities of CCCC are invited to submit proposals for sessions, posters, and workshops at the 2021 CCCC Annual Convention, and/or to serve as convention Documentarians. CCCC Annual Convention programs are open to everyone, including scholars from other disciplines. Nonmembers of CCCC are welcome to submit proposals but are urged to join the organization. CCCC is a nonprofit organization and cannot reimburse program participants for travel or hotel expenses.
Competition for a place on the program is intense. Largely due to space constraints, many good proposals cannot be accepted. The percentage of the program devoted to a specific area (see the area cluster list) is determined by the number of proposals received in that area. All proposals are evaluated in two groups (panels and individuals) by reviewers who advise the Program Chair on proposal acceptance. These peer-reviewed submissions will constitute the greater part of the program, with the remainder consisting of sessions initiated by the Program Chair.
To ensure participants receive an early fall notification of program participation, all electronic submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. EDT, Monday, June 8, 2020. Proposals must be submitted through the online program proposal system. No mailed proposals will be accepted.
CCCC will provide LCD projectors, with the accompanying projection screen, for concurrent sessions and workshops. Presenters are responsible for bringing their own laptop/device and appropriate adapter.
Preregistration for Program Participants
CCCC depends on the support of everyone who attends the CCCC Convention. Program participants must register online when they accept their role in the program.
Proposals can be reviewed prior to final submission by online coaches (former Stage 1 and 2 CCCC proposal reviewers). Review does not guarantee acceptance but is intended to enhance submissions. To qualify, your proposal must be submitted online by May 1, 2020. Follow prompts within the online proposal system to request a coach.
No Multiple Speaking Roles Policy
To ensure maximum participation and a fair process for reviewing proposals, the Executive Committee of CCCC has adopted a policy of no multiple speaking roles. This policy reflects the Executive Committee’s commitment to include as many presenters as possible in the convention program.
Under this policy, a person may be proposed for one—and only one—speaking role in a concurrent session (including those created from individual proposals) or poster session. However, it is possible to participate in a speaking role AND as a CCCC 2021 Documentarian. Additionally, all concurrent sessions must have at least one person designated in a speaking role.
Chairing a session; participating in workshops, SIGs, or Caucus business meetings; or taking part in a Standing Group–sponsored panel or workshop does not count as a speaking role.
Similarly, a person may be proposed for no more than two roles as chair and two roles as respondent.