The CGC Board has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Institute due to likely travel restrictions related to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”). We regret the need to cancel the event and will refund any registration fees already paid.
2020 CGC Summer Institute
June 18 – 20, 2020
Meeting Graduate Communicators Where They Are
We are pleased to announce the 2020 Consortium on Graduate Communication Summer Institute (SI) to be held on the campus of Duquesne University, located above the Monongahela river just blocks from downtown Pittsburgh.
The CGC Board is actively monitoring the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) outbreak and its potential impact on our Summer Institute (SI). The board will make a decision on the 2020 SI by May 26, 2020, and, if it is necessary to cancel the conference, the CGC will refund any registration fees already paid in a timely manner. Please note that May 26, 2020 precedes the deadline to register for the conference and the deadline for conference hotel and dormitory reservations. In the meantime, we invite you to continue reading and submit a proposal.
The 5th Summer Institute focuses on Meeting Graduate Communicators Where They Are. As with previous summer institutes, we will accept proposals for works-in-progress presentations, short presentations on graduate communication pedagogical strategies, programmatic initiatives, and scholarship followed by rich discussion. We also invite participants to propose graduate communication workshops, special-interest networking sessions, and lightning rounds. Communication workshops allow participants to share nuts-and-bolts approaches to written and oral communication support. Special-interest networking sessions provide opportunities for participants to explore focused topics of interest with colleagues, and lightning rounds bring innovation, creativity, and sometimes humor to the Institute.
Duquesne University is adjacent to downtown Pittsburgh with its vibrant cultural life and attractions including the Andy Warhol Museum, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and Point State Park, along with its unique urban neighborhoods that invite exploration. We hope you can join us as we continue to build the field of Graduate Communication.
Call for Participation and Registration
Sherry Wynn Perdue, Oakland University
Megan Siczek, George Washington University
Joanna Wolfe, Carnegie Mellon University
Participants may choose between the conference hotel and a dorm option on Duquesne’s campus. The Pittsburgh Marriot City Center, a block from Duquense, offers a conference rate of $125/night plus tax. Air-conditioned dorm rooms on campus are offered at 47.40/night (single) or $35/night (double), including linens.
Find details about lodging options here.
Named after two pioneering scholars in graduate communication, the Feak and Swales travel scholarship awards $500 and waives registration for a limited number of applicants each year who wish to attend the CGC Summer Institute and who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to or strong interest in graduate communication. Learn more about the travel scholarship at https://www.gradconsortium.org/feak-and-swales-travel-scholarship-application/.