Submissions for the NCA 107th Annual Convention, to be held November 18–21, 2021, in Seattle, Washington, are now open!
The COVID-19 pandemic, economic strife, political turmoil, and struggles for racial justice challenge us as Communication scholars, teachers, and professionals to consider why our contributions matter more than ever before. This year’s convention theme, “Renewal and Transformation,” will focus on how we can engage in the essential tasks of restoration and change.
One meaning of “renewal” is to resume after an interruption, to begin or take up again. The last year has brought upheavals to our personal and professional lives, to our campuses, to our classrooms, and to our communities. “Renewal” also refers to the act of making, saying, or doing something again. Our 107th Annual Convention will provide a significant opportunity for us to take stock of our collective commitments to equity, justice, access, and dialogue, and to renew our resolve to enact these principles in our teaching, research, and service. Yet, renewal is only a first step. We also should seize this moment to consider and create avenues for “transformation,” thorough and dramatic change that alters something’s character, structure, or composition. The theme of “transformation” also challenges us to consider how to orient our disciplinary, academic, and community institutions in new and meaningful ways that honor all voices.
The submission deadline is Wednesday, March 31, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. To view calls and create a submission, please visit NCA Convention Central. You do not need to have an NCA Convention Central account or be logged in to view the calls. Although you do not need to be an NCA member to submit, you do need to have or create a Convention Central account. Useful tips and step-by-step instructions on how to submit can be found in the Convention Resource Library.