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09/16/2013

ECA 2014 Convention - Communication Traits Interest Group

105th Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention

“Communities of Dissent”

April 23-27, 2014

The Omni Providence

Providence, Rhode Island
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2013

Communication Traits Interest Group

The Communication Traits Interest Group invites the submission of competitive papers, thematic programs/panels, and extended abstracts of work in progress concerned with the methodologies, measurement and application of communication predispositions or tendencies that influence human behavior and responses across communication contexts—interpersonal, organizational, instructional, political, health-care, etc. All submitted papers and panels must be made electronically and received by October 15, 2013.

Submissions of Completed Papers:

Completed papers should be no more 25 pages in length (excluding title page, abstract, references, and tables) and comply with the style guidelines set forth in the APA 6th edition style manual. Submit one electronic copy of your paper in Microsoft Word to Jerry Allen at jlallen@newhaven.edu. The e-mail subject line should include the abbreviation ECA and the title of the paper. Each submission should contain two separate files consisting of the following: 

(1)  The first file should consist of a detachable title page with the title of the paper and author name(s) and contact information (affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address). The word “Debut” should be marked on all papers written by authors who have not presented previously at a regional or national convention.

(2)  The second file should contain the text of the paper starting with the abstract page. All author-identifiers should be removed from the second file (excluding previous scholarly works cited in the paper and listed in the reference section). The second file also requires the following 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.

Program/Panel Proposal Submissions:

Program submissions should consist of one copy of the proposal in Microsoft Word to Jerry Allen at jlallen@newhaven.edu. Include in the email subject line the abbreviation ECA and the title of your program or panel proposal.  Each submission must include the following:

  • A title page with a thematic title for the program; names and contact information for all participants (institutional affiliation, mailing addresses, phone numbers, email addresses).
  • Names of the chair and respondent, if any. Please do not have chairs act as respondents.
  • A detailed rationale for the program/panel.
  • A title and abstract for each presentation.
  • A description of the panel (maximum 75 words) to appear in the final program.
  • A following 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.
  • 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.

Extended Abstracts of Papers:

Extended abstracts of papers in progress should show a reasonable expectation of being available as a completed paper by the time of the ECA convention in April. Submit one electronic copy of your extended abstract of your paper in Microsoft Word to Jerry Allen at jlallen@newhaven.edu. The e-mail subject line should include the abbreviation ECA and the title of the paper. Each submission should contain two separate files consisting of the following: 

(1)  The first file should consist of a detachable title page with the title of the paper and author name(s) and contact information (affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address). The word “Debut” should be marked on all papers written by authors who have not presented previously at a regional or national convention.

(2)  The second file should contain the text of the paper starting with the abstract page. All author-identifiers should be removed from the second file (excluding previous scholarly works cited in the paper and listed in the reference section). The second file also requires the following 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.

Important Notes:

  • ECA’s Technology Policy: Equipment rental is very expensive.Therefore, before requesting technology, please read ECA’s statement on technology which is available at: ECA Technology Policy
  • Any technology requests MUST be submitted with your initial proposal(s).
  • Submissions that do not comply with the guidelines listed above will be returned.
  •  For additional information about the convention see the ECA website available at http://www.ecasite.org
  • For any additional information about this call for papers/panels/programs or about the Communication Traits Interest Group should be directed to:

Jerry L. Allen, Ph.D.
Department of Communication, Film, and Media Studies
University of New Haven
300 Post Road
New Haven, CT 06516
203-932-7132
jlallen@newhaven.edu


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