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National Communication Association’s 107th Annual Convention Highlights Communication in Seattle

November 10, 2021
NCA News

(Washington, DC)—More than 3,000 Communication researchers, teachers, and students are expected at the National Communication Association (NCA) 107th Annual Convention to explore the theme of “Renewal and Transformation.” Communication scholars will convene in Seattle, Washington, to engage in deep discussions about communication’s role in such issues as racial justice, feminism, relationships, and politics. The city itself will feature prominently in more than a dozen sessions and events. Of note:

  • November 17, 9:30 – 5:00 p.m.: An NCA Preconference will focus on the environmental impact of post-life choices. The preconference will take participants off-site to visit facilities in Seattle, WA, that are trailblazing new and more eco-friendly end of life choices.
  • November 18: A number of panels will examine locations in Seattle, including Olympic Sculpture Park, Pike Street Market, and the Space Needle. 
  • November 18, 5:00 – 6:15 p.m.: The NCA Opening Session, “Honoring Past and Present: Communication, Culture, and Change in Native Seattle,” sponsored by the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society, will highlight the role communication plays in Native communities, through language, art, culture, and ritual.

To attend:

WHAT: National Communication Association’s 107th Annual Convention 
WHEN: November 18-21, 2021
WHERE: Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington

To obtain press passes: Media personnel must register at the registration desk and present current press or media credentials. Register in advance with Grace Hébert to have your press pass ready. 

All attendees must go through on-site COVID-19 vaccine verification prior to receiving their badge and other materials and prior to attending any convention session. 

For full program information, visit or contact Grace Hébert at 202-534-1104 or

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