2016 NSCTA Convention: Be The Tree

Click on the days and times below to see the sessions available.

Thursday, September 29

Executive Committee Meeting: 6:00 pm

Early Registration: 7:00pm - 9:00 pm

Relax and get your registration completed in the Younes Lobby

Meet & Greet: 7:30 - 10:30

Social hour and Ice Breakers!
Refresh your roots. Join you friends for a snack and rejuvenation.

Friday, September 30

Registration- 7:00-8:00

If you can't make it for Thursday night, registration will continue on Friday morning in the Younes Lobby.

Welcome & State of the State Address- 8:00-9:00

District Meetings- 9:00-10:00

Here's your chance to connect with those geographically around you and help decide what should be focused on this year

10:00-11:00 Session 1

Speech-Speech 101/Theater 101

Debate-- Debate 101- Panel

Curriculum- Interpersonal Communication and Small Group Comm in the Classroom- Kittie Grace- Hastings College 

11:15-12:15 Session 2

Developing Your Judging Paradigm- Deb Velder, Jane Teply, Linda Crandall, Enid Hansen, and Janet Rose

Theatre- Theater Make Up- Cheryl Schuett

Debate- NSDA Big Question Debate- Lauren B

Curriculum- TED Talks- Jan Bretz


12:00-2:00 Awards Luncheon


2:00-3:00 Session 3

Speech- Nick Owen- Finding the Right Script In Interp

Theatre- Stage Pictures and Blocking-Jeanne Gentry

Debate- Impacting Arguments- Spencer Waugh/Ethan Frederick

Curriculum- Speech Classroom Teacher’s Toolbox- Jill Harman


3:15-4:00 Session 4

Speech- What’s New In Extemp, Oratory, and Persuasive-Nick Owens

Theatre- Theatre Focus Group

Debate- Extemporaneous Debate- Spencer Waugh/Ethan Frederick

Curriculum- Technology in the Speech/Theater Classroom - Shannon Cameron


4:15-5:00 Session 5

Speech- Speech Focus Group

Theatre- Orchestrating Smoother Scene Changes and Faster Load In/Out for Play Production - Mackenzie Hinrichs

Debate- Debate Focus Group


5:30 Dinner, Memoriams & Keynote Address

8:00 Social Hour and Murder Mystery Theater

 Join us for the Mel Shoemaker Memorial Scholarship MysteryEvent - a 70's themed murder mystery event.  The proceeds from the event will go toward the Mel Shoemaker Memorial Scholarship

Saturday, October 1


9:00-9:45 Session 6

Informative (Tammy Schindler)/Persuasive(Luis Sotelo)/Poetry (Julie Harley)

Theatre- Costume Measurement- Cheryl Aubery

Curriculum- Middle School Speech and Theater- In and Out of Classroom- Ben Lansman


10:00-10:45 Session 7

Speech- Maintaining Excellence in Your Program- Ockander, AJ Johnson, Becky Stahr, Moderator

Theatre- Creating Believable Characters- Steve Barth

Curriculum- Poetry Out Loud!


Business Luncheon