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NCA 96th Annual Convention Newsletter
April 14, 2010
Volume II, Issue 5

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In This Issue:  Preliminary Convention ProgramThank You PlannersConvention Registration2010 Convention Web SiteHotel ReservationsExhibit/Advertising Information • Coming Soon • Convention Contacts

Preliminary Convention Program Available Online Soon

calendar page.jpgThe preliminary NCA 96th Annual Convention program will be available online on April 20 at All Academic. The program contains over 1,200 scheduled sessions and events that will be featured at this year's convention. You can access All Academic directly or by clicking the "All Academic" Quick Link on the NCA Convention homepage

You can access the online program from the "View Preliminary Program" link on the All Academic Log-in page without logging in, however, if you want to start working on your personal convention schedule, please log-in first which will enable you to start saving the sessions that you want to attend. We also request that you please review and update your personal contact information and academic affiliation by clicking the "Edit Personal Contact Information" link under your Submitter Menu. This will ensure that your information appears correctly in the program.

Program sessions can be searched by specific participant name, keywords, or units/affiliates from the dropdown menus on the Search Schedule screen. Also, convention programming can be viewed by day on the Events Calendar screen. Please note that this is a "preliminary" program and some sessions can/will change until the program is finalized in June. All changes are immediately updated on the online program.

If you have questions about searching the program or updating contact information, please contact Katie Karsnak at the NCA National Office.


Thank You from the First Vice President and National Office 

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Thanks to all the planners, submitters, reviewers, and Julia Hansch in my office for your wonderful work to put together our convention program for San Francisco in November. I am very excited by all the fine scholarship that will be on the program. Of course, we have a lot to do before November, but I am encouraged by our wonderful start! Thanks again. - Lynn H. Turner, NCA First Vice President

Since last November, NCA unit and affiliate planners and reviewers have been working hard to produce the convention program. The process of assigning, reviewing, accepting, notifying and scheduling is a lot of work that takes place in a relatively short amount of time. A sincere thank you to the many unit and affiliate planners and reviewers who have put in countless hours and worked very hard on the program. - Michelle Randall and Katie Karsnak, NCA National Office Convention Team

Convention Registration Opens May 5!

Online and mail/fax registration is scheduled to open on Wednesday, May 5, 2010.

You may register online or download the fax/mail form from the Registration Information page. 

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Fax and mail registrations must be received by any posted deadline in order to qualify for that rate. Note: The registration form is not posted yet, but it will be available closer to May 5. 

2010 Convention Web Site Updates

Please be sure to visit the NCA 96th Annual Convention Web site for the latest convention information, updates and deadlines.

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New material has been added to the Hotel & Travel Information, Exhibitor & Advertiser Information, Departmental Events, Program Information and Registration Information pages.

Hotel Reservations Also Open on May 5! 

Attendees may begin making reservations at the NCA rate beginning May 5, 2010.

Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 771-1400

Parc 55 Hotel
55 Cyril Magnin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: 415-392-8000

Convention programs are scheduled at both hotels. The registration area, exhibit hall, special events and general sessions will be held at the Hilton San Francisco. Visit the Convention Hotel & Travel Web page for more information.

Exhibit and Advertising Opportunities Available

Exhibit Hall.jpgIt is our sincere privilege to invite you to exhibit and/or advertise at the NCA 96th Annual Convention, November 14 -17, 2010 in vibrant San Francisco. Exhibitors and Advertisers are a vital part of the convention experience and contribute greatly to its success. Our 2010 convention promises to be one you will remember and most importantly, one that will reward your participation.

Put your company or school information in the hands of every single convention attendee with an advertisement in the printed and electronic convention program. Or exhibit and enjoy meeting and greeting our members and other convention participants in person. Gain access to over 5,500 scholars, educators, administrators, professionals and students from across the United States representing over 1,000 different institutions of higher learning. To learn more, visit Exhibitor & Advertiser Information.

 

Coming Soon!

Watch for information in upcoming convention newsletter about...

Roundtables on Research in Progress - This format addresses the need for feedback on research that is in progress or was not complete in time for the 2010 convention submission deadline. The call for submissions will posted in May/June.

Seminars - Seminars are invitation-only sessions that bring together individuals from a variety of interest areas for the purpose of studying a particular theoretical topic, perspective, question, controversy, and/or scholarly contribution. Each seminar will issue a call for participation.

NCA Mini-Conferences- For the first time, mini-conferences will allow scholars to organize and participate in thematic discussions in a series of workshops held over the course of three consecutive days of the NCA convention. Each mini-conference will issue a call for participation.

Convention Contacts   

Crab Sign.jpgMichelle Randall
Senior Manager, Convention
and Meetings
(202) 534-1106
mrandall@natcom.org

Katie Karsnak
Specialist, Convention
and Meetings
(202) 534-1113
kkarsnak@natcom.org

Lynn Turner
NCA Second Vice President
and Primary Convention Planner
turnernca@marquette.edu

Julia Hansch
Convention Planner Assistant
turnernca@marquette.edu

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