New NCA Submission Guidelines

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Submissions for the 2003 Convention in Miami are now closed. This page is preserved as a template for the 2004 meeting.

NCA Submission Mission: It's Not What it Used to Be

The Human Communication and Technology Division is a place where technology and change is considered inevitable. So it comes as no surprise that the National Communication Association would begin to employ technology in its submission process. This year proposals and abstracts need to be submitted online and then a hard copy needs to be mailed to the convention planner.

Next year, if all goes well with the process, everything from proposal to paper to review will be handled online. You can go through NCA's website to find the convention login at: or you can go directly to : A fast path to the HCTD call for papers is available at

After you go through the log-in process and pick what kind of item (paper, poster- session, or panel) that you would like to submit you need to submit four copies to the convention planners at:

         Dr. Lori Charron
         Dept. of Communication Studies
         275 Syndicate Street
         North Concordia University
         St. Paul, MN 55104-5494     

You will then receive confirmation of both your online submission and your mailed hard copies. The mailed submissions follow the procedures established in the past. The online process requires some additional steps. A detailed roadmap of the process is at HCTD's website:

A few notable changes are that you must have the personal identification numbers (PIN#) of all first authors and participants of a panel. This will help tremendously in scheduling conflicts. The other thing that is different is that website submission absolutely shuts down on February 15. It is highly recommended that you submit early . Then, if there is a kink in the process you can receive confirmation in time to resubmit.

The good news is that the process is supposed to be 100% online next year so hopefully many of these transitional difficulties will melt away.

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January 28, 2003