104th Annual ECA Convention
Omni William Penn Hotel
April 24-28, 3013
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2012
The Argumentation & Forensics Interest Group of the Eastern Communication Association invites submissions for the 104th Annual Convention, to be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh, April 24-28, 2013.
“Confluence” is the convention theme. Downtown Pittsburgh itself emerged where the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers forms the Ohio River. “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. “Confluence” also describes the best in our interdisciplinary scholarship and offers the Argumentation & Forensics Interest Group the opportunity to explore many confluences: the confluence of opposing views in public discourse, the confluence of argumentation theory with forensics practice, and the confluence of different subdisciplines of the field. Toward these ends, the Argumentation & Forensics Interest Group welcomes co-sponsorship from other Interest Groups.
With these and other opportunities to expand on the convention theme in mind, please submit individual papers, paper sessions, roundtable discussions and public debates using the guidelines below.
Submissions of Completed Individual Papers Should Include:
Paper Session, Roundtable Discussion and Public Debate Submissions Should Include:
The submission deadline is October 15, 2012. Submissions should be sent via email attachment (.doc, .docx or .pdf formats are accepted) to Sean Luechtefeld, Vice Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “ECA 2013 Convention Submission” in the subject line of your email. Should you have questions or need additional information, please email the address above or call 850.559.4055.