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ECA Philosophy of Communication - 13th National Communication Ethics Conference Call for Papers

Members of the ECA Philosophy of Communication Division,

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Call for Submissions:

13th National Communication Ethics Conference

"Rhetoric and Philosophy of Communication Ethics: Social Justice in Organizations and History"
4 — 6 June 2014
Duquesne University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

The 13th National Communication Ethics Conference will be held June 4-6, 2014 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. The conference theme is “Rhetoric and Philosophy of Communication Ethics: Social Justice in Organizations and History.” The conference will consist of three distinct components.

Six invited keynote speakers with one presenting in the morning and one in the evening on each day of the conference. The speakers are Briankle Chang (University of Massachusetts), François Cooren (Université de Montréal), Gail T. Fairhurst (University of Cincinnati), Annette M. Holba (Plymouth State University), Ramsey Eric Ramsey (Arizona State University), and Ingrid Volkmer (University of Melbourne).

Panel presentations in the afternoon and early evening consisting of refereed submitted papers and panels.

Evening conversation with the keynote speakers hosted by Pat Gehrke (University of South Carolina) and Gina Ercolini (University of South Carolina) each evening, accompanied by wine and cheese.

Scholars from all related disciplines are invited to submit papers and panel proposals. The conference encourages historical and contemporary questions of ethics in human communication. Papers may address a variety of communication ethics issues arising from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Of particular interest are papers relating to communication ethics in three conceptual threads to be led by visiting scholars:

► Philosophy of Communication/ethics

► Communication Theory/Ethics

► Communication Ethics and Social Justice

Corporate communication/ethics 
Papers: Submissions should be double-­spaced, with a maximum of 30 pages, including references. Any citation style is permitted (e.g., MLA, APA, Chicago). Please indicate on the title page if the author is a graduate student and also if this presentation will be the author’s first at a professional conference (a debut presentation). Send papers as attached files via email to

Panel Proposals: Panel proposals may include up to five participants and a respondent. Please include one title page with a 500-­‐‑word (maximum) abstract and rationale for the panel. Each presenter should include a title and 200-­‐‑word abstract. Send the panel proposals as attached files to

We encourage both graduate and undergraduate papers. Please designate them.

Deadline: All papers and panel proposals must be received by midnight March 1, 2014, to be considered for inclusion in the conference.

Cost for the conference, which includes daily lunches and daily evening receptions with wine and cheese, is as follows:

$250.00 for Faculty, 
$125.00 for Graduate Students, $75.00 for Undergraduate Students

Housing will be available at two different locations: (1) Cambria Suites (with free shuttle service), and (2) on campus housing. Prices are being negotiated and will be published on the website.

For additional information, please contact the conference directors:


Phone: (412) 396-­‐6446

Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies
 Duquesne University, 
600 Forbes Ave
., Pittsburgh, PA 15282

Conference Directors:

♦ Dr. Ronald C. Arnett (Fellow of I.C.I.) Chair and Professor Henry Koren, C.S. Sp. Endowed Chair for Scholarly Excellence Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies Duquesne University

♦ Dr. Janie M. Harden Fritz Professor, 
B.A. & M.A. Program Director Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies Duquesne University