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A Message from the Vice President: 

I am excited to announce that the draft of the program is posted and registration is now open! This program is packed with exciting panels that promote opportunities for listening, learning, and engaging others in GREAT conversations. At the convention, we will have traditional panels, large group meetings, and our traditional receptions. We will continue the “Going Green” theme by offering both a printed version and a downloadable app. of the program.


The Media Ecology Association & Applied Communication will be hosting a panel entitled “The media ecology of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ PNC Park” on Friday from 3:00-4:14. This panel precedes a trip to a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game. See the program for more details. 

Valerie Lynn Schrader will lead a group interested in attending Pittsburgh Public Theater's Production of Hamlet on Saturday, April 28th at 8:00pm.   

Kasey Clawson Hudak and the Urban Communication Foundation will be brining special guest from the city of Pittsburgh to the convention for two engaging panels. 


Connect Conference

Please join the Community College Interest Group on Saturday, April 28 for a morning of connecting with colleagues, learning from experts, and collaborating with others at the biennial Connect Conference. Cost: $30 (First-time ECA attendees who attend the Connect Conference will receive a free one-year ECA membership!)   

I look forward to hearing your thoughts, seeing you present your research, and engaging with you in the city of Pittsburgh. Together, we can build a wonderful bridge that connects us to our constituents and communities. I hope to see you in April!

~Leeanne M. Bell McManus

 2018 Pittsburgh

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ECA Calendar

 March 2018 
April 25-29, 2018

109th Annual ECA Convention

Omni William Penn Hotel

Pittsburgh, PA

April 10-14, 2019

110th Annual ECA Convention

Omni Providence Hotel

Providence, RI

April 1-5, 2020

111th Annual ECA Convention

Hyatt Regency Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

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