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ECA 2022 Convention - Communication and Technology Interest Group Call for Papers

ECA - 2022 113th Annual Convention

Call for Papers

Communication and Technology Interest Group

(Re)union - 2022 Eastern Communication Association Conference

April 7-9, 2022

Philadelphia, PA 

Submission Deadline:  October 15, 2021 11:59 (ET) 

The Communication and Technology Interest Group is requesting paper and panel submissions for the 113th Annual ECA Convention in Philadelphia, PA. The convention theme, (Re)union, emphasizes the importance of conference like ECA, in which we meet to confer regarding our individual interests, problems, and challenges. Our division sits between the tension our desire to meet, while also providing the very tools that make meeting seem unnecessary. Communication technology can be used to assist individuals in successfully accomplishing certain communication tasks, while also complicating the way in which we communicate with personally and professionally. As communication technology scholars, we need to understand how technology adoption and mediated communication can also encourage meetings in local and global networks. At this year’s conference we welcome individual paper and panel submissions that incorporate reunion and meeting into communication technology research, service, pedagogy, and/or practice.

Papers and panel proposals must be submitted electronically by October 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM (PST).  The Communication and Technology Interest Group of ECA utilizes Attendee Interactive to manage all submissions and blind-reviews.

Submission website:

The Communication and Technology Interest Group invites two types of submissions:

Submission Guidelines for Individuals Papers
Individual Paper: A completed paper reporting original research, an extensive literature review, or
other form of scholarship. Papers should be written in accordance with the APA 7th edition. The following elements will be required for individual paper submissions:

  1. A detachable title page with the title of the paper and the author’s affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and email address*
    2. The word “Debut” marked on all papers written by authors who have not presented previously at a regional or national convention.
    3. A one-page abstract on the second page.
    4. A statement of professional responsibility on the second page.

*If the paper has multiple authors, submitter should indicate who will be presenting at the convention.

Submission Guidelines for Panel/Program Proposals
Panel: A program where three to four speakers present individual papers on a specific topic area. The individual submitting the panel should identify a chair who has agreed to introduce each paper and moderate the presentation of papers and any discussion. Respondents are optional at the discretion of the panelists. Alternatively, please submit panel/program proposals in one MS Word file (.doc or .docx). Include the following items in all panel/program submissions:

  1. A thematic title for the program.
  2. Names of the chair and respondents (if any). Chairs should not also be designated as respondents.
  3. Names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of all participants.
  4. Titles and abstracts for each paper or presentation.
  5. A program copy (no more than a 75-word description) as it should appear in the final program.
  6. A detailed rationale for the program/panel.
  7. A 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:

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 about the upcoming convention, please visit ECA’s website All questions or concerns related to the Communication and Technology Interest Group can be directed to the 2022 IG Planner: Joel Ward ( The Communication and Technology Interest Group is limited in the number of sessions it can program, so prior consultation with the planner about session ideas recommended.

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