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Dear ECA Community:

We hope that you enjoyed the summer months and are managing the transition into the fall semester.  The ECA leadership team would like to share a few important updates on our ECA 2022 Conference plans.

2022 Convention LogoNew Dates and New Location for ECA 2022 “Reunion” 

As much as we were excited to be visiting Buffalo, due to a series of unfortunate circumstances, our conference hotel will no longer be able to accommodate our conference plans.  The good news is that we will be able to return to an “ECA Favorite,” Philadelphia, as we celebrate our Reunion at the Marriott Old City from Thursday, April 7th-Saturday, April 9th.

Room Rate:  $199 + applicable taxes

You’ll notice that these new dates reflect a shorter conference.  Our hope is that this 3-day conference will be more accessible to our community this year given budgetary concerns and reduced travel funding among our members.

The ECA leadership team will continue to monitor COVID-19 considerations in Philadelphia and will follow available guidance regarding the health and safety of attendees.

Conference Registration Rates

We will be offering the same reduced registration fees that were offered for the 2021 conference.  We expect that this will be the final year we will provide these reduced fees to members and are doing so to provide relief to those who have been financially affected by COVID-19.  The reduction in fees provides a 50% decrease for MEMBER registration categories only.  In addition, we will offer an option for registrants to provide a donation to ECA to help offset these costs.

Future Conference Dates and Locations

Over the past few months, we have been working with our hospitality partners to negotiate new contracts for our upcoming conferences.

ECA 2023:  Hyatt Regency Baltimore
ECA 2024:  Hyatt Regency Cambridge
ECA 2025:  Hyatt Regency Buffalo

Next Steps for You

Look for Interest Groups to share their calls for submissions for ECA 2022 soon.  For most interest groups, submissions will be due October 15, 2021, 11:59pm EST. Submissions for the James C. McCroskey and Virginia P. Richmond Undergraduate Scholars Conference and Graduate Student Posters will be due December 13, 2021, 11:59pm EST. 

We wish you a successful transition to the new school year and can’t wait to see you in Philadelphia next year.

Stacy, Amanda, Pam, Jennifer, and Katherine

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News & Notes


Call For ECA Research Fellow Nominations

Please email nomination materials directly to the chair, Timothy J. Brown ( by March 1, 2022.


ECA Distinguished Teaching Fellows

Please email the nomination PDF directly to the chair, Rebecca M. Townsend ( by March 15, 2022.

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ECA Calendar

 January 2022 
April 7-9, 2022

113th Annual ECA Convention

Philadelphia Marriott Old City

Philadelphia, PA

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