The purpose of the National Forensic Association is to promote intercollegiate forensics, a goal which encompasses its concern for forensic theory, practice, and pedagogy. Members are concerned with the theoretical, ethical, and practical issues which undergird the practice of intercollegiate Individual Events and Lincoln-Douglas debate.
The National Forensic Association particularly encourages submissions which portray, research or enhance the convention theme "Our Legacy, Our Relevance."
The National Forensic Association will accept the following submission types: Individual Papers, Paper Sessions, and Panel Discussions. Review criteria for Individual Papers may include (but are not necessarily limited to) such issues as relevance to the NFA membership, apparent level of scholarly contribution (a multi-faceted concept), execution and writing issues, and overall impression. Review criteria for both Paper Sessions and Panel Discussions may include (but are not necessarily limited to) such issues as relevance to the NFA membership, session design, originality, timeliness/urgency, apparent level of scholarly contribution (a multi-faceted concept), and overall impression.
All submissions must be made via NCA Convention Central. Emailed or mailed submissions will not be accepted. For a definition of submission types, please refer to the step-by-step "How to Submit" instructions provided in the Convention Library (www.natcom.org/conventionresources). Deadline for submission is Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.
1. Individual Papers Requirements. Submitters should include the title, paper description, author information and keywords in the appropriate sections of the electronic form. Submissions must include a 30-page (maximum), double-spaced uploaded copy of the paper. Only completed papers will be accepted as individual paper submissions. Abstracts are not appropriate for this format. Projects involving original research rather than reflection pieces are given acceptance priority. Copies must be uploaded into NCA Convention Central and must not include identifying information. Instructions on how to prepare a blind copy are provided in the Convention Resource Library (www.natcom.org/conventionresources).
2. Paper Sessions. Submitters should include the session title and session description in the electronic submission form. Submissions must include the entry of each paper, including title, paper description, and authors involved. A session chair is required. Please provide a rationale for acceptance outlining the importance of the submission.
3. Panel Discussions. Submitters must include a session title and description, entry of each presenter involved. A session chair is required. Please provide a rationale for acceptance outlining the importance of the submission. To the extent possible, specific information explaining the unique contribution each panelist will make to the discussion is desirable.
AV information is required at the time of submission.
All submitters are encouraged to review the Professional Standards for Convention Participants prior to submission. Helpful resources, including live and recorded step-by-step instructions on how to submit, are available in the Convention Library (www.natcom.org/conventionresources).
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