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ECA 2024 ... G.I.F.T.S Call for Papers

ECA 2024 ... G.I.F.T.S Call for Papers

G.I.F.T.S Call for Papers

The 115th Annual Convention of the Eastern Communication Association

Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, Cambridge, MA

March 20-24, 2024

Submission Deadline: September 18, 2023 11:59 PDT

Submission link for G.I.F.T.S. Interest Group

Currents”: a metaphor for how ideas are the currents that shape our discipline in this contemporary moment.

As such, we encourage submissions regarding 1) AI (Artificial Intelligence)-related activities &/or assignments, 2) Controversial/Difficult to teach topics, 3) Activities you do in your Intro/Basic courses, and 4) Any other activities or assignments you do in your Communication courses.

Your submission should be based on an activity, assignment, project, game, or simulation that you have used in the classroom successfully.  The activity should address specific communication theory(s), concept(s), skill(s) or learning objective(s) appropriate to the communication discipline at the college classroom level.

Guidelines for Submission: 

  1. Choose a “Great Idea” that you have successfully used in the classroom.
  2. Create a well-written, mistake-free proposal that includes the following:
    • The title of your activity
    • The course(s) for which it is intended
    • The goals and objectives of the activity
    • A rationale for conducting this particular activity
    • Directions for the activity, including
      1. any preparation/preliminary steps &/or materials needed
      2. an explanation of the connection to concepts, theory, and/or skills covered in the activity
    • Typical results
    • How to debrief the activity
  3. The proposal should be no more than 1-2 pages long. A reference list may be included, if relevant.
  4. Indicate any technology needs. Reasonable requests for technology support will not be met unless they accompany the proposal submission. Please note that equipment rental is very expensive and requests are not automatically guaranteed.
  5. A statement of professional responsibility (see below).
  6. Send your inquiries to Jenny Warren at
  7. Submissions should be completed by September 18, 2023 on the attendee interactive platform

Submissions must follow these guidelines or they will not be considered. 

Statement of Professional Responsibility

The following statement MUST be included with every submission of a paper or panel in order for it to be eligible for review.

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.

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