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Regular Membership is open to anyone interested in joining the National Communication Association. Membership is valid for one year from the date of joining. Regular members receive the following benefits:

  • Steeply discounted registration rates for Convention
  • Free online access to 11 journals (current and archived)
  • Membership in NCA Interest Groups (three sections or divisions & unlimited caucuses)
  • A free print subscription to Spectra magazine
  • Regular e-newsletters
  • Exclusive members-only content at, including an extensive teaching and learning resource center, data about the discipline, and research, publication, and external funding resources.
  • Voting rights
  • Opportunities for leadership roles
  • Eligibility for all NCA awards
  • And much more...

  • Join or Renew: $165/year

    Bulk Student Memberships: NCA offers college and university departments the option to purchase bulk memberships for students. Bulk memberships must be purchased by the school. Memberships are good for 365 days from date of purchase. The discounted rate for bulk memberships is $50 per membership per year. Bulk memberships can be purchased by calling Member Services at 202-534-1108.  

    Please note: Returned checks will incur a $25 charge.