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ECA 110th Convention - Philosophy of Communication Interest Group Call for Papers

Call for Papers
Philosophy of Communication Division
110th Eastern Communication Association Convention

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2018
Planner Email:

Creating Our Future
Providence, Rhode Island

The 110th Annual ECA Convention theme is “Creating Our Future.” The submission deadline is Monday, October 15, 2018 at midnight. The convention will be held in Providence, Rhode Island at Omni Providence Hotel on April 10-14, 2019. 

The 110th Annual ECA Conference will be built around the idea of “Creating Our Future” through the management of resources emanating from our research and scholarly activities to transforms lives, communities, and organizations. The 2018 convention theme raises interrelated questions that invite philosophical reflection related to theory and application. With these issues in mind, this Call for Papers welcomes completed papers and panel sessions focusing on the intersections of the conference theme and philosophy of communication, such as: How can philosophies of communication help us to frame responses to present contexts that will come to shape our future? How can these philosophies of communication shape interactions within public life? The convention planners wish to highlight completed papers and panels that encourage consideration and audience engagement related to themes rooted in the philosophy of communication.

The convention, as always, features panels, round tables, short courses, and programming on the convention theme. Addition, the annual James C. McCroskey and Virginia P. Richmond Undergraduate Scholars Conference (USC) will run concurrently with the convention. USC papers will be accepted through December 17, 2014, to enable scholarly student papers from the fall semester to be submitted.

ECA will now be using Attendee Interactive to manage submissions and reviews. This is the same system used by the National Communication Association so you may be familiar with it. The deadline for submissions remains the same, October 15, 2018 at 11:59 PM. You will be prompted to create a new User ID and Password to submit your work. An email will be sent to the membership in the next couple of months to announce when Attendee Interactive will be open for submission. Additional information, including a link to the submission page, will be sent to ECA members on the day the submission website opens. 

The Interest Group invites two types of submission and the specific requirements for each type follows. 

Submission Guidelines for Completed Papers 

Papers should be written in accordance with the University of Chicago Manual of Style or APA 6th edition (whichever is appropriate). The following fields will be completed for individual submissions: 

  • Title
  • Description (aka. Abstract) including the Professional Responsibility Statement.
  • Student Paper
  • Debut Submission
  • Special requests
  • Audio Visual Form
  • Upload final paper or additional documents (file types accepted:Word or PDF).

Submission Guidelines for Panel/Program Proposals  

Please submit panel/program proposals is one MS Word file (.doc or .docx). Proposals should be written according to the University of Chicago Manual of Style or APA 6th edition (whichever is appropriate). Include the following items in all panel/program submissions: 

  • Thematic Title
  • Participants (Names & Affiliations) including chair and respondent.
  • Estimated Attendance
  • Special requests
  • Rationale
  • Audio Visual Form
  • Upload supporting documents that include titles and abstract for each paper or presentation, program copy (no more than a  75-word description) as it should appear in the final program, and Statement of Professionalism (see below).

Include the following statement with submissions. 

In submitting the attached paper/panel, I/We recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. I/We agree to present this paper/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 required fees. 

Susan Mancino


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