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ECA 2022 Convention - Organizational Communication Interest Group Call for Papers

Call for Papers 

2022 Eastern Communication Association Convention


Philadelphia, Pa

April 7 to 9, 2022 

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

The 2022 ECA convention will be an opportunity for (re)union! If all goes well, the 2022 convention will be our first “in person” ECA after two years of being unable to gather our community together. We seek to make ECA 2022 an occasion of joyous reconnection and opportunity to build new connections among our community members. We also seek to make ECA 2022 a location of reflection, deliberation, and learning as we emerge from the global pandemic and consider how we as Communication educators and scholars will contribute to a post-pandemic world.

We invite ECA interest groups and members to develop programming for the 2022 convention that focuses on “(Re)union” in a variety of ways, including:

  • Reuniting colleagues who have similar research and teaching interests
  • Reuniting colleagues who have made significant contributions through their collaborative work
  • Reuniting colleagues who have shared mentorship experiences
  • Building new unions within ECA to move our discipline forward
  • Building new unions between ECA and the larger communities in which our members live and work
  • Creating opportunities to connect around shared research and teaching interests
  • Opportunities for reflection on the effects of the global pandemic on our teaching, research, and professional development and how to move forward
  • Deliberation on how communication scholars and educators contribute to a post-pandemic world

We look forward to our 2022 (re)union!

The Organizational Communication Interest Group welcomes proposals, regardless of affiliation, for individual papers, panels, workshops, round table discussions, symposiums, debates, open forums, community programs, or any other creative sessions.

Individual Paper: A completed paper reporting original research, an extensive literature review, or other form of scholarship. Interest group planners thematically group papers to create panels, and appoint a chair to introduce each paper and moderate the discussion, and a respondent to provide feedback and expert insight on the papers after they are presented.

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.

Workshop Session: a program led by two or three experts on a particular topic, with audience involvement and participation.

Round Table Discussion: a program featuring 5-8 presenters who briefly share a position paper or summary of recent research on a focused topic moderated by a chair with “on-the-spot” interaction and discussion by participants and audience.

Symposium: a program where three to five invited speakers present a predetermined section of specific topic introduced by a chair who initiates audience participation through questions and answers or in an open forum.

Debate: a traditional debate on an announced topic, with pro and con statements and rebuttals.

Open Forum: a semi-structured public discussion of a predetermined topic of interest introduced and moderated by a chair. The goal of such a program is to share information, ideas, concerns, and special interests.


ECA utilizes Attendee Interactive to manage submissions and reviews. ECA will send an email to members and update the Convention section of its website with a link to the submission link this summer.  To submit your work, you will be prompted to login using ECA-specific credentials (you do not use login credentials you may have created for any other association, such as NCA, that uses Attendee Interactive), or to create an account. 

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You may only submit a single paper to one interest group or affiliate organization for consideration.

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