Conference 2022

45th Annual Conference: Movement(s)

Sept. 28- Oct. 2, 2022 Minneapolis, MN Sponsored by Minnesota State University, Mankato and University of Southern Indiana

Submissions due June 15th.

Minnesota State University, Mankato and University of Southern Indiana are co-sponsors in planning the 2022 OSCLG conference, which will convene at the Marriott Minneapolis City Center September 28 – October 2. The conference will feature interdisciplinary scholarship, performances, and activism around the theme of Movement(s). Centering the ways communication theories and methodologies attend to human movement feels appropriate for our venue, as George Floyd’s murder in May 2020 by Minneapolis police officers fanned the flames of the growing Black Lives Matter movement and incited nationwide calls and protests for racial justice.

Topics may include but are not limited to social and environmental justice movements, movements of the body, refugee and migrant movements, communication trends, evolutions in communication technologies. Scholars could also consider how communication moves others, as well as how the intersectional nature of our work moves toward meaningful change in the populations we study.

We invite submissions of papers, extended abstracts, panel sessions, roundtable discussion, and performances that address any aspect of communication, language, and gender, and especially those based in advocacy, activism, and social justice. We ask that individuals not exceed being included on more than two submissions. All submissions are due June 15, 2022 with decisions about acceptance expected by July 15.

Please send any submission questions via email to Jessica Rick at or Anne Kerber at

Travel Info

Hotel: Marriott Minneapolis City Center 30 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (612)349-4000

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