105th Annual ECA Convention
Communities of Dissent: A “Lively Experiment” in
Dialogue, Diversity, and Discourse
Providence, Rhode Island
The Omni Providence
April 23-27, 2014
Submission Deadline: October 15, 2013
Founded as a haven for religious dissenters, Providence is a city intimately shaped by discourses of disagreement. This year’s conference theme, “Communities of Dissent,” is inspired by the tradition of dissent that has marked the city’s long and notable history. Dissent can be transformational, a lively experiment in tolerance and freedom of conscience. When accepted and encouraged, dissent can be an important monitoring force, providing correctives for unethical behavior, unfavorable decision-making, and insensitivity to others’ needs. Dissent can also be dangerous, undermining sound and orderly government, and fueling conflict and aggression.
This year’s theme explores the expression and suppression of dissent across communication contexts—relational, organizational, mediated, social, and political—and the attendant implications for such concerns as relational quality, community identification, civic engagement, public dialogue, accountability, and justice.
Submission of Completed Papers
Individual submissions of complete papers should include the following elements:
** If the paper has multiple authors, please indicate who will be presenting at the convention.
Submission of Program/Panel Proposals
Submission of program/panel proposals should include the following elements:
During our annual business meeting, a number of possible ideas were discussed:
1) Panel on new research in organizational dissent.
2) Dissent in organizational cultures and globalization.
3) Uses of technology in organizational dissent.
4) Patterns and divergence within the corporate environment.
5) Unions as possible areas for dissent.
6) Uses of substantive conflict within organizations.
7) The intersection of instructional and organizational communication in Workplace Learning and Human Performance Improvement.
Please send your submissions and/or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions should be submitted as either a .doc/.docx, .odt, or .pdf file. Remember, the deadline for submissions is October 15, 2013.
Jason S. Wrench
Organizational Communication Interest Group, Vice-Chair
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. If it is not attached with a submitted document, the chair is responsible for obtaining a completed copy of this form prior to the paper/panel being officially programmed for presentation at the convention.
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.
Come and be part of our “Lively Experiment”.