National Communication Association

The National Communication Association was founded in 1914 as the National Association of Academic Teachers of Public Speaking. Today, the association boasts a membership of more than 8,000 educators, practitioners, and students in every state and more than 20 countries. NCA’s purpose is to promote study, criticism, research, teaching, and application of the artistic, humanistic, and scientific principles of communication. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems (from the NCA website).

The Urban Communication Foundation is officially recognized as AFFILIATE ORGANIZATION of NCA.