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NCA Convention Central Is Open for Submissions

February 7, 2018

Submit today to the NCA 104th Annual Convention, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, November 8–11, 2018. The deadline to submit is Wednesday, March 28, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. 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. You do need to have a Convention Central account to submit.

Please use your NCA username and password to log in to NCA Convention Central. If you are not a member of NCA, you can create your own account by visiting NCA Convention Central and clicking the "click here to create an account" link.

NCA staff will be available in the National Office until 8:00 p.m. Eastern on March 28 to provide assistance. You are encouraged to submit early and ask questions in advance of the deadline.

This year’s Convention theme, “Communication at Play,” is intentionally and playfully ambiguous. Imaginative, experimental, strategic, creative, and fun, play offers opportunities to discuss important aspects of communication, while also providing rich metaphorical resources for reconsidering the role and function of communication in breaking impasses, challenging cultural practice, providing perspective, and creating identifications through shared delight.

This theme invites panels, proposals, performances, and submissions that 1) examine the nature of play and its role within communication frameworks and interactions, or 2) exhibit playfulness in shaping the experience of scholars coming together to address issues of common concern. Playing with process, with language, with culture, and with fellow scholars, teachers, and professionals—all are “fair game.”