The NCA Alta Argumentation Conference, day 1

So far, so great! This is my first time attending the NCA Alta Argumentation conference, and it's living up to what people have told me about it.

This conference is really good so far. Wish you were here. If you aren't, don't fret - I'm trying to tweet some bits of interesting information I get from each panel as often as I can. If you like, you can follow me on Twitter - the feed is just down on the right hand side of this page.

So far we have heard a very interesting keynote from Thomas Houlihan about the unfulfilled promise of argumentation studies. Tonight there was also a plenary, or showcase panel about Informal Logic, or the Canadian brand of argumentation scholarship.

The panel was the best explication of Informal Logic that I have heard. It was very well done, and very clear. Sometimes it's difficult to pick up on the nuances, but this panel did it quite well.

I have audio recordings of both, and I am planning to record most everything that I attend. Watch this space for some audio files that you should be able to play from within the page. they are quite long, but worth a listen. I will start posting those tomorrow, I think.
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