CLEMSON – The Carolinas Communication Association’s annual conference will be held from Sept. 28-30 at the Hendrix Student Center at Clemson University.

The conference will host more than 30 research presentations, including keynote speaker Rhondda Thomas, a professor of African-American literature. Thomas is one of the handful of Clemson professors presenting at the event. She will talk about how she utilizes the African-American tradition of storytelling for her “Call My Name: African Americans in Early Clemson University History” project.

Presentation topics include behaviors on social media during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, gendering across media technologies, conflict in the educational experiences of nursing students, and the future of communication research.

“Conferences are the spaces in which people’s ideas can be developed and perspectives can be challenged,” said presenter Andrew Pyle, assistant professor of communication. “Scholars seek feedback from colleagues on how to address those challenges through their research.”

For more information, visit the 2017 CCA website or email