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Below are some general resources that you may find useful in preparing for the annual convention. If you have any suggestions on additional resources you would like to see, please contact Kristin Sommers.

Download the convention app!

A convention program app for android and iPhone is also now available. Search and install Eventsential on your mobile device. Once it has been loaded search for NCA and select the NCA 103rd Annual Convention. You can filter the schedule by day and/or session sponsor as well as search by name, title, or keyword. Sessions can be saved to your “My Schedule” and you can create and save personal appointments. You can also browse and save Exhibitors to visit. The app data is refreshed live from NCA Convention Central on a continual basis so information is always up to date. And no worries should you lose your signal, the information will cache until you regain your signal.

 

    Professional Standards for Convention Participants

    General Convention Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Guest Speaker Registration Request Form

Convention Presentation

If your submission, or a submission on which you are a participant, is accepted for presentation congratulations and below you will find useful information to make your convention experience as successful as possible.

     How to Make the Most of Your Presentation

     Information for Chairs, Respondents, and Presenters

     Scholar to Scholar Tips  

Convention Policies 

Below are the policies that govern a variety of aspects at the NCA convention.

    Audio Visual Policy

    Guest Registration Policy

    Short Course and Preconference Policy

    Convention Session/Event Recording and Photography

    Policy for Convention Submission Plagiarism Allegations

    Convention Venue Accessibility

Convention Registration

Register Online

Registration Policies

  • Purchase orders are not accepted as payment.

  • Registrations received, postmarked, or faxed after a posted deadline will be processed at the next rate.

  • A $25 fee will be assessed for returned checks.

  • Refunds will be issued for registration fees (less $25 processing fee) if requested in writing by October 27, 2017.

By registering for the convention you are agreeing to the Policy Governing the Recording of Convention Sessions and/or Events. The recording, rebroadcasting or reproducing of any NCA convention session or event is prohibited without the approval of NCA. Any presenter of a session or event recorded by NCA will be notified ahead of time and asked to complete a release form. During the course of this conference, I acknowledge that I may have my voice, likeness and/or actions captured in photograph, video and/or audio recordings.  As a condition of my attendance at this conference, I agree to irrevocably grant to the National Communication Association (“NCA”), its assigns, licensees and successors the right to video, photograph, publish, record, broadcast, exhibit, digitize, display, copyright, license, transfer, reproduce, translate, modify, edit or otherwise use perpetually throughout the world, in all media now and hereafter known or devised, in whole or in part, my image, likeness, voice, name and actions in audio and video recordings, photographs and materials prepared by and/or disseminated by NCA.

Registration Rates

 

Early Bird Registration
(applies to all registrations received July - September 8)

Regular Registration
(applies to all registrations received after September 8)

NCA Regular Member Rate*

$180

$270

NCA Unemployed Scholar Member Rate*

$180

$270

NCA Student Member Rate*

$85

$175

Non-Member Rate**

$375

$450

International B-tier*

$135

$200

International C-tier*

$90

$135

Life/Emeritus Member

Life and Emeritus Members must register for the convention even though there is no fee.

Life and Emeritus Members must register for the convention even though there is no fee.

*To qualify for the member registration rate, your membership must be current past December 1, 2017.

**Persons wishing to register at the non-member rate MUST create a web user account (if they have not already) before registering online. To create an account, click here and follow the instructions for joining as an Individual Member. After creating and saving your profile, return to registration to register as a non-member. Contact Justin Danowski, 202-534-1108 or jdanowski@natcom.org if you need assistance. Non-member attendees will receive a complimentary six month membership. 

Additional Fees

  • Short Courses are educational or “how-to” courses designed to give attendees skills or knowledge to take back to their institution and implement. Short Courses are held throughout the convention schedule. A list of Short Courses offered will be posted to Convention Central in July. Select Search Program and enter Short Courses as the sponsor. The fee to register for a short course for Regular members, International members and Non-members is $20 per course; $10 per course for Student members.

  • Preconferences are half- or full-day sessions held on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, that provide a forum for scholars and educators to meet together to discuss topics of mutual interest related to research, instruction, or applications of communication scholarship. A list of preconferences offered will be posted to Convention Central in July. Select Search Program and enter Preconferences as the sponsor. The fee to register for a Preconference for Regular members, International members, and Non-members is $40; $30 for Student members.

