Additional Convention Events

NCA at the Kennedy Center - "SoulWork"

"SoulWork" is a generative method for making performance, training artists, engaging communities, and framing analytical research that is rooted in generations-old African American cultural practices, theories, and performance traditions. On Wednesday, November 15, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., join SoulWork Studio founder, Northwestern University Associate Professor, 2023 United States Artists Fellow, and 2022-25 Social Practice Artist-in-Residence at The John F. Kennedy Center, Cristal Chanelle Truscott, Ph.D., at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in a workshop to connect and collaborate in a learning community that centers equity, inclusion, culture and social consciousness. 

Registration for the workshop is $50 for students and $100 for other attendees. Register now! Please follow these instructions to add the session if you have already registered for the convention.

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The Future, Present, and Past of the Foundational Course for Department Chairs: On the 10th Anniversary of the Basic Course Task Force

The past, present, and future of the Communication discipline’s foundational course (i.e. “Basic Course”) is the subject of this year’s department Chairs’ Institute, being held one-time only as a full-day preconference event on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

The Chairs’ Institute is open to department chairs, designated incoming chairs for 2023-24, and communication school directors, assistant/associate deans, and deans. Breakfast and lunch are included in the Chairs’ Institute registration. The registration fee is $200. 

Click here to read this month's Spectra article on the Chairs' Institute

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NCA Plenary Luncheon: Deep Fakes and High Stakes: What Artificial Intelligence Means for Trust in America

As we head into a contentious election season, the trust crisis may be about to get much worse. Rapid advances in Artificial Intelligence create the means to easily generate and distribute content that can deceive with “deep fake” images, video, and audio. It will also unleash an unprecedented wave of personalized, targeted content, designed to influence the public. Some experts predict that AI-generated content  could soon account for 99 percent or more of all information on the internet. What can we expect – and crucially what can be done?

Join us Saturday, Nov. 18, as Vivian Schiller, currently Executive Director for Aspen Digital, presents a thought-provoking lunch session that answers one of the most pressing questions of our time:

In a world where anything can be generated, can we still trust anything? 

Event Specifics: 

  • Session Title: Deep Fakes and High Stakes: What Artificial Intelligence Means for Trust in America  
  • Speaker: Vivian Schiller, Executive Director, Aspen Digital 
  • Location: Cherry Blossom Ballroom (Ballroom Level) 
  • Date: Saturday, November 18 
  • Time: 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. EST 

Fee: $75 (includes seated lunch) 

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