The Kentucky Communication Association annual conference in partnership with the Tennessee Communication Association will be held September 19-21, 2019, at Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz, Kentucky. The conference, in its 88th year, is a perfect outlet for the promotion and development of excellence in classroom teaching; provides an opportunity to distribute quality research and creative endeavors; and celebrates the artistic, humanistic, and scientific principles of communication.

This year’s conference theme is “Communication Across Borders.” Particularly of interest are submissions that focus on the intersection of borders within the communication sub-disciplines of instructional, interpersonal, mass, organizational, small group, applied, health, political, intercultural, rhetorical communication, public relations and advertising, language/social interaction, mediation/dispute resolution, and performance studies. As always, submissions that relate to best teaching practices, scholarship, and creative endeavors are welcome.

Undergraduate and graduate students and faculty scholars are encouraged to submit proposals for papers, interactive panels, workshops, and performances that address topics related to this theme. We look forward to advancing the conversation of how communication can be used to provide new perspectives on or offer innovative solutions to social problems.

Special KCA rate of $99.95 per night. Plus taxes and fees.
Call Lake Barkley directly to make a reservation.


Lake Barkley State Resort Park
3500 State Park Rd.
Cadiz, KY, 42211
Phone: (270) 924-1131

Established in 1964, Lake Barkley State Resort Park is located near Cadiz in Trigg County. Lake Barkley covers 58,000 surface acres and is a part of the vast “Land Between the Lakes” development area that includes 170,000 acres located on a peninsula between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. The area has more than 1,004 miles of shoreline. In Kentucky, the reservoir covers portions of three Kentucky counties, Caldwell, Lyon, and Trigg. A canal between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake allows access to both lakes. The Tennessee Valley Authority developed several improvements in the area including a road network, beaches, picnic sites, and other facilities. Named for United States congressman, senator and vice president, Alben Barkley (1877-1956), Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake make up the largest man-made body of water in the world. Park amenities are plentiful.


2020 - NKU (North)
2021 - EKU or Berea College or Louisville (Central)