This year’s theme, Communication at the Crossroads, was selected to provide special opportunities to examine and discuss future directions for research, teaching, and the Communication discipline itself, with crossroads symbolizing the connection and convergence of scholarship, choice and direction for research and teaching, and choice and direction for the discipline.
In a year marked by isolation, concern, and the unknown, we now have an opportunity to gather as a community, virtually, but still together. We will gather to share, to learn, to create, to observe, and to question. We will gather to support one another and to initiate our future. This year, as we gather together, the value of doing so will be more significant than ever before.