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ECA 2013 Convention - Call for Papers - Community College Interest Group

ECA 2013 Convention

Community College Interest Group Call for Submissions 

104th Annual Eastern Communication Association Convention 


April 24-28, 2013

Omni William Penn Hotel

Pittsburgh, PA
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2012

The Community College Interest Group invites submissions for the 104thannual convention of the Eastern Communication Association to be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA, April 24-28, 2013. The convention theme is “Confluence.” Drawn from the confluence of where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers form the Ohio River, our First Vice President and convention planner, DanetteIfert Johnson, explains that the convention theme 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.”The convention theme allows us an exciting opportunity to come together to explore how our various interests as communication scholars intersect one with another.  We encourage submissions to embrace a variety of perspectives, theories, and applications as well as to reach out to colleagues in other interest groups and institutions to consider ways of celebrating the convergence of our work.  

Keeping the convention theme of “Confluence” in mind, please submit your work using the following guidelines:

For program/panel submissions

For roundtable discussion submissions

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.

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

As always, we will be sponsoring the G.I.F.T.S. (Great Ideas for Teaching STUDENTS) program. If you have a classroom tested, great idea and would like to be a part of the G.I.F.T.S. panel, please contact Danamarie Gallagher Every at

For any additional information regarding the Community College Interest Group call for submissions, please contact: 

Susan M. Ward, Ph.D.
Delaware County Community College
Communication, Arts, and Humanities
901 S. Media Line Road
Media, PA 19063