Convention News

June 23, 2023

The Gaylord Hotel. NCA's Annual Convention venue.

Get Ready for the NCA Annual Convention: Mark your Summer Calendar

Did you submit a proposal for NCA’s 109th Annual Convention? Submitters will learn this month, by email, if their proposals have been accepted. Looking ahead to July, online convention registration will open! Again, this year, NCA will offer convention registration discounts to friends and family members and free registration to K-12 educators. Learn more about registration. In July, the online convention program will also be available. Visit NCA Convention Central.

New! Children’s Freedom Festival

NCA will support future public speakers and communicators during the Children's Freedom Festival.

NCA will host its first Children’s Freedom Festival during the Annual Convention. The event, sponsored by First Vice President and Primary Program Planner Marnel Niles Goins Ph.D., will celebrate communication performance, and introduce elementary school students from the Washington, D.C. area to oral interpretation.

In conjunction with this year’s convention theme, “Freedom,” students will present their interpretation using stories, poems, and songs they choose. The Children’s Freedom Festival will provide students with a safe and inclusive space to gain public speaking experience, practice self-expression, and build confidence. The festival will take place on Friday, November 17, at the convention venue.