The NCA 108th Annual Convention “Honoring PLACE: People, Liberation, Advocacy, Community, and Environment” will take place in New Orleans November 17-20. Per NCA Executive Committee decision, COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test are required to attend. NCA has partnered with CLEAR Health Pass to collect registrants’ information. For more information, please visit the COVID-19 Information webpage.
If you are unable to travel to New Orleans, consider joining us in the audience for our live-streamed and virtual sessions. Registration for those sessions is $35 for student members, $45 for regular members, and $0 for life and retired members. Information on virtual registration and included sessions is available on the virtual registration webpage. The pre-convention online webinar series begin October 6, so be sure to register today!
For those in New Orleans, we invite you to attend the evening plenary sessions: the NCA Opening Session, the Carroll C. Arnold Distinguished Lecture, and the Presidential Address and Awards Presentation. The NCA Opening Session, “From Lee to Jackson: Dismantling Structures of Oppression in New Orleans,” examines the work done in local communities to remove physical representations of hate. Ronald L. Jackson, University of Cincinnati will present The Carroll C. Arnold Distinguished Lecture, “Antiracism and the Complexity of Woke Politics.” Roseann M. Mandziuk, Texas State University, will deliver The Presidential Address, “Enacting Conscience and Communicating Presence: Crafting NCA's Future.” Attendees are also encouraged to attend sessions of interest in the “Emphasizing Series” where NCA program planners have identified sessions from NCA interest groups and affiliate organizations that align with the convention theme.
The advance registration deadline for in-person registration is November 13. More information, including registration rates, can be found on the Registration Information webpage.