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Short Courses

108th Annual ECA Convention

Freedom To … and Freedom From …
Boston, Massachusetts

March 29 - April 2, 2017



Dante Morelli
Steven Granelli
Suffolk County Community College
Ohio University


Call for Short Courses

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2016

ECA’s invites submissions for short courses to be included in its 2017 annual convention program.  The convention will take place at the Omni Parker House from March 29 – April 2, 2016. As a convention theme, Freedom To… Freedom From…, provides an opportunity for communication studies scholars and practitioners to address the theme from a variety of perspectives, theories, and applications.  Short Course submissions are encouraged to consider the following question posed Benjamin Bates, ECA Vice President: Our presence in Boston invites us to consider how the tensions in <freedom> are also present in our discipline. What does communication give us the <freedom> to do? What does it give us <freedom> from? What are the uses and abuses of free communication? When have others used their freedom to communicate to prevent freedom from other forces? And, when have we used the freedom to communicate to gain freedom from these forces?  Short courses should be formatted as a workshop that encourages participate interaction. Presenters are required to supply all material for the course.

Short Course Information

New for 2017!

  • Short courses will be 90 minute or 3 hours in length (two 90-minute sessions) and run as a part of the regular convention schedule. Please indicate in your proposal the time preference for your short course.
  • There will be a $10 materials fee for each short course which will also require pre-registration for each attendee.

Short Course Submission Guidelines  

Submissions should be completed using the short course submission template: 2017 Short Course Submission Form

Please send completed submissions as a file attachment (.docx, .doc, or .rtf formats are acceptable) to Dante Morelli, and Steve Granelli, Please use “ECA 2017 Short Course Submission” as the subject line.

Additional Information

Professional Responsibility Statement

When submitting a paper or proposal for review, the following statement MUST be included.  

“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.”

For any additional information regarding the short course call for submissions, please contact:

Dante E. Morelli, Ph.D.       Steve Granelli
Suffolk County Community College        Ohio University
Communication/Radio/TV/Film      School of Communication Studies
533College Road     400 Schoonover Center
Selden, NY 11784    Athens, OH 45701
631.451.4963   740.593.4824