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NCTA Virtual General Meeting

May 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


We will host our meeting on Zoom. You will need to RSVP to this invitation from the NCTA website, while logged-in or by providing your email address. After you confirm your attendance, you will receive an email with the Zoom details just prior to the meeting. Please RSVP by Friday, May 7th, 6:30 pm US Pacific time, to receive the Zoom invitation! No EXCEPTIONS!


– Welcome and NCTA business
–  Featured Speaker – “In conversation with Pr. Adrian Daub”
– Q&A
– Virtual networking
– Closing


Professor Daub discusses his newest publication “What Tech Calls Thinking” and the concepts of disruption, dropping-out and failing better. The speaker shares his experience as an Associate Professor at Stanford University and the Director of the Michelle R. Clayman Institute for Gender Research. This conversation is moderated by NCTA member Thilo Ullmann.


Pr. Adrian Daub is Associate Professor in the Dept. of German Studies and Comparative Literature at Stanford University. Prof. Daub has published many translations for US and German publications, books in German and English, as well as an abundance of articles in German, British and US publications. He is also a prolific book reviewer. His most recently published book is “What tech calls thinking” (Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 2020), an audacious dissection of the principles of disruption, dropping-out and failing better. More at


If you have never used Zoom before, here are a few tips:

1.) If you have RSVPd, you will receive a link to the meeting with meeting ID and password. You won’t be able to join without that link.

2a.) To join the meeting, simply click on the link (preferably a bit before the meeting starts). If you have never joined a Zoom meeting before, you will be prompted to download an app to your device. There are Zoom apps for desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

2b.) If you have joined a Zoom meeting before and have the Zoom app on your device, simply click on the link.

2c.) Alternatively, without installing anything, you can simply call in by phone (audio only) to the phone number given in the link. You’ll then be asked to enter the Zoom ID and password by typing on your phone.

3.) If you are joining a Zoom meeting, you do not need a Zoom account.

4.) Once you’ve connected to the meeting, follow the instructions of the meeting host.

If you are unsure how to connect after receiving the link (which will be sent out just before the VGM) and reading the above instructions, please email the NCTA webmaster at
Stay safe and let’s get together!


May 8, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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