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

Call for Papers

Organizational Communication Interest Group

Eastern Communication Association annual convention

Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD

March 29-April 2, 2023

Submission Deadline: October 16, 2022 11:59 P.M. (EST)

The Organizational Communication Interest Group is seeking paper and panel submissions for presentation at the 2023 annual meeting of the Eastern Communication Association. In keeping with the convention theme and Convention Program Planner Jennifer Waldeck’s vision for this year’s convention, let these questions guide your paper and panel submissions:

  • In what ways is our field at the forefront of studying the powerful relationships among communication and our relationships, organizations, communities, and the environment?
  • What innovative theories, questions, methods, data analysis techniques, and practices are emerging from our field?
  • What opportunities exist for us to innovate with our research, service, pedagogy, and practice?
  • How are you responding to your environment to ensure that your work and our field are addressing the practical communication concerns of today and tomorrow? 

Submission of completed papers should include the following components:

  • A completed paper no more than 8,000 words not including the title page, the abstract, the references, tables, and figures.
  • A statement of professional responsibility (see below).
  • The word “Debut” marked on the paper if it is written by authors who have not presented previously at a regional or national convention. To be considered a “debut” paper, all authors must not have presented previously at a regional or national convention.
  • The word “Student” marked on the paper if it is written by authors who are undergraduate or graduate students. To be considered a “Student” paper, all authors must be students at the time of submission.
  • If the paper has multiple authors, please indicate who will be presenting the paper at the convention.

Only one single paper may be submitted to the Organizational Communication Interest Group!

Submission of program/panel proposals should include the following components:

  • A  thematic title for the program.
  • Names of the chair and respondents (if any). Chairs should not be designated as respondents.
  • Names, mailing addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of all participants.
  • Titles and abstracts for each paper or presentation.
  • A program copy (no more than a 75-word description) as it should appear in the final program.
  • A detailed rationale for the program/panel.
  • A statement of professional responsibility (see below).

Statement of Professional Responsibility:

  • 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.

All submissions must be uploaded through Attendee Interactive, which can be accessed at  You will be prompted to either login using either (1) ECA-specific credentials (you will be unable to use login credentials you may have created for any other association that uses Attendee Interactive) or (2) create an account. Please contact Primary Convention Planner Jennifer Waldeck ( with any questions.   

If you have questions about the submission process or alternative program categories (e.g., round table discussion, debate), contact Scott A. Myers (2023 Program Planner) at either (304) 293-3905 or

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