5th Annual Conference

NJCA 5th Annual Conference at Monmouth University

This conference will probe theory, research and practice of the civil society where human communication determines the success of institutions, organizations, and publics. It will explore the concepts and processes of the 20th Century to determine their relevance in the 21st Century.

These sessions are also approved for professional development credit for New Jersey educators under Monmouth University’s certification #135. Participants considering the array of program choices may wish to consult the following broad categories to quickly find programs that fit their interests:

Mass Media & Public Issues 1.01, 1.03, 1.04, 1.06, 2.05, 2.06, 3.01, 4.0, 5.01, 5.02

Educational Methods & Issues 1.02, 2.04, 3.04, 3.06, 4.0, 5.02, 5.05

Technology & Communication 1.06, 2.02, 4.0, 5.01, 5.02

Human Resources Communication & Diversity 1.05, 2.01, 2.07, 3.02, 3.05, 5.03

Corporate & Public Relations 1.01, 2.01, 2.03, 3.03, 4.0, 5.01

Student Research 1.04, 1.06, 2.05, 2.06, 3.01, 5.04

Key Note Speaker:
We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the NJCA conference is Michael McCurry, former White House Press Secretary, 1995-99. During those years he earned the press reputation as "Mr. Integrity." Since leaving the White House he has served as a media and political analyst. He is now a principal with iAdvance Public Strategies and is CEO of grassroots.com.

Special Guest Speaker:
Dr. Diana Carlin, Dean of the Graduate School, University of Kansas, who serves on the Advisory Board for the Commission on Presidential Debates, coordinator of Debate Watch '2000 will present "Next Election-I'll Vote! making Citizens Votes and Voices Count After the 2000 Election." Mike McCurry will respond.

Program Schedule:
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The conference includes interactive panels and seminars on a wide range of communication issues of interest. Participants at the conference will represent the communities of scholars in academe, K-12, corporate communication and the media. 

Area Lodging:
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Conference Directions:
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Click here for registration form.

More Information:
Don R. Swanson Department of Communication Monmouth University West Long Branch, NJ 07740 Telephone: 732-571-3635 Fax: 732-571-3609 Monmouth University is conveniently located on the Jersey Shore, 40 miles from Newark airport, 75 minutes by train from NYC and 90 minutes by auto from Philadelphia.

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