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06/24/2019

ECA - 2020 Convention - Call for Papers ... Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group

RHETORIC & PUBLIC ADDRESS INTEREST GROUP
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

2020 Eastern Communication Association 109th Annual Convention
April 1-5, 2020

Baltimore, Maryland

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2019

“Harboring Innovation”

The Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group invites submissions in preparation of the annual ECA Convention to be held from April 1-5, 2020. We are seeking proposals for the 111th convention to be held at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor Hotel located in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The deadline for electronic submissions is October 15, 2019. The convention theme, “Harboring Innovation,” encourages us to look at rhetoric in new ways and to explore how rhetoric can be used for change. We encourage submitters to consider papers, thematic panels, and other programs that explore related issues and questions, and how these topics and questions intersect with critical issues related to rhetoric and public address.

All submissions should be uploaded to and processed through Attendee Interactive through the following site:  https://ww4.aievolution.com/eca2001/index.cfm

Competitive Papers

Abstracts or incomplete papers are not acceptable in this category. Submissions of completed papers should be no more than 25 pages, excluding title page, abstract, references, and appendices. Submissions should include:

  • Title
  • Description (Abstract)
  • Professional Responsibility Statement
  • Designation if Student Paper
  • Designation if Debut Submission
  • Special requests
  • Audio Visual Form
  • Uploaded final paper (Word or PDF format) with all identifying information removed for blind review
  • Any additional documents, if necessary (Word or PDF format)

Program/Panel Proposal

All program/panel submissions should be uploaded as one pdf or Microsoft Word file, and must include:

  • A thematic title for the program/panel.
  • The name of the Chair and Respondent (if any). Please do not have chairs act as respondents.
  • The names and institutional affiliations of all participants.
  • The program copy (no more than a 75-word description) as it should appear in the final program.
  • Estimated attendance
  • A detailed rationale for the program/panel.
  • Special requests
  • Audio Visual Form
  • Upload supporting documents that include titles and abstract for each paper or presentation, program copy (no more than a 75-word description) as it should appear in the final program, and Professional Responsibility Statement (see below).

Papers in Progress

This year, we encourage submitters to submit research in progress in the form of an extended abstract. Submissions in this category should consist of a 250-word extended abstract detailing a research project that will be completed by the time of the conference. Submissions should include:

  • Title
  • Description (Abstract)
  • Professional Responsibility Statement
  • Designation if Student Paper
  • Designation if Debut Submission
  • Special requests
  • Audio Visual Form
  • Uploaded extended abstract (Word or PDF format) with all identifying information removed for blind review

Statement of Professional Responsibility

When submitting a paper or proposal for review, the following statement MUST be included. Papers and panels without this statement will not be programmed.

"In submitting the attached paper or proposal, I/we recognize that this submission is considered a professional responsibility. I/we agree to present this paper or program/panel 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 the required fees."

ECA Technology Policy

Please visit: http://www.ecacomm.org/aws/ECA/asset_manager/get_file/18827?ver=97400 to review the ECA Technology Policy, the complete statement about the provision of media technology by ECA for convention participants.  Note that reasonable requests for technology support will not be met unless they are received by the interest group planner at the time of the paper or program submission.


Please contact the Rhetoric & Public Address Interest Group Program Planner, via e-mail, for further information:

Valerie Lynn Schrader, Penn State Schuylkill: vls146@psu.edu

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