MEA @ ECA 2023 CFP

Media Ecology Affiliate Group

“Harboring Innovation”
Baltimore, MD
March 29–April 2, 2023

Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. EDT

The Media Ecology affiliate group is requesting paper and panel submissions for the 114th Annual ECA Convention and seeks submissions that explore ways in which media function as environments. Submissions should seek to probe thoughts and ideas connected to the convention theme of “Harboring Innovation” that address questions and topics from a media ecology approach such as

  • Innovation in new media technologies;
  • Innovation in theories and methods within a media ecology lens;
  • Novel combinations or conversations between media ecology and other disciplines;
  • The “new” in new media and media ecology work, or, new looks at older texts and figures;
  • Using the metaphor of “harboring” in response to various media ecology perspectives, such as how media retrieves or holds on to past media imperatives and biases.

Attendee Interactive Submission

ECA is now using Attendee Interactive to manage submissions and reviews. This is the same system used by the National Communication Association. The deadline for submissions is October 16, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. All submissions should be uploaded and processed through Attendee Interactive. See for details.

The Media Ecology Affiliate Group invites two types of submissions with specific requirements for each type:

Submission Guidelines for Completed Papers

Papers should be written in accordance with APA 7th edition or the University of Chicago Manual of Style. The following fields will be completed for individual submissions:

  • Title
  • Description (aka. Abstract) including the Professional Responsibility Statement (see below)
  • 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 in one MS Word file (.doc or .docx). Proposals should be written according to APA 7th edition or the University of Chicago Manual of Style. Include the following items in all panel/program submissions:

  • Thematic Title
  • Participants (Names & Affiliations) including chair and respondent
  • Estimated Attendance
  • Special requests
  • One-page rationale for the panel and explanation of how the papers are thematically linked
  • 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 all 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.

For additional information about the upcoming convention, please visit ECA’s website For questions, please email Robert Foschia at

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