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.]
  • The conference program has been archived; please contact the Noel Studio 


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. Please click here for a campus map.

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.

Keynote Information

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. 

You can read more about Dr. Ball on this website, or visit