Welcome to the
Human Communication & Technology Division - Fall 2005

Welcome to the Human Communication and Technology Division (HCTD) of the National Communication Association (NCA). As a tradition, we send a newsletter to our members before the Convention of the National Communication Association in each fall. In this issue of newsletter, you will read the letter from our co-chairs highlighting the HCTD program and reviewing the development of the Division. You can also have an opportunity to preview the details of the HCTD panels in the convention. You will read our update on the Drive for 500 members that will help us gain an additional HCTD representative in the NCA Legislative Assembly. Of course, you can always find our call and contact information for joining HCTD.


Join Us in Boston

November 17 - 20, 2005

As fast as technology updates in communication, HCTD stands on the forefront of fast and “healthy” development. Since its initiation in 1998, the membership of HCTD has grown to over 500 members. In this year’s convention, the HCTD program keeps expanding to the new frontier for exploration, such as laptops in communication classroom, HDTV and satellite radio, activism on the Internet, open source politics, and terrorism through the Internet. At the same time, the HCTD program pushes the study of communication technologies further in traditional topics, such as theoretical possibilities in human communication technologies, international perspectives of communication technologies, and new and traditional communication technologies in relational stages.

We hope you will enjoy this edition of our newsletter and we look forward to welcoming you to Boston in November.

Yun Xia and Scott D’Urso
Co-Vice Chairs, Publication