Member Benefits

ICA Annual Conference Registration Discounts

ICA holds an annual conference at which hundreds of research papers are presented and over 2,300 scholars from all over the world participate. The conference provides the ample opportunity to network with colleagues who share your teaching and research interests worldwide. We recognize outstanding contributions to the field through awards and fellowship programs. ICA Members qualify for discounted conference rates, where both membership and conference registration together are a better value than a nonmember registration.

ICA Travel Grants

Each year, ICA awards grants to qualifying members to help with annual conference expenses. Divisions and Interest Groups also offer funding and top research awards to members of those sections.

ICA Journal Subscriptions

ICA Membership includes subscriptions to our 5 professional journals, available online or in print. Members also receive online access to all previously published journals dating back to the first issue of Journal of Communication in 1951.

Access to MyICA

MyICA is the members only section of the ICA website geared toward professional social networking. The site includes the following functions: 

  • Membership Directory - Find colleagues who share the same research interests.
  • Blog Forums 
  • Submit News
  • Division Discussion Forums


Access to Division & Interest Group Memberships

ICA has 25 division and interest groups that one is eligible to join as an ICA member. As a division member, you will receive email notifications from the division chairs with the latest news both in the association and within the field, as well as invitiations to division events.


Publisher Discounts

ICA offers various discounts on assorted journals and books. Discounted book series, include:

Discounted Membership in CIOS

The Communication Institute for Online Scholarship (CIOS) is a not-for-profit organization facilitating the integration of information technology in the service of communication scholarship and pedagogy. Founded in 1986, the CIOS supports a wide range of databases, full text, and other electronic journals and services. These include the ComAbstracts and ComIndex databases and the Visual Communication Concept Explorer. Individual membership in the CIOS provides access to all CIOS services.

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