NCA Annual Convention

Open January 9: Convention Submissions

January 09 - March 29, 2023

The NCA 109th Annual Convention is now accepting submissions via NCA Convention Central. NCA First Vice President Marnel Niles Goins, Marymount University, has developed the convention theme of “Freedom.” In her call for participants, Niles Goins writes: “through Communication, we determine if we ourselves are free and create our personal and collective journeys to become or remain free. While the idea of freedom has been discussed for centuries and across cultures, central questions remain: What does it mean to be free? Is freedom, simply, the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved? Where do we find freedom and how do we get there? Are we free now? Has freedom been reached in the past? Is freedom a goal of the future? Who is free? The NCA 109th Annual Convention theme challenges participants to interrogate these types of questions through scholarship that represents the diversity of our discipline.” 

Nearly 100 NCA interest groups, affiliate organizations, and special series have issued calls for submissions. To review the calls, click the "View Calls" tab on NCA Convention Central. Interest groups, affiliates, and special series are listed alphabetically. 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. 

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Please contact the NCA Convention Team with any questions. The NCA 109th Annual Convention will be held November 16 - 19, 2023, in National Harbor, MD, located just outside of Washington, DC.