By now I hope everyone has recovered from ICA’s biggest Annual Conference to date! The San Diego waterfront was a wonderful backdrop for our 3,354 attendees to partake in educational sessions, business meetings, receptions, and special plenaries; to peruse the Making & Doing Exhibition and the Propaganda Exhibit; to partake in the numerous sights and sounds (and wildlife) of the Gaslamp District (never a dull moment!); for parents to peek in on the kids as they enjoyed the activities in our childcare room; or to take in some morning yoga on the terrace. Next year we will switch from palm trees and ocean breezes to castles and history, as we look forward to seeing you all again next year for Prague 2018! You will start to hear more from our President-Elect, Patricia Moy
(U of Washington), about the conference planning in upcoming newsletters.
Before you all start to relax into your well-earned summer breaks, just a quick update to let you know a bit of “breaking news”: I have signed the contract for 2022, which has long been marked “TBD” in our list (and still is, until after this article hits the web). I am delighted to announce that in May 2022 we will be welcoming you to…Paris, France! We will be in the heart of the city, and easy walking distance from the Champs-Elysées and more shops and patisseries and restaurants than you could possibly visit in one trip. I have secured a large block with a competitive room rate, with several hotels to choose from (including the availability of rooms with Eiffel Tower views). More detailed information on that much later, but for now, just draw a little Eiffel Tower on your calendar in May 2022.
To recap, we are now set through 2023:
2018 Prague (CZECH REPUBLIC)
2019 Washington, DC (USA)
2020 Gold Coast (AUSTRALIA)
2021 Denver (USA)
2022 Paris (FRANCE)
2023 Toronto (CANADA)
2024 Asia TBD
For more information on how ICA chooses conference locations, the criteria we use to select possible venues, and past and future locations, please read my prior article, “Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going…A Primer on ICA’s Annual Conference