NCA-Sponsored Events

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NCA Doctoral Honors Seminar

NCA's annual Doctoral Honors Seminar (DHS) brings together approximately 30 promising graduate students with distinguished researchers to discuss current topics and research within the discipline.

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Mid-Career Scholars' Writing Retreat

Finding it difficult to get time to work on that project that will get you promoted to Full? The NCA Mid-Career Scholars' Writing Retreat (MCSWR) is designed to provide the opportunity for intensive writing time.

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NCA Chairs’ Summer Institute

Now a biennial event, the NCA Chairs’ Summer Institute has hosted nearly 100 department chairs since 2012 for discussions regarding successful department and disciplinary leadership.

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The Committee on International Discussion and Debate (CIDD)

CIDD promotes international understanding and the practice of communication through discussion and debates between students from the United States and other nations.

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NCA/AFA Summer Conference on Argumentation

The NCA/AFA Summer Conference on Argumentation is held biennially in the mountains above Salt Lake City. Co-sponsored by the National Communication Association, the American Forensic Association, and the University of Utah, the Conference brings together a group of international scholars interested in all aspects of argument.

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The U.S.-China Communication Colloquium

The U.S.-China Communication Colloquium brings together scholars and media practitioners from around the world to engage in conversations about cutting edge communication-based issues.

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NCA Speaker Series: Developing Ideas for Teaching and Research

In light of NCA’s summer event cancellations due to COVID-19, NCA developed a special speaker series. This series was aimed at offering faculty and students the opportunity to learn about new directions in Communication research and teaching, and spark ideas about their own research, teaching, and course/program offerings.

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