ECA2023: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, COMMUNICATION TRAITS
114th Annual ECA Convention: Harboring Innovation, March 29, 2023 to April 2, 2023, Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
AT THE OUTSET, CONSIDER THIS SPECIAL INVITATION
Submissions reflecting the convention theme of ECA2023: HARBORING INNOVATION are ESPECIALLY WELCOME. As a specific example of how harboring innovation might function, consider this example. A person might consider a well-established and widely accepted research finding involving some trait, then innovate by submitting research or analysis suggesting that the opposite of the well accepted finding is actually correct (perhaps in some identifiable settings). Here are three examples;
Widely accepted finding: Verbal aggressiveness is bad.
Innovative submission: Verbal aggressiveness is good (for example, in some relational control situations).
Widely accepted finding: It is good to reduce levels of communication apprehension.
Innovative submission: Communication apprehension should be increased in some settings (for example, when a person suffers from a tendency to be a compulsive communicator).
Widely accepted finding: Studying communication traits enhances our discipline’s intellectual understanding of human communication.
Innovative submission: Studying communication traits is completely intellectually irrelevant to disciplinary study of human communication (for example, as these are personality traits best studied only by “real” psychologists).
In other words, one innovative approach consists of constructing a case against some well accepted line of thought. Fresh lines of thinking are especially welcome!
NOW, CONSIDER THE MORE GENERIC CTIG STUFF
Submissions to Communication Traits Interest Group (CTIG) might consider a variety of one or more traits, for example, argumentativeness, communication apprehension, disclosiveness, loneliness, receiver apprehensiveness, sense of humor, and verbal aggressiveness. One or more of these traits might be considered in their own right (for example, in a state of the art literature review) or how the trait(s) might have a communicative role in interpersonal/relational, small group, organizational, or public/community settings. CTIG invites all forms of scholarship including, for example, individual papers, workshops, round table discussions, symposia, debates, panel discussions, and open fora. Submissions are due by Sunday, October 16, 2022. Please note: Ordinarily, all submissions must be made through use of Attendee Interactive (AI) at ECAsite.org. For CTIG the only rare exception to submission through use of AI is for a panel relevant to Communication Traits that might focus on “convention of the future” (for example, a “field trip” panel to some location in Baltimore relevant to communication traits or, for example, an interdisciplinary debate with one of the other ECA interest groups). Any proposal for such a rare “convention of the future” panel should be made by the October 16, 2022 deadline directly through email to CTIG Chair (Chuck Wigley: email@example.com).
Although submissions to CTIG need not require participants from two or more institutions, such submissions are especially encouraged. NOTE: If a submission has a chair and/or respondent, such individuals should not also be on the same panel in an additional capacity (such as “paper presenter”). Submissions should reflect rigor as well as creativity/originality. Submissions extending systematic and/or programmatic lines of research are especially encouraged.
FINALLY, CONSIDER THAT UNIVERSALLY APPLICABLE ECA 2023 PROTOCOLS REQUIRE THAT THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES BE MET FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS OF PROGRAMS/PANEL PROPOSALS
Submission of program/panel proposals should include the following elements:
ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR COMPLETE 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.
If you have any questions, please contact me, ECA2023 CTIG Chair, Charles Wigley, firstname.lastname@example.org, (716) 706-9047 (text, also, okay).
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.