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A Message from the Vice President: 

I am excited to announce that the final program is posted. This program is packed with exciting panels that promote opportunities for listening, learning, and engaging others in GREAT conversations. At the convention, we will have traditional panels, large group meetings, and our traditional receptions. We will continue the “Going Green” theme by offering both a printed version and a downloadable app. of the program.


Cookie Table-We will be featuring the WELCOME (instead of Wedding) cookie table. We love Pittsburgh’s traditions and hope you will participate in bringing your favorite cookies to the conference.

The Media Ecology Association & Applied Communication will be hosting a panel entitled “The media ecology of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ PNC Park” on Friday from 3:00-4:14. This panel precedes a trip to a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game. See the program for more details. 

Valerie Lynn Schrader will lead a group interested in attending Pittsburgh Public Theater's Production of Hamlet on Saturday, April 28th at 8:00pm and the group will have a discussion about the show on Sunday morning. 

Kasey Clawson Hudak and the Urban Communication Foundation will be brining special guest from the city of Pittsburgh to the convention for two engaging panels. 


Connect Conference

Please join the Community College Interest Group on Saturday, April 28 for a morning of connecting with colleagues, learning from experts, and collaborating with others at the biennial Connect Conference. Cost: $30 (First-time ECA attendees who attend the Connect Conference will receive a free one-year ECA membership!)   

I look forward to hearing your thoughts, seeing you present your research, and engaging with you in the city of Pittsburgh. Together, we can build a wonderful bridge that connects us to our constituents and communities. I hope to see you in April!

~Leeanne M. Bell McManus
Vice President, Eastern Communication Association

 2018 Pittsburgh

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April 10-14, 2019

110th Annual ECA Convention

Omni Providence Hotel

Providence, RI

April 1-5, 2020

111th Annual ECA Convention

Hyatt Regency Baltimore

Baltimore, MD

March 24-28, 2021

112th Annual ECA Convention

Hyatt Cambridge

Cambridge, MA

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