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08/21/2012

ECA 2013 Convention - Call for Papers - Interpersonal Communication Interest Group

 

**CALL FOR PAPERS**

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION INTEREST GROUP

 

EASTERN COMMUNICATION ASSOCIATION

104th Annual ECA Convention
April 24-28, 2013
Omni William Penn Hotel
Pittsburgh, PA

The Interpersonal Communication Interest Group is seeking paper, research in progress, and program submissions for ECA's Annual Convention to be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA from April 24 – 28th, 2013. “Confluence” is the convention theme. Downtown Pittsburgh itself emerged where the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers forms the Ohio River. Confluence is exemplified by the long tradition of communication research bringing together ideas from various perspectives of communicator, message, channel, and context to better understand how humans create meaning and relationships. Submissions must be made electronically and received by October 15, 2012. Of particular interest is research that explores various perspectives in teaching, researching, and understanding interpersonal communication.

Individual Paper Submissions:

Individual papers are completed papers that report original research, provide an extensive literature review, or showcase some other form of scholarship. Papers that are to be considered will be no more than 25 pages (excluding title page, abstract, references, and appendices) and comply with the guidelines set forth in APA 6th edition. Submit two copies of your paper saved in Microsoft Word (.doc or .rtf files) to Katherine S. Thweatt at thweatt_k@wvwc.edu. Include in the email subject line the abbreviation ECA and the title of your paper. Include in the text of the email any requests for presentational aids (please see the technology statement listed below). Each submission must adhere to the following guidelines: 

  • The first file should include the completed paper; a one-page abstract; and a title page with the author name(s) and contact information (affiliation, mailing address, phone number, email address), the word “debut” if the author has not presented previously at a regional or national conference, an indication of who will present for multi-authored papers, and the statement of professional responsibility which appears below.
  • The second file should include the completed paper beginning with a one-page abstract. Please mark the word “debut” on the top right corner of the abstract page if the author has not presented previously at a regional or national conference.  All author-identifiers (excluding previous scholarly works cited in the paper and listed on the reference page) should be removed from this file.

Research in Progress Panels:

The purpose of these panels is to provide scholars working on a particular project (in any stage between development and final draft) to share their work, engage in dialogue about the research area, seek feedback and opinions, and provide other scholars advice and suggestions to enhance projects and help them to overcome any obstacles experienced.

Scholars should submit an abstract of no more than two pages. Full papers are not desired. Content of abstracts will vary depending on the stage of the project. However, all abstracts should include a rationale for the project and a list of 3-5 questions or issues the author would like to ask or seek help with from the other panelists and audience members regarding conceptualization, methodology, and completion. Accepted submissions will be paneled with research projects in progress that have similar foci and/or methodology.

Submit two copies of your abstract saved in Microsoft Word (.doc or .rtf files) to Katherine S. Thweatt at thweatt_k@wvwc.edu. Include in the email subject line the abbreviation ECA, the title of your abstract, and the words “Research in Progress.”  Include in the text of the email any requests for presentational aids (please see the technology statement listed below). Each submission must include the following:

  • The first file should include the abstract and a title page with the author name(s) and contact information (affiliation, mailing address, phone number, email address), the word “debut” if the author has not presented previously at a regional or national conference, an indication of who will present for multi-authored projects, and the statement of professional responsibility which appears below.
  • The second file should include the abstract. Please mark the word “debut” on the top right corner of the abstract page if the author has not presented previously at a regional or national conference.  All author-identifiers (excluding previous scholarly works cited in the paper and listed on the reference page) should be removed from this file.

Program Submissions:

We welcome submissions for a variety of programs including panels, round tables, and symposia. Preference will be given to panels that include members of different affiliations. Submit one copy of your proposal saved in Microsoft Word (.doc or .rtf files) to Katherine S. Thweatt at thweatt_k@wvwc.edu. Include in the email subject line the abbreviation ECA and the title of your program.  Include in the text of the email any requests for presentational aids (please see the technology statement listed below). Each submission must include the following:

  • A title page with a thematic title for the program; panelists’ names and contact information (affiliation, mailing address, phone number, email address); and the statement of professional responsibility that appears below.
  • Names of the chair and respondent, if any (note: the same person cannot act as a chair AND respondent on the same panel, and cannot be a presenting member of the panel)
  • A rationale for the program.
  • A title and (maximum) 150 word abstract for each presentation.
  • A description of the panel (maximum 75 words) to appear in the final program.
  • An indication of whether this panel would be well suited to be co-sponsored by another interest group, and if so, which one.

Important Notes:

  • ECA’s Statement of Professional Responsibility: “In submitting the attached paper or proposal, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. I/We agree to present this panel or paper if it is accepted and programmed. I/We further recognize that all who attend and present at ECA’s annual meeting must register and pay required fees.”
  • ECA’s Technology Policy: Equipment rental is very expensive. Therefore, before requesting technology, please read the ECA Technology Policy
  • Submissions that do not comply with the guidelines listed above will be returned.
  • For additional information about the convention, including short courses and other programming, please see the ECA website available at www.ecasite.org.
  • For additional information about this call for papers, please contact the Interpersonal Communication Interest Group Program Planner:

Katherine S. Thweatt, EdD
West Virginia Wesleyan College
59 College Ave
Buckhannon, WV 26201
216-246-0441
thweatt_k@wvwc.edu


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