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2020 RSA 19th Biennial Conference—Call for Proposals Reminder

19th Biennial Conference of the 
Rhetoric Society of America
Portland, OR
May 21 - May 24, 2020

Conference Co-Chairs:  Michelle Ballif, Diane Davis, Karma Chávez, Byron Hawk

Please join us in Portland at the RSA 2020 biennial conference, focused on the theme of “Rhetoric / Hospitality.”  Submit your proposals by the deadline of

July 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST.

The 2020 conference organizers invite submissions of rhetorical scholarship, broadly defined: individual paper abstracts, panel proposals that contain three to four presenters, and special format sessions of non-traditional design.

Individual paper proposals should be a maximum of 3,000 characters (approximately 500 words). Panel proposals for 3-4 presenters should be a maximum of 7,500 characters (approximately 1,250 words). Proposals for a special format session should be a maximum of 3,000 characters (approximately 500 words). Please note that a single individual may not submit more than two proposals, either individually or as part of a panel or session.

The full call for proposals can be found here:

The submission site can be accessed here:

Please note that to submit proposals you will need to follow the directions for “New Submitters” and create a profile before you can login.  This submission site is administered by Attendee Interactive, and it is not linked to the RSA membership website (, so your existing RSA user ID and password are not recognized by this submission site.    

We look forward to receiving your submissions and meeting with you in our host city, Portland, Oregon, which boasts the tagline:  “You Can, in Portland.”  (Check out their “You-can-o-mizer” at

You can submit a proposal by:

July 15, 2019, 11:59 PM EST

Please join us for the opportunity to learn from and socialize with each other.

The Co-Organizers

All inquiries can be sent to

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