Discounted Registrations

  • Guest Speaker Registration: Attendees who are invited to participate in a session based on their expertise in an area outside of the discipline may receive a complimentary registration. Guest speakers are people who would not normally attend the convention, and are not nor ever have been members of NCA. Guest Speakers must complete and submit the Guest Speaker Request Form by October 6, 2017.

  •  K-12 Educators Weekend Pass: Active K-12 educators will receive free registration if attending Saturday and Sunday only. Attendees must be NCA members with a membership current past December 1, 2017. Attendees must register onsite at the NCA Registration Area on Saturday or Sunday and show a valid school ID.

  • Friends and Family: Spouses, partners, family members or friends - who are outside of the discipline - are welcome at the convention and may register for a flat rate of $50. The Friends and Family registration grants access to all areas, sessions, and events at the convention. This registration type does not apply to individuals who are in the discipline, who are or have been members of NCA, or who are on the convention program. Friends and family must register onsite at the NCA Registration Area.

Events of General Interest

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Wednesday, 11/15
Title Room Location
Legislative Assembly I
NCA National Office
Dallas Ballroom B - First Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
NCA Day of Service
NCA First Vice President
Lone Star Ballroom Foyer - Second Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
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Thursday, 11/16
Title Room Location
NCA Newcomer's Welcome and Orientation
NCA National Office
Houston A - Third Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
NCA Exhibit Hall
NCA National Office
Lone Star Ballroom - Second Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
NCA Interest Group Fair
NCA National Office
Lone Star Ballroom - Second Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
NCA Graduate School Open House
NCA National Office
Lone Star Ballroom - Second Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S) Session I
Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S)
Dallas Ballroom Foyer - First Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
NCA Opening Session: Engaging the Verbs of Social Justice as We Trace Our Legacies and Our Relevance
NCA First Vice President
Dallas Ballroom B - First Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
NCA Welcome Reception
NCA National Office
Dallas Ballroom Foyer - First Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
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Friday, 11/17
Title Room Location
NCA Career Center
NCA National Office
Lone Star Ballroom - Second Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
NCA Exhibit Hall
NCA National Office
Lone Star Ballroom - Second Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S) Session II
Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S)
Dallas Ballroom Foyer - First Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
NCA Department Chairs Forum
Association for Communication Administration NCA National Office
Live Oak -Second Floor  Sheraton 
NCA Second Vice President Candidates Forum
NCA National Office
Pearl 4 - Second Floor  Sheraton 
Celebrating and Remembering: NCA Memorial Session
NCA National Office
State Room 1 - Third Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
Scholars' Office Hours
Scholars' Office Hours
Dallas Ballroom Foyer - First Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
Teachers on Teaching Series: Honoring the Pedagogy of Cheryl L. Nicholas
Teachers on Teaching
Remington - Fourth Floor  Sheraton 
NCA International Scholars Reception
NCA National Office
Kitchen Garden - First Floor  Sheraton 
Carroll C. Arnold Distinguished Lecture
NCA First Vice President
Dallas Ballroom B - First Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
Lyrical Justice
Lyrical Justice
Dallas Ballroom B - First Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
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Saturday, 11/18
Title Room Location
Legislative Assembly II
NCA National Office
Dallas Ballroom B - First Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
NCA Exhibit Hall
NCA National Office
Lone Star Ballroom - Second Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
NCA Doctoral Chairs and Graduate Directors Forum
NCA National Office
Live Oak -Second Floor  Sheraton 
Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S) Session III
Great Ideas for Teaching Students (G.I.F.T.S)
Dallas Ballroom Foyer - First Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
Teachers on Teaching Series: Honoring the Pedagogy of Rachel Alicia Griffin
Teachers on Teaching
City View 1 - Fourth Floor  Sheraton 
NCA Presidential Address and Awards Presentation
NCA National Office
Dallas Ballroom B - First Floor (Conference Center)  Sheraton 
Intercaucus Reception
Asian/Pacific American Caucus Black Caucus Caucus on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns Disability Issues Caucus La Raza Caucus NCA National Office Women's Caucus
Austin 2 - Second Floor  Sheraton 
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