RCA 2020 First Day Conference (Online) |Previously Planned for Indianapolis

Wednesday, November 18 2020, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM [EST]

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One year regular membership PARTIAL APPROVAL - $50.00

Purchasing your 2020 annual membership includes free registration for the 2020 First Day Conference held virtually on Wednesday, November 18. You will receive additional information sent to your email address.

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One year student membership PARTIAL APPROVAL - $25.00

Student membership is available to undergraduate and graduate students. Purchasing your 2020 annual membership includes free registration for the 2020 First Day Conference held virtually on Wednesday, November 18. You will receive additional information sent to your email address.

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Current PAID Regular or Student RCA Members PARTIAL APPROVAL

Did you already purchase your Regular or Student Membership earlier this year? If your 2020 Membership is currently up to date, you've found the right place. This is where you complete the required registration for the 2020 First Day Conference. Your conference registration is included in your Current 2020 RCA Regular or Student Membership. We will confirm your Membership, but you are good to go. Just let us know you are coming.

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New RCA Life Members PARTIAL APPROVAL - $500.00

An RCA Life Membership might be the best deal in scholarly associations: $500.00 for a lifetime of membership benefits (the Journal, the Conference, and More). When you hold a lifetime membership with RCA, your 2020 membership includes free registration for the 2020 First Day Conference held virtually on Wednesday, November 18. That's right. If you are processing your Lifetime membership for the first time today, the 2020 First Day Conference is included in your membership fee.

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Ongoing RCA Life Members PARTIAL APPROVAL - Free

Do you already hold an RCA Life Membership? This is where you register for the 2020 First Day Conference. Your conference registration is included in your Ongoing RCA Life Membership. We will confirm your Life Membership, but you are good to go. Just let us know you are coming.

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Wednesday, November 18 2020, 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM [EST]

Update: The First Day Conference will be entirely synchronous, in real-time, based on Indianapolis (Eastern) time.

 

The Religious Communication Association (RCA) hosts its annual “First Day Conference” in a virtual format on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, one day prior to the NCA convention’s official start. The all-day Wednesday event signals the beginning of RCA proceedings that continue throughout the NCA conference with panels and meetings scheduled for the following Thursday through Sunday. Wednesday’s sessions will run from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eastern (Indianapolis) time. 

 

The event, originally conceived of as an on-site event in Indianapolis, was reimagined by the RCA’s Executive Council in light of the coronavirus pandemic and associated, on-going travel restrictions. Biola University will serve as the conference Zoom host in November. RCA President Joy Qualls, initiated this relationship in her role as Biola’s Associate Dean, Division of Communication, School of Fine Arts and Communication. The Association expresses gratitude of this significant institutional support of the private, La Mirada, California-based University. 

RCA’s First Day conference on Wednesday requires a membership fee and registration. All conference participants and attendees are required to be members of RCA. In addition to Membership, Registration is required for the Wednesday event. No additional fee is attached to registration in 2020. Conference Registration (no additional fee) is available soon on the RCA website. http://www.relcomm.org/Additional information is forthcoming via the RCA listserv, the NCA listserv, and the RCA Facebook page. 

Religious Communication Association

The Religious Communication Association is an academic society founded in 1973 for scholars, teachers, students, clergy, journalists, and others who share an interest in religious speech, rhetoric, media, and performance. The association is nonsectarian and provides a setting for professionals of various faiths, or no faith, to study problems of communication and religion.

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