Oct 31 2008 - 12:00am
Nov 2 2008 - 11:59pm

Ohio University Inn and Conference Center
Athens, OH, Friday Oct. 31 thru. Sunday Nov. 2, 2008

The purpose of the Global Fusion Conference series is to promote academic
excellence in international-intercultural communications studies worldwide.
These conferences bring together scholars and professionals interested in
mass communication, journalism, comparative broadcasting, diplomacy,
transnational communication, advertising, new communications technologies,
media economics and privatization, cultural effects, visual communication,
media and international law, and global dialogues in search of peace.

The conference series is sponsored by the Global Fusion Consortium comprised
of the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, Southern Illinois
University's College of Mass Communication and Media Arts, the Texas A&M
University Department of Communication, and the University of Texas at
Austin College of Communication.

Paper Submission Guidelines
Global Fusion 2008 will conduct two peer-reviewed paper competitions (one
for faculty, one for graduate students) on any topic dealing with the areas
of interest listed above. Papers jointly authored by students and faculty
must be submitted to the faculty competition.

Papers must not exceed 30 pages, including references, and should conform to
the latest APA style manual. A separate title page should include a 200
word abstract, state whether the paper is a faculty or student submission,
and for each author: Her/his name, institutional affiliation, e-mail
address, and telephone number.

Please send the body of the paper, and the separate title/abstract page, as
attachments to an email message to the following address (PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN E-MAIL ADDRESS)

The deadline for submissions is 11:00pm. EST, August 1, 2008. But earlier
submissions are encouraged to permit a timely paper review process. For
those who are currently living outside the United States an expedited review
process will be available to help with making travel arrangements, and visa
applications where necessary.

Decision notices will be e-mailed to those who submitted papers by September
1, 2008.