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ECA 2021 | September 15th Conference Update

Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Massachusetts
Wednesday, March 24 - Sunday, March 28, 2021 



Dear ECA community:

The 2021 Conference Planning Team is working hard to create the best possible conference experience for our members.  We continue to monitor travel orders and restrictions for our conference location, Cambridge, MA.  We're also narrowing our list of possible virtual conference platform vendors.

Here are two important action items for your review:

  1. The submission deadline is October 15th.  For more information and to submit your work, visit
  1. The planning team would like feedback on your current funding situation and plans to attend the 2021 ECA Convention.  You can complete our brief 3-minute survey here:

Please submit your responses by October 1st, 2020.  We'll use this feedback to finalize our plans for face-to-face, virtual, or a combination of mediums for our conference.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Amanda McKendree, Primary Conference Planner, at

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Obituary for Gerald Lee Ratliff

Dr. Gerald Lee Ratliff, age 75, of Rock Island, Tennessee passed away on January 14, 2020 at his home. Gerald was born in Middletown, Ohio on October 23, 1944.

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