73rd Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association

Are You In or Are You Out?

Aligning Ourselves with Communication

Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center Callicoon, NY

October 16-18, 2015

This question evokes thoughts about popularity, group membership, identity, culture, inclusion, belonging, alliances, allegiances, peer pressure, and much more. Our groupings impact the way we see the world, understand ourselves and others, and advance as a culture. Although new structures and contexts for unification, division, conflict, and distortion get created they harken back to the ways we have traditionally grouped people and things. Group alignment and dialogue that encourages inclusion may be at the heart of much of our communication practices. Come present, discuss, and listen to panelists discussing these and other cutting edge topics at NYSCA 2015.

Conference Papers


We’ve Come a Long Way Maybe: Reflections of Women in The Academy
Christine Courtade Hirsch, Heather Marie Stassen-Ferrara, Cheryl A. Casey, Katherine G. Fry, and Maureen M. Louis

Great Ideas for Teaching Students (GIFTS)