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 to be held on the campus of Duquesne University, located above the Monongahela river just blocks from downtown Pittsburgh.
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
The conference hotel is the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, a block from Duquesne. The Marriott conference rate is $125/night plus tax. You may make your reservation directly with Pittsburgh Marriott Reservations by phone or by using the reservation link. To reserve by phone, call 1-877-645-3553 or 412-471-4000, and tell the booking agent the room is for the event “Consortium on Graduate Communication Summer Institute.” To secure the conference rate through an online booking, use the hotel’s reservation link: Book your group rate for Consortium on Graduate Communication Summer Institute
To secure the hotel conference rate, book your room by May 27, 2020.
Duquesne also offers dorm options at 47.50/night (single) or $35/night (double), including linens. Details about booking dorm rooms will follow.
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/.