NCA 109th Annual Convention “Freedom”
November 16-19, 2023 -- National Harbor, MarylandSubmission deadline
: March 29 at 11:59 PM PDT
"Human communication plays a critical role in our understanding of what it means to be free. Through Communication, we determine if we ourselves are free and create our personal and collective journeys to become or remain free. While the idea of freedom has been discussed for centuries and across cultures, central questions remain: What does it mean to be free? Is freedom, simply, the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved? Where do we find freedom and how do we get there? Are we free now? Has freedom been reached in the past? Is freedom a goal of the future? Who is free? The NCA 109th Annual Convention theme challenges participants to interrogate these types of questions through scholarship that represents the diversity of our discipline."
Marnel Niles Goins
NCA First Vice President
on behalf of the Communication Scholars of CTO