NCA 101st Annual Convention

The deadline to submit to the NCA 101st Annual Convention is Wednesday, March 25 at 11:59pm Pacific. Please visit NCA Convention Central and click View Calls to see all of the calls posted by NCA Interest Groups, Special Series, and Affiliates. You do not need to log-in to view the calls! If you have any questions, please contact the Convention Team.  

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Embrace Opportunities at the Annual Convention: Submit Today

In just nine months, NCA will host its 101st Annual Convention in Las Vegas—the first conference of our next century (as well as our first time in this vibrant location). As we build on all that we have accomplished thus far, and commemorated during our centennial celebration in Chicago, our 2015 convention theme, "Embracing Opportunities," encourages us to consider what's next... what awaits for our discipline... what can (and, perhaps, should) be for us, as educators, scholars, and citizens. As we look to our future, as an association and as individuals, what kinds of conversations would be most meaningful and, importantly, how can we contribute?  

Over the past few weeks, I have really enjoyed reading posts on CRTNET by individuals who are putting together sessions for the 101st Annual Convention, especially because submissions shape the program that we will share in Las Vegas. NCA Convention Central features creative calls by NCA units, affiliates, and special series for competitive papers, panel discussions, paper sessions, performance sessions, book club topics, preconference proposals, and seminar sessions. In Vegas, we will carve out space for conversations about potential research collaborations, innovative instructional ideas, and imaginative ways to share our scholarship beyond the walls of the academy. Please join us for interactions about issues that matter to you.  

By submitting your work, you will help us set our agenda for this first convention of NCA's next century. I encourage you to review the calls and submit your work via NCA Convention Central by the March 25, 2015, 11:59 p.m. Pacific time deadline. If you have questions about the fit of your project or panel with a particular unit, just email the planner and ask for inputplanner contact information is available in each call for submissions. The Convention Resource Library also offers valuable guidance and tips. I'm excited for all that we will begin (and continue) in Las Vegas.  

NCA Convention Central is open for submissions. I'm excited for us to embrace opportunities, as individuals and as an association, during NCA's 101st Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 19-22, 2015!

Read the full 2015 Call for Participation.
View the February issue of the Convention Newsletter.

Christie Beck
Christina S.Beck
NCA Second Vice President
Ohio University


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