Communication & Theater Association of Minnesota

2022 Updates

Oct. 1: At the CTAM Business meeting, it was announced that the BOG would be sending out a survey to the membership regarding future conferences. Here it is!

Please respond by Oct. 15:

Oct. 12- WCCO highlighted the Apple Valley Speech and Debate Program! Watch it here!

November Newsletter

(posted Nov. 12, 2022)

Save the Date-CTAM 2023

CTAM Conference 2023: Sept. 14-16 St. Cloud Holiday Inn

The annual CTAM Conference will be back in St. Cloud next September. 104 rooms have been blocked Thursday-Friday for a rate of $129 +tax. More information will be coming as available.

CTAM Journal Wins Top Award

The CTAM Journal is the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding State Journal awarded by the Central States Communication

The issue included general interest scholarly articles, classroom teaching activities, and a special section of short reflections regarding COVID's impact on our lives as scholar-educators. More information about the CTAM Journal and contact information for the new editor Dr. Bradley Wolfe is at

CTAM Conference 2022
September 15-17 at Southwest Minnesota State University


There’s something about the word ‘reunion’ that tends to bring up contrasting emotions for me- Family reunions as a child were just a time to meet a bunch of disconnected relatives who couldn’t remember if I was “the sporty one” or “the artsy one” of my parents’ two daughters (I’ll let you folks guess which one is correct).

As I’ve become part of this community, however, I have looked forward to the yearly reunion of professionals from speech, theater, and communications programs across the state. The opportunity to mingle, engage, and learn alongside members of these communities has long been one of the highlights of my year, and I’m sure that many of you feel the same about this conference.

A little over two years ago, our communities experienced a radical shift as ‘virtual’ became the new normal, bringing its own set of unique challenges. Now that we are slowly returning to in-person activities, we look forward to being ‘Reunited’ with one another. However, we acknowledge that this transition is not without its difficulties, drawbacks, and compromises.

This year’s CTAM theme celebrates our opportunity to meet with one another in person again, but also addresses our need to come together to problem-solve new challenges that our communities and activities are facing as the world continues to change day-by-day. We know that collaboration breeds innovation, and that the best way to support and strengthen our programs is to work together to cultivate new ideas, strategies, and best practices.

We look forward to seeing you there!

CTAM Executive Committee

Finalized CTAM 2022 Conference Program

CTAM 2022-2023 Grant Application Form (Due by 11/27/22 @ 11:59pm)

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