The Eastern Communication Association (ECA) is a professional organization of scholars, teachers, and students of Communication Studies. The ECA was initially established in 1910 and continues as the oldest professional communication association in the United States.

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107th Annual ECA Convention


Baltimore, Maryland
March 31st – April 3rd, 2016

I hope everyone here on the East Coast impacted by Saturday’s blizzard is in good health and digging themselves out today with no problems. I know parts of Baltimore had upwards of 35” of snow. The Washington Post reported on Sunday that it was the biggest snow fall in history for Baltimore.

Today, I’m e-mailing everyone just for a few reminders as we are heading into the last week of January.

1)      If you haven’t made your hotel reservations, please do so soon to ensure you have a place to stay in Baltimore:

2)      Please make sure you register for the convention if you have not done so already.

3)      You can view the electronic version of the program by visiting if you have not done so already. I’ve also updated the PDF version of the program (called Version 2.0) and it is located on the ECA Website: If you find any mistakes, please e-mail me at by Friday, January 29th at 5:00PM.

Two months will be here before we know it, and I look forward to seeing everyone in Baltimore.


Jason S. Wrench
Eastern Communication Association
1st Vice President
2016 Convention Planner in Baltimore, MD

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