Next-Gen Communication Centers, the theme of the spring 2012 gathering, invites consideration of the future of communication centers. As the second decade begins, what will the next generation of communication centers look like? What activities will communication centers perform? What roles will they serve? This call invites participants to recall the past and envision the future of communication centers and their role within the university. Creativity and critical thinking, collaboration, new media and multimedia, research and information fluency, invention and communication design, and ongoing challenges facing communication centers will serve as the central themes participants are encouraged to address. Opportunities for exploring these and other issues related to communication centers are welcomed.