NCA/AFA Summer Conference
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Held biennially in the mountains near Salt Lake City and cosponsored by the National Communication Association, the American Forensic Association, and the University of Utah, this conference is a premier venue for argumentation research.  The conference is marked by its opportunity for extensive exchange among scholars working on common problems. The conference is programmed by a Director chosen biennially to manage the conference. Local arrangements are the responsibility of the Local Host. The ongoing supervision of the NCA/AFA Summer Conference is managed by the Steering Committee.

Alta Organic Agreement (Governing Document for Conference Planning)

Steering Committee 2015-17

Chair: Patti Riley, Chair, 2015-2021

Committee:

Randy Lake, Director, 2015 Conference
Catherine Palczewski
, Treasurer, 2017-2023
Dale Hample, Director, 2019 Conference
Carol Winkler, Director, 2017 Conference
Joan Faber McAlister, NCA
Nicholas Paliewicz, AFA
Robin Jensen, Local Host, 2017
Malcolm Sillars, Historian and Institutional Memory, 2005-2017