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.



Register for the conference online by visiting our registration page or by filling out our registration form (available as a PDF and Word document)


  • Registration by Sept. 21: $225 for full-time faculty – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

  • Registration by Sept. 21: $125 for adjuncts – DEADLINE EXTENDED!*

  • After Sept. 21: $250 for full time faculty

  • After Sept. 21: $150 for adjuncts, retirees*

  • Graduate Students (with ID) $100*

    * We would like to inform you that refunds of $100 are forthcoming for graduate students and adjuncts due to the generosity of Dr. Cathy N. Davidson. Her dedication to increasing access to education and knowledge has led to the donation of her speaker's fee to make sure the TYCA-NE 2018 conference is open to as many attendees as possible.

Conference Program & Schedule

The conference program and schedule are available here. For a direct download 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


Reserve your room:

- Call Hotel Reservations at 718-633-7352

- Reserve online: Visit http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/I/ISPICGI-TYCA-20181011/index.jhtml

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

Vendor Information

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Sponsorship is a excellent way to get your name out there to the nearly 200 college faculty and administrators who attend our conference each year. TYCA-NE represents 11 states in the northeastern United States, Washington, D.C., and 6 provinces in eastern Canada. More information can be found by downloading our sponsorship form.