NCA Annual Convention

NCA 103rd Annual Convention: Our Legacy, Our Relevance

NCA 103rd Annual Convention - Dallas Texas
November 16 - 19, 2017
Dallas, TX

I am so very thankful to all of you who have helped to organize this year's NCA convention. It is a gargantuan professional conference that only takes place because of a team effort. Although we have a well-qualified and hardworking staff in the National Office that does a phenomenal job coordinating the logistics of the convention each year, the work that all our interest group and affiliate planners do is the primary catalyst for a successful Annual Convention. I am very grateful for all the volunteer unit planners and reviewers. I am also thankful for those of you who, year after year, enthusiastically submit your work for consideration.

This year we had an especially outstanding set of papers and proposals. There were 135 colleagues who planned the convention for their respective units. Additionally, there were more than 4,200 submissions organized into over 1,100 convention sessions. Perhaps what is most remarkable about this year's submissions is the response to the timely convention theme – "Our Legacy, Our Relevance."  We are all in for a treat when we attend this year's convention in Dallas. We will find compelling scholarly programs and events that energize and elevate conversations pertaining to our legacy and our relevance as a field. Convention registration is now open. Be sure to book your travel and reserve your hotel room early. I'll see you in November!

Ronald L. Jackson II
NCA First Vice President
University of Cincinnati