RHETORIC & PUBLIC ADDRESS INTEREST GROUP
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The 114th Annual Convention of the Eastern Communication Association
Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD
March 29-April 2, 2023
Submission Deadline: October 16, 2022 11:59 PST
The Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group invites submissions in preparation of the annual ECA Convention. The deadline for electronic submissions is October 16, 2023.
The “Harboring Innovation” conference theme invites us to showcase how we are innovating, and to deliberate the ways in which we must innovate to ensure that the communication discipline continues to make an important impact at all levels of society. Held in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, an area with one of our nation’s richest and most innovative histories, the “Harboring Innovation” theme also provides us with the opportunity to consider the lessons the city has to offer communication scholars.
Scholars are encouraged to consider how we have innovated and how we need to innovate to remain relevant, cutting-edge, and unique. In what ways is our field at the forefront of studying the powerful relationships among communication and our relationships, organizations, communities, and the environment? What innovative theories, questions, methods, data analysis techniques, and practices are emerging from our field? What opportunities exist for us to innovate with our research, service, pedagogy, and practice? How are you responding to your environment to ensure that your work and our field are addressing the practical communication concerns of today and tomorrow?
The Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group welcomes submissions of papers, thematic panels, and other programs that explore these, and other, issues and questions, and how these topics and questions intersect with critical issues related to rhetoric and public address.
Submissions of completed papers should be no more than 25 pages, excluding title page, abstract, references, and appendices. Completed papers should be written in accordance with standards set by the Chicago Manual of Style, the American Psychological Association (APA) or the Modern Language Association (MLA). All submissions of completed papers should be uploaded to Attendee Interactive and include the following:
All program/panel submissions should be uploaded to Attendee Interactive and include the following:
All paper and program/panel submissions should be uploaded to and processed through Attendee Interactive (link available through ECAsite.org).
**If you have an idea for a creative program for the Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group – such as a debate, a field trip, or other innovative session that goes beyond the traditional panel, roundtable, or competitive paper - please contact the Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group Program Planner directly via e-mail: Christina Knopf, SUNY Cortland, email@example.com
Statement of Professional Responsibility
When submitting a paper or proposal for review, the following statement MUST be included. Papers and panels without this statement will not be programmed.
"In submitting the attached paper or proposal, I/we recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. I/we agree to present this paper or program/panel 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 the required fees.”
Please contact the Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group Program Planner, via e-mail, for further information:
Christina Knopf, SUNY Cortland, firstname.lastname@example.org