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ECA 2024 - Intercultural Communication Interest Group Call Call for Submissions


115th Annual Eastern Communication Association (ECA) Convention


March 20-24, 2024

Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge: Cambridge, MA

Submission Deadline: September 18, 2023, 11:59 PM PDT

Submission link for Intercultural Communication Interest Group

The Intercultural Communication Interest Group is requesting paper and panel submissions for the 115th Annual ECA Convention. 2024’s convention theme is Currents, which represents our convention location the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge while serving as a metaphor for how ideas are the currents that shape our discipline in this contemporary moment.

The Intercultural Communication Interest Group is devoted to the study and practice of representing, performing, and negotiating cultural identities in face-to-face interaction and mediated communication in cross-cultural and international contexts. The interest group welcomes submissions from scholars at all stages in their academic career, especially those interested in integrating theory and practice in intercultural communication research.

As much of our work intersects with diverse voices and methodologies, we especially encourage proposals that can be co-sponsored by our colleagues in Voices of Diversity and Interpretation & Performance Studies. Some ideas for consideration include critical/cultural considerations, autoethnographic engagement, narrative methodological work, and performance pieces.

Papers and panel/program proposals must be submitted electronically by Monday, September 18, 2023 at 11:59 PM PDT. **please note this is earlier than usual

ECA uses Attendee Interactive to manage submissions and reviews. This is the same system used by the National Communication Association so you may be familiar with it. You will be prompted to create a new User ID and Password to submit your work through this link: The link can also be found on ECA’s website at Attendee Interactive. 

The Intercultural Communication Interest Group invites two types of submission with the following specific requirements for each type: 

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 will be completed for individual submissions: 

  • Title
  • Description (aka. Abstract) including the Professional Responsibility Statement.
  • Student Paper
  • Debut Submission
  • Special requests
  • Audio Visual Form
  • 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 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 Statement of Professionalism (see below).

Please 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.  

Please send your inquiries to the Intercultural Communication Interest Group Chair, Dr. Angela Putman, at For additional information about the upcoming convention, please visit ECA’s website

Thanks so much and I look forward to receiving your proposals!


Angela L. Putman, Ph.D.
Interest Group Chair and 2024 Program Planner
Intercultural Communication Interest Group
Eastern Communication Association 

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