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ECA 2023 ... Communication Administration Interest Group Call for Submissions



2023 Eastern Communication Association, 114th Annual Convention, March 29-April 2, 2023

Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland

Submission Deadline: October 16, 2022, 11:59 P.M., PST

Convention Theme: “Harboring Innovation”

The Communication Administration Interest Group invites submissions for the annual ECA Convention to be held March 29 to April 2, 2023. The 114th convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor Hotel, located in Baltimore’s beautiful Inner Harbor. The deadline for electronic submissions is 11:59 p.m., PST, October 16, 2022.

The convention theme, “Harboring Innovation,” encourages us to examine the standard tools and practices that we use in communication administration from new perspectives, and to explore how alternative styles and methods of administrative communication might be used to facilitate improved outcomes. How have we innovated and how must we continue to innovate in order to remain relevant, forward-looking, and efficacious? What advantages accrue to innovation, to disruption, and to the tried and true? What innovations can be tied to research in communication?  To pedagogy? To best administrative practices? To locale? We encourage submitters to consider individual papers, thematic panels, workshop sessions, and round table discussions that explore these issues and related questions.

All submissions should be uploaded to and processed through Attendee Interactive.  Find the link at ECAcomm.orgSubmissions received outside of the Attendee Interactive link will not be considered for acceptance.

Competitive Papers

Abstracts or incomplete papers are not acceptable in this category. 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). Submissions related to Communication Administration should be uploaded to Attendee Interactive and must include the following:

Program/Panel Proposals  

All program/panel submissions related to Communication Administration should be uploaded to Attendee Interactive and must include the following:

Workshop Session Proposals

Round Table Discussion Proposals

Submissions in this category should feature five to eight presenters who share brief position papers on a single, focused topic related to Communication Administration. Submissions should be uploaded to Attendee Interactive and must include the following:

Statement of Professional Responsibility:

When submitting papers, panel proposals, workshop session proposals, or round table discussion proposals, the following statement must be included.  Submissions 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 2023 Communication Administration Interest Group Program Planner, via e-mail, for further information:  Mary L. Kahl, The Pennsylvania State University, the Behrend College (Professor Emeritus):

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