The Eastern Communication Association (ECA) is a professional organization of scholars, teachers, and students of Communication Studies. The ECA was initially established in 1910 and continues as the oldest professional communication association in the United States.
ECA – 2014 Convention
“Communities of Dissent: A “Lively Experiment in Dialogue, Diversity,
Providence, Rhode Island
Omni Providence Hotel
April 23-27, 2014
Registration is now open for the 105th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Convention in Providence, Rhode Island, to be held April 23-27, 2014. This year’s conference theme, “Communities of Dissent,” is inspired by the tradition of dissent that has marked our host the city’s long and notable history. In addition to our traditional panels, roundtables, and programming, this year’s conference theme moves ECA to reflect on the state of dissent within our own discipline and how the ability to dissent affects the integrity of our research, our teaching, and the academy at large.
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The centerpiece of this year’s convention will be the ECA 2014 Plenary Session “The Integrity of Dissent: A ‘Lively Experiment’ on the State of Dissent in Our Discipline.” To explore the state of dissent in our discipline, an invited panel of leading ECA voice will explore how they have observed and experienced the expression and suppression of dissent in the academy, with participants responding to and engaging the various positions. The session will be held on Thursday, April 24th, with the Welcome Reception to follow immediately.
The Fourth Annual James C. McCroskey and Virginia P. Richmond Undergraduate Scholars Conference will run concurrently with the ECA convention on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27. The USC will kickoff with a Welcome Reception Continental Breakfast for participating undergraduates and feature sixteen panels and two competitive poster sessions.
We will be returning to the Omni Providence, a downtown location with great dining, entertainment and history nearby. The room rate for the convention is $165.00 plus tax for a single/double ($25.00 per extra person). The deadline to reserve a room at that rate is Monday, March 24, 2014. The Omni Providence has a 100% ADA rating. You are going to love this hotel. Check it out at http://www.omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/Providence.aspx
There is more information about ECA 2014 that I will share with you in the coming weeks. My team is working very hard to ensure you have a wonderful and productive convention experience. I look forward to seeing you in April!
First Vice President
Eastern Communication Association