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ECA - 2020 Convention - Call for Papers Reminder ... Nonverbal Communication Interest Group

Hi everyone!

Zach Carr here, program planner for the 2020 year. Very excited to see you all in Baltimore. The call for submissions is shown below. This year's ECA has many wonderful opportunities to take part in so please be sure to do so. I would also love to hold a Nonverbal Interest Group social hour, so please be on the lookout for details on that.

Best wishes to all and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. 

Zach Carr

The Nonverbal Communication Interest Group is requesting paper and panel submissions for the 111th Annual ECA Convention in Baltimore, Maryland. The convention theme, Harboring Innovation, is centered on how we, as communication scholars, have innovated and how we need to innovate to remain consistently relevant, cutting-edge, and unique. In what ways does our scholarship and teaching keep the field at the forefront of studying the powerful impact of public, private, and mediated messages on our relationships, organizations, communities, and the environment? What disruptions are communication scholars, practitioners, and teachers responding to with innovative theories, questions, methods, data analysis techniques, and practices? What opportunities exist for us to innovate with our research, service, pedagogy, and practice? What are you doing that is unique? How are you leading the way? How are you responding to your environment to ensure that your work and our field are addressing those practical communication concerns of society that exist today and may arise tomorrow? We strongly encourage any scholar to submit their scholarhip as it relates to these questions and topics within the field of nonverbal communication. 

ECA will again be using Attendee Interactive to manage submissions and reviews. All submissions should be uploaded through Attendee Interactive at the following site: The deadline for submissions remains the same, October 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM. You will be prompted to create a new User ID and Password to submit your work. 

The Interest Group invites two types of submission and the specific requirements for each type are as follows: 

Submission Guidelines for Completed Papers 

Papers should be written in accordance with the University of Chicago Manual of Style or APA 6th edition (whichever is appropriate). The following fields need to be completed for individual submissions: 

  • Title
  • Description (aka. Abstract) including the Professional Responsibility Statement.
  • Student Paper
  • Debut Submission
  • Special requests
  • Audio Visual Needs
  • Upload final paper or additional documents (file types accepted: Word or PDF).

Submission Guidelines for Panel/Program Proposals  

Please submit panel/program proposals is one MS Word file (.doc or .docx). Proposals should be written according to the University of Chicago Manual of Style or APA 6th edition (whichever is appropriate). Include the following items in all panel/program submissions: 

  • Thematic Title
  • Participants (Names & Affiliations) including chair and respondent.
  • Estimated Attendance
  • Special requests
  • Rationale
  • Audio Visual Needs
  • 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 Statement of Professionalism (see below).

Include the following statement with submissions. 

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

For additional information about the upcoming convention, please visit ECA’s website All questions or concerns related to the Nonverbal Communication Interest Group can be directed to:  

Zachary Carr, Department of Communication, University at Buffalo, SUNY,

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