The Consortium on Graduate Communication is an international association whose members provide professional development in written, oral, and multimodal communication to students before and during their (post-)graduate academic and professional programs. CGC members work with graduate students in their first and second/additional languages.
CGC’s primary activities include face-to-face and online opportunities to discuss and share resources, pedagogy, research, curricula, and program models for graduate communication.
The Consortium was created in April, 2014, and its listserv and online membership survey quickly gathered over 500 members in at least 27 countries. On this website, you can find information about meetings, resources, and programs offering graduate communication support.
If you would like to host a CGC meeting at conference or other venue (perhaps outside North America!), please contact us. We are also interested in online communication, such as chats and webinars. As an entirely volunteer-run community, we welcome all expressions of interest.
Effective December, 2016, membership of CGC requires the payment of annual dues. Members receive a generous discount on CGC events, are eligible to vote in Board elections, and may stand for Board positions. Members are also supporting the graduate communication community. Please join now!
We are happy to announce the next CGC Summer Institute, which will be held in person at the University of Maryland, College Park, June 21-23, 2023. Our theme will be Connection, Sustainability, and Diversity in Graduate Communication Work, and the full CFP can be found here. We are continuing the formats of Works-in-Progress, Workshops, and Special Interest Networking Groups with similar parameters, although we have updated options for Works-in-Progress. We will again offer the Research Presentation format that was introduced last year; this presentation format is envisioned as a typical 20-25 minute conference presentation that is more developed than a works-in-progress presentation. As long as the research is well underway, presenters will be welcome to discuss results from an ongoing research project.
Please note that the submission deadline is March 1, 2023 to give us sufficient time to adjudicate proposals and plan the program. We look forward to reading your proposals!
REGISTER for the 2023 CGC Summer Institute!