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Each November, RCA holds its Annual Conference in conjunction with the annual convention of the National Communication Association. Scholars are invited to submit competitive papers and panel proposals for consideration. Instructions and guidelines are specified in the annual RCA call for papers.


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2022 Annual Conference | November 16-20 | New Orleans, Louisiana


The RCA 2022 Annual Conference will be held in conjunction with the 108th National Communication Association (NCA) Annual Convention, November 17-20, 2022, in New Orleans, Louisiana. RCA will be sponsoring paper sessions and discussion panels throughout the NCA convention.


In addition, RCA will convene its annual First-Day Conference for a full day of panels and plenary sessions Wednesday, November 16, the day prior to the official start of the NCA convention. The day's events at the Hilton Garden Inn New Orleans Convention Center will also include the RCA Annual Business Meeting and RCA Awards Banquet.


You may view the complete program here. In brief, conference sessions are ...


  • 800-830am: Conference opening
  • ​840-955am: Panel Session 1 (4 concurrent panels)
  • 955-1030am: Hallway Conversations (4 rooms TBA)
  • ​1030-1145am: Panel Session 2 (4 concurrent panels)
  • 1200-100pm: Annual Business Meeting
  • ​110-225pm: Panel Session 3 (4 concurrent panels)
  • 230-300pm: Interest Group Meetings
  • 310-425pm: Panel Session 4 (3 concurrent panels)​​
  • ​530-800pm: Awards Banquet and Program


Online registration for the RCA 2022 First-Day Conference is now open. Registration fees are ...


  • ​$225: Early Bird Registration for Faculty RCA Member (ends 10/13/2022)
  • $225: Early Bird Registration for Non-Faculty RCA Member (ends 10/13/2022)
  • $125: Early Bird Registration for Student RCA Member (ends 10/13/2022)
  • $150: Early Bird Registration for Lifetime RCA Member (ends 10/13/2022)
  • $250: Regular Registration for Faculty RCA Member
  • $250: Regular Registration for Non-Faculty RCA Member
  • $150: Regular Registration for Student RCA Member
  • $175: Regular Registration for Lifetime RCA Member
  • $75: Awards Banquet Only


Your registration fee includes your RCA annual membership dues. 


As an NCA affiliate organization, RCA holds its First-Day Conference in conjunction with, but not part of, the NCA program. ​If you register for the NCA convention, then you must register separately and pay for the RCA First-Day Conference. Registration for the NCA convention does not include the cost of the RCA First-Day Conference.