Convention Resource Library

This library provides resources for all aspects of the NCA Convention from the submission process to presenting.

Reviewing the General Convention Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the Professional Standards for Convention Participants are two great places to start for general information about the NCA Convention. Other resources are organized below.

If you have any suggestions on additional resources you would like to see, please contact Kristin Sommers, Meeting Planner.

    Convention Submission Process  

Below is important and helpful information as you consider your convention submission. The first step for anyone considering making a submission should be to review the Professional Standards for Convention Participants. This guide will answer many questions about the commitment that comes with making a submission to the NCA convention as well as guidelines on determining whether or not to submit.

All convention submissions are made via NCA Convention Central. NCA Convention Central also houses all of the calls for submissions that NCA Interest Groups and affiliation organizations issue. NCA Convention Central opens for submissions on January 16, 2017. The calls will also be available for viewing on that date.

Once you have made the decision to submit please familiarize yourself with the convention submission system before you submit by reviewing the step-by-step How to Submit presentations. Be sure to keep the slides close by for reference during the submission process. NCA also offers an instructive “How to Submit” training webinars. The webinars covers how to successfully submit individual papers, paper sessions, performance sessions, and panel discussions via NCA Convention Central. We strongly encourage all potential submitters to view the recorded webinars so that the submission process is smooth and enjoyable.

Definitions of NCA Submission Types 

How to Submit an Individual Paper: Recorded webinar and PowerPoint
How to Submit a Paper Session: Recorded webinar and PowerPoint
How to Submit a Panel Discussion: Recorded webinar and PowerPoint
How to Submit a Performance Session: Recorded webinar and PowerPoint 

Below are other resources that you may find useful before and during the submission process:

 • Professional Standards for Convention Participants
 • General Convention Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
 • How to Prepare an Unidentifiable Copy for Submission 
 • How to Create a Successful Proposal
 • Policy for Convention Submission Plagiarism Allegations
 • What is Scholar to Scholar?  

    Convention Presentation  

If your submission, or a submission on which you are a participant, is accepted for presentation congratulations and below you will find useful information to make your convention experience as successful as possible.

 • How to Get Funding 
 • How to Make the Most of Your Presentation 
 • Information for Chairs, Respondents, and Presenters 
 • Scholar to Scholar Tips  
 • How to Create a Successful Scholar to Scholar Presentation
 • Guest Speaker Registration Request Form    

    Convention Policies  

Below are the policies that govern a variety of aspects at the NCA convention.

Audio Visual Policy
Guest Registration Policy 
Short Course and Preconference Policy
Convention Session/Event Recording and Photography
• Policy for Convention Submission Plagiarism Allegations
Convention Venue Accessibility

    Convention Site Selection  

NCA convention sites are selected five to seven years in advance. To learn more about the convention site selection process, visit the links below.

 • NCA Statement on Convention Locations
 • Site selection process   
 • Sample Convention Request for Proposal (RFP)    
 • Frequently Asked Questions about Selection Process  
 • Statement on Labor Disputes