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ECA 2018 – Call for Short Courses Reminder

ECA 2018 – Call for Short Courses

109th Annual ECA Convention

Building Bridges

Pittsburgh, PA

April 25 -29, 2018

Call for Short Courses

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2017

ECA invites submissions for short courses to be included in its 2018 annual convention program. The convention will take place at the William Penn Hotel from April 25th to April 29th, 2018. The convention theme, Building Bridges, calls for the exploration of cross-disciplinary research that makes connections between theory and practice, creates new approaches to teaching, and reaffirms outreach and collaboration with communities for service and civic engagement opportunities. Short Course submissions are encouraged to consider the following questions formulated by Leeanne Bell McManus, ECA Vice President: How can we build bridges within our discipline? How do we communicate and engage others when the bridges are broken? What are ways in which communication creates opportunities for new connections and for building new bridges? What can we gain by fostering communication among our many communities in order to further promote connection?

Short Course Information

  • Short courses will be 90 minutes in length and will run as a part of the regular convention schedule.
  • There will be $10 materials fee for each short course which will also require pre-registration for each attendee.

Short Course Submission Guidelines

Submissions should be completed using the short course submission template: 2018 Short Course Submission Form

Please send completed submissions as a file attachment (.docx, .doc, or .rtf formats are acceptable) to Timothy J. Brown, Please use “ECA 2018 Short Course Submission” as the subject line.

Additional Information

Professional Responsibility Statement

When submitting a paper or proposal for review, the following statement MUST be included.

“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.”

For additional information regarding the short course call for submissions, please contact:

Timothy J. Brown, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication
Department of Communication Studies
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383

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