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ECA Interpersonal Communication Interest Group - 2023 Convention Updates

Hello everyone,

As you are finalizing plans to hopefully attend the 2023 ECA Convention in Baltimore March 29 - April 2, I would like to provide some updates that could help during the travel planning process. Early bird registration ends on March 8, so please register as soon as possible to take advantage of that rate.

The program for the convention is now accessible via Attendee Interactive. We have five exciting panels sponsored by our IPC interest group as well as two programs (a round table and a debate panel) that are a part of the First Vice President's Programming. Below please find additional information about each of these, and please add them to your convention schedules!

  • Top Papers in Interpersonal Communication

Thu, 3/30: 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Room: Calvert
*Immediately following will be the IPC Interest Group Business Meeting in a different room location.

  • Harboring Innovation at the Intersection of the Humanities and the Sciences: A Round Table on Interpersonal Communication Ethics

Co-Sponsored by the Communication Law and Ethics Interest Group
Fri, 3/31: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Room: Baltimore

  • Innovation in Teaching the Interpersonal Communication Course 

First Vice President's Programming
Fri, 3/31: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Room: Calvert

  • Navigating Risky Communication: Characteristics of and Motivations for Disclosure and Reducing Relational Uncertainty

Fri, 3/31: 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Room: Lombard

  • Exploring Interdisciplinary Innovations that Advance Interpersonal Communication Research

Fri, 3/31: 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Room: President

  • Communicating Innovative Responses to Face Threats and Relational Dissatisfaction 

Sat, 4/1: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Room: Lombard

  • Harboring Innovation: An Innovative Debate Over Approaches to Studying Interpersonal Communication

First Vice President's Programming 
Co-Sponsored by the Communication Traits Interest Group
Sat, 4/1: 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Room: Chesapeake B

As a reminder, only the following rooms will have access to LCD projectors: Baltimore, Chesapeake A, Constellation A, Constellation B, and Douglass.

Additionally, the IPC Business Meeting will take place on Thursday (3/30) from 4:00PM - 5:15PM in the Charles room. The business meetings this year are being held in-person only for convention attendees, so please plan accordingly if you would like to attend - which we hope that you do!

If you have any questions about the programming for our interest group prior to the convention, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at I look forward to seeing many of you at the convention next month!

-Erin Brummett
2023 IPC IG Chair

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