The NCA 107th Annual Convention will take place in person November 18-21 in Seattle, WA. We are excited about the return to our typical convention format. However, the NCA Executive Committee acknowledges that, because of the extraordinary events and concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, some members may not be able to join us in person. Consequently, we will provide virtual access to several key events at our November convention.
We are very pleased to announce that nine sessions will be livestreamed for member access this year. These sessions will include three convention-wide events: the Thursday afternoon Opening Session focused on Indigenous Peoples, the Friday afternoon Carroll C. Arnold Lecture delivered by Tina M. Harris, and the Saturday afternoon Presidential Address delivered by David T. McMahan and followed by the NCA Awards Presentation. The four sessions in the “Renewal and Transformation” series (Democracy, Discipline, Disruption, and Dissent) will also be livestreamed. Finally, two special sessions, one focusing on countering anti-Asian violence and one exploring alternative academic careers, will be available virtually. Additional details about these exciting events and information about how to access the sessions will be shared soon.
Registration for the NCA 107th Annual Convention in Seattle is now open online. Discounted Early Bird registration rates are available until September 17, 2021, and offer significant savings to all attendees who register before that date. Please visit the Registration Information webpage for more information and deadlines. Registration will not be required to view the nine livestreamed sessions.
Reservations in the group room blocks at the Sheraton Grand Seattle and Westin Seattle are also now open. Please visit the Hotel and Travel Information webpage for information on how to reserve a room.
Finally, the Annual Convention program is now live on NCA Convention Central. Visit the website to search the program by session or paper title, sponsor, keyword, and participant, and to view the program in a daily grid format. Participants can add sessions and presentations to their personal schedule within NCA Convention Central. A printable (PDF) version of the program will be posted online in October, and the print program book will be available on-site in Seattle.