The Louisiana Communication Association Annual Conference was held at the University at Louisiana at Lafayette on March 27 and included students from different universities who pitched the work they have done in their communities.
“The purpose of the conference is to bring scholars, academics and students together to talk about various research,” said Phillip Madison, the treasurer of the Louisiana Communication Association Department on UL Lafayette’s campus.
According to Madison, Do Kyun David Kim, the president of the Association, has put in a lot of energy putting the conference together. Madison said Kim saw an opportunity to bring back the conference and get it up and running.
At the conference, two students from Xavier University of Louisiana shared their projects they did in their New Orleans Community. Amyre Brandom-Skinner and Deja Dennis shared the project they worked on, which was titled “My NOLA, My Story.” The overview of the story was written by Dennis.
“I wanted to write something that captured what the students of Xavier were trying to do and I wanted to capture the culture of New Orleans,” Dennis said. “I wanted to show New Orleans in a different light and highlight the community.”
The bands and the second line shots in the video were created by Skinner.
“It was definitely interesting because I’m from the mid west, and the traditions are totally different,” Skinner said. “Seeing second line Sunday, you get to see the flow of how things work.”
The conference was about students being able to show off their work and feel good about it.
“Students are able to share their work on a national level,” Madison said.
According to the chart by Pewaukee Economics, the chart shows data of people that have toured New Orleans since 2011, which has risen steadily.