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Individual Membership Types & Dues

ICA has a triple-tiered dues structure following the UN model for A, B, and C countries, based on the World Bank's indicators of Gross National Income. Residents of B-tier countries pay 75% of the A-tier price and residents of C-tier countries pay 50% of the A-tier price. Your tier is determined by the country you currently live and not your country of origin.  

Due to technology requirements we have eliminated the discount of $3 off the first division. Instead, we have lowered the base registration fees by $3 for every tier.

  • Online Registration Available for Regular, Student & Sustaining Membership: Join Now
  • All Other Membership Types (Employment Exception, Life, Emeritus): Please email us to join at membership@icahdq.org

Determine your tier: View ICA’s Country Tier Chart

 
Individual Membership Type*
(see details below pricing chart)

View ICA’s Country Tier Chart

Tier A
Tier B
Tier C
Regular (professional level)
$195
$146
$98
Employment Exception (adjunct, temporary, part-time)
$146
$110
$73
Student (all before Ph.D.)
$98
$74
$49
Sustaining
$550
$415
$275
Life (single payment)
$5,000
$3,750
$2,500
Life (four consecutive annual installments)
$1,250
$938
$625
Emeritus
$50
$39
$25

*ICA Waives the first US $3 of the first division selected

Regular Membership:  ICA is ideal for scholars and practitioners of all fields of communication research who have earned their PhD or for individuals who now work within their field.

Employment Exception Membership: Includes PhDs who are no longer students and do not have a permanent position but may be putting together a living wage by teaching part time in several universities during the same academic year; those who are only on a visiting appointment for one year but have no future employment at that or any other university or organization; those who are on a fixed term contract for less than 3 years such as research associates or research fellows; as well as other part time arrangements both within and outside academe. Your application must include letter(s) from your supervisor describing the condition of your employment.

Student Membership: Individuals who qualify for Student Membership in ICA are currently enrolled in a school. This includes ABD candidates.

Emeritus Membership: When Active Members reach the age of 65 years, a transfer to Emeritus status may be requested if they have been Active Members for at least 20 years immediately prior to making the request. Emeritus Members shall pay dues in the amount specified for such membership, and shall enjoy the same rights and privileges as Regular Members.

Life Membership: Includes all future conference fees and membership dues. Additionally, Life members may join as many Divisions and Interest Groups as they wish, at no extra cost.  Life memberships can be paid in a single installment or in four consecutive annual installments.

Sustaining Membership: Show support for ICA’s students - The membership includes a regular membership, one conference registration, and a $40 donation to the Student Travel Fund. This donation helps to sustain and support ICA’s grant program: Each year, the ICA President-Elect and Executive Director award grants from the Student Travel Fund to students who need financial support to attend the ICA conference.  All sustaining members will still need to register for conference if they plan to attend.

ICA welcomes your comments and questions. Please feel free to contact the ICA staff at anytime.

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1500 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA

Phone: (202) 955-1444

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