109th Annual ECA Convention

Building Bridges

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

April 25-29, 2018


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Special Events

The Connect Conference


Connect Conference 2018

Please join the Community College Interest Group on Saturday, April 28 for a morning of connecting with colleagues, learning from experts, and collaborating with others at the biennial Connect Conference. The 2018 featured presenters are Dr. Pat Gehrke from the University of South Carolina, who will focus and elaborate on ideas from his recent article “A Manifesto for Teaching Public Speaking,” published in Review of Communication in 2016, and Dr. Nick Bowman from West Virginia University, who will discuss the challenges we face in the theory and teaching of mass media in a new era.

Cost: $30 (First-time ECA attendees who attend the Connect Conference will receive a free one-year ECA membership!)        

Location: Double Tree Hotel (just steps away from the Omni William Penn)

Schedule of Events

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM            Registration and breakfast

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM            Welcome

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM         Dr. Pat Gehrke, presentation and workshop

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM       Break and snacks

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM       Dr. Nick Bowman, presentation and workshop

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM          Reflection and Evaluation

Enjoy the rest of your afternoon at the convention!