109th Annual ECA Convention

Building Bridges

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 25-29, 2018

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Would you like to get your name out to the entire ECA membership? Are you looking to celebrate your institution’s successes or offerings? Would you like to have a space in Baltimore to connect with convention attendees?


Mary C. Toale
SUNY Oswego

Opportunities are first come, first serve – and space is limited.

CLICK HERE to Submit Your Requests!

Note: You can pay online with a credit card or request an invoice for payment by check.


Omni Hotels
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219


Display Booth/Table at the Convention Exhibit Hall Reservation deadline--March 1, 2018

  • One Table $350
  • Two Tables $600
  • Three Tables $825
  • Exhibit Drop By - $105 Per Day in addition to cost of table - Send your books to the Convention Hotel and ECA will set up the exhibit.
  • Display of individual titles with Order From - $105/Title

Graduate School Showcase at the USC Luncheon

  • Awards Luncheon Exhibit table, includes 1 free meal: $250 

Mobile App

In-Hand Advertising

Attendees of the ECA Convention receive a Convention Program book as their guide to the convention sessions and events. This year we will offer two versions of that guide: a mobile phone app and a printed program. The below categories help you to have your name appear in front of our membership numerous times per day and even outside of the convention!

Given the number of opportunities, please work with our Director of Marketing to select one or the combination of a few options that will best reach your audience. These options are limited and, thus, must be offered FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.

Mobile App

Banner Scroll (your institution, company information, or link to your book or publication will randomly scroll within the mobile app):

  • One day: $50
  • Two days: $100
  • Three days: $200
  • Every day: $300 (Thursday through Sunday)
  • Panel Sponsorship I (your name will appear under the title of the individual panel with a link to additional information on the app exhibit page): $250
  • Panel Sponsorship II (your name, logo, and a link to your website will appear at the bottom of the panel listing): $350

For each advertisement, please send an image in PNG or JPG format. The image size is 736 px (wide) by 264 px (high) for the large advertisement. The image size for a medium advertisement is  264 x 264 px.

Printed Program

Attendees of the ECA Convention receive a Convention Program book as their guide to the convention sessions and events. Advertising in our Convention Program is an excellent way to increase the visibility of your products or organization at our convention!

  •  Back cover 5 ½” x 8 ½” $840* SOLD
  •  Inside Front Cover 5 ½” x 8 ½”  $740* SOLD
  •  Inside Back Cover 5 ½” x 8 ½” $740*
  •  Full Page $470 5 ½” x 8 ½” 
  •  Half Page $315 5 ½” x 4 1/4” 
  •  Dividers* (Each Day has a Divider with a front and back available) 5 ½” x 8 ½”  $630

*Check on availability before ordering

** Please note that all printed program advertisements are black and white. Please submit ad copy in a high resolution PDF file with all fonts embedded absolutely no later than 2/15/2018. All files should be 300 dpi at the final size of the advertisement.

Reception Recognition and Sponsorship

The events below draw significant audiences and give your organization or institution a chance for interaction with attendees that can develop into long-term relationships with ECA members.

  •  Newcomer’s Reception (Thursday): $2,200
  •  Welcome Reception (Thursday): $5,100
  •  President’s Reception (Saturday Night): $6200 (available for co-sponsor)
  •  3 Student Poster Session Award (one graduate and two undergraduate): $1,000 each
  •  3 ECA Coffee Café: $2000 each (available for co-sponsorship)
  •  Wine & Spots : $3,000  (available for co-sponsor) SOLD
  •  Urban Communication Connections Reception: $2,500 SOLD
  •  Tote Bag (includes YOUR logo!): $2800 SOLD
  •  Badges and ribbons: $550
  •  Lanyards with Logo Display: $2500 SOLD

CLICK HERE to Submit Your Requests!

Note: You can pay online with a credit card or request an invoice for payment by check.


Director of Sponsorship
Mary C. Toale
SUNY Oswego


Primary Convention Planner
Leeanne M. Bell McManus
Stevenson University

Inter-Session Exhibit Space Hours:

Set up Thursday Morning

Thursday 1-5pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 9am-3pm 

Our sponsors are our backbone. These partnerships allow us to offer the best for our members and create foundational relationships that benefit everyone. THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS!


Ashland University
Bloomsburg Univ. PA
Chapman University
CO State Univ. Pueblo
Duquesne University
Emerson College
Florida State University
George Mason University



Kendall Hunt
Liberty University
Oakland University
Ohio University
Philadelphia Press
Radford University
Slippery Rock Univ.
Stevenson University
Stonehill College


SUNY - Oswego
Taylor & Francis/Routledge
Temple University
Texas State University
Towson University
Tympo LLC
University of Delaware
Virginia Tech
Villanova University
West Virginia University