NACC Conference Information
Call for Proposals
Next-Gen Communication Centers, the theme of the spring 2012 gathering, invites consideration of the future of communication centers. As the second decade begins, what will the next generation of communication centers look like? What activities will communication centers perform? What roles will they serve? This call invites participants to recall the past and envision the future of communication centers and their role within the university. Creativity and critical thinking, collaboration, new media and multimedia, research and information fluency, invention and communication design, and ongoing challenges facing communication centers will serve as the central themes participants are encouraged to address. Opportunities for exploring these and other issues related to communication centers are welcomed.
- View the full CFP here. [Deadline passed.]
- Submit your proposal. [Deadline passed.]
- Register online. [Deadline passed.]
- View the conference program.
The deadline for registration is March 20, 2012.
Payment deadline is Tuesday, April 10, 2012.
Public Speaking Competition
Students can register for the public speaking competition online!
Abstract Submission Deadline: February 10, 2012
Paper Submission Deadline: March 16, 2012
Student Abstract Submission Deadline: February 10, 2012
Student Paper Submission Deadline: March 16, 2012
Conference Dates: April 20-21, 2012
Full Refunds: April 6, 2012
Accommodations, Travel, and Parking
You can find more information about travel here.
NACC participants will have access to the Alumni Coliseum parking lot. For a campus map, please click here.
Dining and Attractions
In addition to a variety of dining options, Richmond, KY offers visitors a unique array of attractions, including shopping and historical venues. Visit Richmond's Tourist Department to learn more.
Dr. Cheryl E. Ball, our keynote, will speak in the Noel Studio's Greenhouse on Saturday, April 21.
Dr. Ball is Associate Professor of New Media Studies at Illinois State University and editor of Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. She has published in Computers and Composition, C&C Online, Fibreculture, Convergence, Programmatic Perspectives, and Technical Communication Quarterly as well as with Hampton Press and Bedford-St. Martins.