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ECA - 2013 Convention - Call for Submissions - Short Courses

Call for Short Courses

104th Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Omni William Penn Hotel

April 24-28, 2013

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2012

ECA’s invites submissions for short courses to be included in its 2013 annual convention program.  The convention will take place at the Omni William Penn Hotel from April 24-28, 2013.   As a convention theme, “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. Short Course submissions are encouraged to consider how the ideas associated with Confluence provide a context for addressing communication studies using a variety of lenses.

The convention programming includes short courses, poster sessions, roundtables, and panels. Additionally, this convention will host the third Undergraduate Scholars Conference.  General information about the call for papers and the convention theme may be found at  

Short Course Information

Short Course Submission Guidelines  

Completed submissions should include the following:

Submission deadline is October 15, 2012.  Please send completed submissions as a file attachment (.docx, .doc, or .rtf formats are acceptable) to Ennis Allen,   Please use “ECA 2013 Short Course Submission” as the subject line. 

Professional Responsibility Statement

When submitting a paper or proposal for review, the following statement MUST be included.  

“In submitting the attached paper or proposal, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility.  I/We agree to present this paper or program/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 the required fees.”

For any additional information regarding the short course call for submissions, please contact: 

Ennis N. Allen, M.A.
Prince George’s Communiy College
Communication and Theatre
301 Largo Road
Largo, MD 20772
(301) 322-0621