October 12, 2022

Eastern Communication Association Plans Innovative Convention

Innovate:  "To make changes in something established, especially by introducing new ideas, methods, or activities.  To create transformation, revolution, and metamorphosis." 

The Eastern Communication Association would be honored to have you join us for our 114th Annual Convention. The event will take place from March 29 to April 2, 2023 at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor in Baltimore. The theme for our gathering is “Harboring Innovation.”



Important submission deadlines:

October 16:      Regular submissions

December 11:   Graduate posters and undergraduate scholars’ submissions

What Will You Discover at ECA 23?

If you’ve never been to an ECA convention, we hope you will consider checking us out.  In these dynamic times, we are committed to creating a new and innovative type of conference that will meet our attendees’ needs.  We offer a small venue with plenty of opportunities for sharing research ideas, gaining professional development, socializing with friends, and discussing state-of-the-art ideas about teaching. 

ECA is proud to provide an inclusive environment for all members and is excited to welcome convention veterans as well as those attending for the first time. We will showcase a broad range of research methodologies, provide plenty of opportunities for students, and offer balanced content on both research and teaching.  From performance studies to mediation and moderation to baseball, there will truly be something for everyone. 

The Theme

The theme for the 2023 convention - Harboring Innovation - may sound familiar to those who had been planning to attend the 2020 event that was canceled due to COVID. Innovation means something different to us today than it did just a few years ago and has become more important than ever before. Virtual teaching, access to research participants and venues, and the absence of in-person conferences to connect with colleagues are just some of the areas where innovation has changed how we work. 

ECA officers and my planning team invite you to bring to Baltimore your best thoughts about innovating the field, our scholarship, our teaching, and our outreach.

Please Join Us

You can find all of the pertinent details, including the call for papers and submission procedures, by visiting the Convention page on the ECA website. And of course, I invite you to email me with any questions or suggestions.


Jennifer Waldeck, Primary Planner/First Vice President

Department Head & Professor, Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communication

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

University of Georgia