NCA 101st Annual Convention

My heart overflows with gratitude to everyone who contributed to and participated in the 2015 NCA convention. I am in awe of the creativity, collaboration, and enthusiasm that energized events and sessions. As I read through the program, I marveled at the sessions offered by interest groups, special series, and affiliate organizations, and, thanks to member suggestions, for the first time ever, our Annual Convention included the NCA Interest Group Fair and the NCA Film Festival.  

Thank you to everyone who donated their time and energy to this year’s convention. Thank you to our submitters for choosing the NCA Annual Convention as a potential outlet for your work and to our reviewers for evaluating the high number of submissions that we received. Thank you to our interest group, affiliate, and special series planners for organizing an exceptional list of sessions. Thank you to all of our participants for coordinating discussions, presenting research, sharing instructional ideas, and mentoring newer members of our discipline. 

Thank you to all of our volunteers who worked behind the scenes to ensure the huge success of activities such as our NCA Anti-Bullying Service-Learning Project, the Graduate School Open House, the Twitter Scavenger Hunt (TSH), Club U21, and our first ever NCA Student Organization Party. I’m particularly grateful to my assistant, Jen Seifert, and the NCA National Office staff for their tireless work to ensure that the many moving parts of the convention functioned seamlessly.  

Thank you to nearly 30 departments for the donation of prizes for Club U21 and TSH. I’m incredibly grateful to our generous sponsors— Ohio University Scripps College of Communication; Ohio University School of Communication Studies; Routledge Taylor and Francis; Pearson; and Bedford/St. Martin's.  

Moreover, thank you to the members of NCA for enabling me to embrace this tremendous opportunity of serving as Primary Program Planner for the 101st NCA Annual Convention. I’m beyond grateful for honor and privilege of working on the 2015 NCA convention.

C BeckChristina S.Beck
NCA First Vice President
Ohio University