74th Annual Conference (Imagination)
New York State Communication Association October 14-16, 2016
Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center – Callicoon, NY

Imagination exists in the space between perception and understanding. It is the source of empathy, as we are reminded to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes. We imagine ourselves as members of communities that stretch beyond our local surroundings, and we lose ourselves in the fictional adventures of dramatic characters living in extraordinary times. Imagination is a source of great wonder and the stuff of innovation and creation, and yet we seem to pay little attention to nurturing imagination in education, instead putting emphasis on knowledge above all else.

Albert Einstein famously downplayed the importance of knowledge, crediting imagination and inspiration with the greatest human breakthroughs. Perhaps, humanity is in great need of both knowledge and imagination, and so in that spirit NYSCA cordially invites you to participate in our 2016 convention to discuss imagination, and to imagine together. NYSCA invites papers that consider the intersection of imagination with all areas of the communication field.

The New York State Communication Association (NYSCA) is an organization of faculty, students, and professionals in communication – who are dedicated to studying, improving, and applying the principles and practices of communication to all walks of life.

We hold our annual convention in October and invite you to join us for an exciting lineup of panels, presentations, roundtables, workshops, and town halls.

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