The Eastern Communication Association (ECA) is a professional organization of scholars, teachers, and students of Communication Studies. The ECA was initially established in 1910 and continues as the oldest professional communication association in the United States.

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107th Annual ECA Convention


Baltimore, Maryland
March 31st – April 3rd, 20616

We are less than a month away from when all ECA Convention Program Planners will have received your paper, presentation, and panel proposals. When I initially thought about this year’s convention theme [R]evolution, I was thinking about the state of the field of Communication today. However, over the past several months, I’ve come to question the [R]evolution of communication as it practically occurs today. (This needs to be clearer. What do you mean?) I remember my first ECA convention when I sent stacks of papers via FedEx to a program planner overnight to meet the submission deadline. Today, many of you will scrambling to finish papers and proposals right up to the deadline without any fear that FedEx will be late or lose your package somewhere along the way. How we communicate and interact with each other has also changed during this same time period. Ultimately, I’m left pondering, “Is this [R]evolution?” I think you need to provide an answer to this question - briefly. Is our electronic world of immediate gratification "(R)evolutionary" or have we taken a step backward? As you prepare your final submissions, think about incorporating an answer to this question into your submission or plan on helping resolve the question at ECA!  

Jason S. Wrench
Eastern Communication Association
1st Vice President
2016 Convention Planner in Baltimore, MD

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