Complete Story
 

09/09/2013

ECA 2014 - Applied Communication Interest Group - Call for Submissions Reminder

APPLIED COMMUNICATION INTEREST GROUP

 CALL FOR PAPERS

Eastern Communication Association
105th Annual Convention

Communities of Dissent: A “Lively Experiment” In Dialogue, Diversity, and Discourse

The Omni Providence
Providence, Rhode Island

April 23-27, 2014

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2013

The Applied Communication Interest Group invites submissions of papers and panel/program proposals that focus on how communication theory, research, and practice contribute to addressing pragmatic, social issues for ECA’s Annual Convention in Providence, RI.

The convention theme, communities of dissent, addresses how the communication of difference within and across social collectivities is at once potentially beneficial and dangerous. The Applied Communication Interest Group encourages submitters of papers and panel/program proposals to explore how people in particular face-to-face and mediated contexts articulate and respond to dissent, with productive and/or harmful consequences for their relationships and concerted activities. Such explorations may attend to topics that overlap with concerns of other interest groups.

Papers and panel/program proposals must be submitted electronically by Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Please send all submissions via email to Todd Kelshaw at ECA2014-Applied@mail.montclair.edu.

 Submission Guidelines for Completed Papers 

Completed papers should be no more 25 pages in length (excluding title page, abstract, references, and tables). Please submit completed manuscripts as MS Word files. Papers should be written in accordance with APA 6th edition. 

Submit one electronic copy of your paper to Todd Kelshaw at ECA2014-Applied@mail.montclair.edu following the guidelines below.

When emailing a submission, indicate “ECA 2014 Paper Submission” and the title of the paper in the subject line of the message. 

Each submission should contain two separate files consisting of the following:.

1. The first file should include a title page with the name(s) and contact information of the author(s). Include institutional affiliation, mailing address, email address, and phone number for each author on the title page. Place an asterisk by the name of the presenting author (if manuscript is multi-authored). Papers authored by individuals who have not previously presented at a regional or national convention should be clearly marked as “Debut.”  

2. The second file should include a one-page abstract and statement of professional responsibility (see below), followed by the text of the manuscript. Please remove ALL identifying information from this file.  

In the body of the email include any requests for presentational aids (e.g., projectors, video monitors, DVD players, etc.). Although presentational equipment is available, it is very expensive to rent. Please be judicious when requesting equipment and look for ways to structure the presentation without the use of technological aids. For additional information about equipment requests, please visit ECA Technology Policy

Submission Guidelines for Panel/Program Proposals  

Proposed panels and programs may be conceived in various ways. A session may feature discrete presentations framed by a chair’s and a respondent’s comments; an interactive roundtable discussion; a hands-on workshop; or some other inventive and appropriate format that advances attendees’ understandings of applied communication. Please submit panel/program proposals in one MS Word file. Proposals should be submitted according to APA 6th edition.  

Submit one electronic copy of your paper to Todd Kelshaw at ECA2014-Applied@mail.montclair.edu following the guidelines below.

When emailing a submission, indicate “ECA 2014 Program Submission” and the title of the panel/program in the subject line of the message.

Include the following items in all panel/program submissions:

NOTE:  Unless a specific initiative is being highlighted, panels where all participants are from the same institution are discouraged and will be less likely to be accepted.

In the body of the email include any requests for presentational aids (e.g., projectors, video monitors, DVD players, etc.). Although presentational equipment is available, it is very expensive to rent. Please be judicious when requesting equipment and look for ways to structure the presentation without the use of technological aids. For additional information about equipment requests, please visit ECA Technology Policy

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR ALL SUMBISSIONS

All submissions should include the following statement of professional responsibility:

In submitting the attached paper/panel, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. I/We agree to present this paper/panel 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. 

Submissions that do not follow the guidelines will be returned.

For additional information about the upcoming convention, please visit ECA’s website http://www.ecasite.org/. All questions or concerns related to the Applied Communication Interest Group can be directed to: 

Todd Kelshaw, Ph.D.
School of Communication and Media

Life Hall 050
Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ 07043

Office phone: 973.655.5162
Fax: 973.655.7342
Email for submissions: ECA2014-Applied@mail.montclair.edu
ECA Technology PolicyEmail for questions and general correspondence: todd.kelshaw@montclair.edu


< Back | Printer Friendly Page