109th Annual ECA Convention

Creating our Future

Providence, Rhode Island

Wednesday, April 10 – Sunday, April 14, 2019

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Short Courses


Sara Labelle
Chapman University

ECA 2019 – Call for Short Courses

110th Annual ECA Convention

Creating our Future

Providence, Rhode Island

Wednesday, April 10 – Sunday, April 14, 2019 

Submission Deadline: October 15th, 2018 

ECA invites submissions for short courses to be included in its 2019 annual convention program. The convention will take place at the Omni Providence Hotel from April 10th – April 14th 2019. The convention theme, Creating our Future, honors the founding principles and creative identity of Providence by asking presenters to consider how communication scholars will manage resources emanating from our research and scholarly activities to transforms lives, communities, and organizations. As ECA Vice President Katherine Thweatt notes in her call, “my vision for our conference is to follow our host city’s lead by striving to be “The Creative Capital of the Communication Discipline.” We will build a future in which we use our resources to influence our immediate environments to create better education, to create an understanding of relationships and how to make relationships successful, to create organizational communication that is efficient and profit or service driven, and to create health care communication to increase patient quality of life and provider job satisfaction. My vision is to take our rightful place among fields that have earned the type of credibility we are striving to develop in external audiences, while maintaining our traditions of excellent scholarship, teaching and service. With “Creating Our Future” in mind, I invite members to engage in work that applies the results of our research and scholarly activities to solve problems or address challenges in communities, organizations, relationships and local environments. I invite our members to ask “what resources do I create and how can those resources create new possibilities for others?”” 

Short Course Information

  • Short courses will be 90 minutes in length and will run as a part of the regular convention schedule.
  • There will be $10 materials fee for each short course which will also require pre-registration for each attendee.

Short Course Submission Guidelines 

Submissions should be completed using the short course submission form: 2019 Short Course Submission Form

Please send completed submissions as a file attachment (.docx, .doc, or .rtf formats are acceptable) to Sara LaBelle, labelle@chapman.edu. Please use “ECA 2019 Short Course Submission” as the subject line. 

Additional Information

Professional Responsibility Statement

When submitting a short course 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 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.” 

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

Sara LaBelle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange CA 92866