Dear ICA LGBTQ IG members,
Since 2017, the LGBTQ Interest Group has been organizing informal mentoring meet-ups between junior scholars and senior scholars at the ICA annual conference. Our mentoring meet-ups are coming again this May in Washington, DC!
Mentoring meet-ups are informal meetings between a senior scholar (mentor) and a junior scholar (mentee). Matched mentor and mentee, based on their scholarly interests, will arrange a meeting during the conference. We will provide the pair the contact information of each other.
This year, mentees will email their mentors issues/concerns/questions they have before their meet-ups. Some mentors may prefer their mentees to provide specific questions. We understand time during the conference is very precious, so we hope both the mentees and mentors are prepared to make the best use of the meet-ups!
A successful mentoring meet-ups scheme requires a large pool of mentors and mentees, so please consider this opportunity to share, network, and get to know other members of our LGBTQ interest group!
Sign up by Apr 19 using this link (https://goo.gl/forms/Gt7AWnyjMdzMaA5k2) for our human brain-driven matching algorithm to work.
For any questions about the meet-ups, please contact Sam Chan, our group Student and Early Career Representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, there are three events at the ICA conference specifically for Student and Early Career Members. They are all on May 25:
9:30am – 10:45am: ICA Annual Member Meeting and New Member/Student and Early Career Orientation; Columbia 6 (Washington Hilton, Terrace Level)
11:00am – 12:15pm: Student and Early Career Advisory Committee (SECAC) Business Meeting; Columbia 6 (Washington Hilton, Terrace Level)
8:00pm – 10:00pm: Student and Early Career Reception; OFFSITE: Exiles Bar
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Lik Sam CHAN, Ph.D.
George Gerbner Postdoctoral Fellow, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
International Communication Association LGBTQ Studies Student and Early Career Representative
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