53rd Annual TYCA-NE Conference in New York City

English at the Crossroads: Power and Possibilities

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hosted by LaGuardia Community College, Queensborough Community College, and Borough of Manhattan Community College

Join us in New York City as we celebrate our 53rd year by renewing our commitment to our students, pedagogy, and scholarship as English educators at two-year colleges.


Conference Program & Schedule

The conference program and schedule are available here. For a direct download of a PDF of the program, click “download program” below

Keynote Speaker: Cathy N. Davidson

Dr. Cathy N. Davidson, an educational innovator and a distinguished scholar of the history of technology, is an avid proponent of active ways of learning that help students to understand and navigate the radically changed global world in which we now all live, work, and learn. Dr. Davidson is Distinguished Professor of English and Founding Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and the R. F. DeVarney Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University where she served as Duke’s (and the nation’s) first Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. Dr. Davidson’s book The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux was recently awarded the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ Frederic W. Ness Book Award.

In the keynote address “College for Everyone,” Dr. Davidson looks at the history of American higher education with special attention to the founding of the community (junior) college and offers insight into what higher education can learn from the concept of “college for everyone.” The talk draws from Davidson’s book The New Education: How To Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux (Basic Books, 2017) and includes a participatory audience activity that demonstrates how “college for everyone” works in the classroom to prepare students not just to be “workforce ready” but to be “world ready.”



Hilton Garden Inn Long Island City Queensboro Bridge

29-21 41st Avenue, Long Island City,

New York, 11101, USA


The 2018 conference is made possible through the generosity of:


Poetry Cafe: Bergen Community College

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Saturday Brunch: Modern Language Association International Bibliography

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