Posted By Julie Randolph & Kristine Rosa, ICA Membership Team,
Friday, November 3, 2017
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As the new academic year gets underway, we’d like to thank all members of the International Communication Association for choosing ICA as your professional asset! We wish you a successful new year; and as you get back into the groove of things, remind you to renew your ICA membership!
The ICA membership term runs from 1 October to 30 September annually, the grace period for renewal ends 1 December. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to login to your account, select the link to “Renew your Membership Now” and complete your renewal. We encourage you to do so before 1 December to avoid a disruption in accessing your account and to take advantage of a full year’s worth of benefits!
New this year is the Activism, Communication and Social Justice interest group:
Activism, Communication and Social Justice. This newly created interest group promotes research and teaching in the intersections of three key aspects of contemporary life as captured in its name. It strives for diversity in the representation of its membership and embraces pluralism and boldness in theory and methodology. It pushes the boundaries between theory and practice and between scholarship and activism by encouraging and facilitating dialogues and engagements.
Divisions and Interest Groups are a nice way to customize your membership experience based on your personal topic area(s) of interest. Joining a Division or Interest Group affords you increased potential to network with colleagues of similar interest. You will receive field-specific calls for papers, newsletters or special announcements disseminated by section leaders. Each function autonomously and conduct business meetings in conjunction with our annual conference. Most offer awards for various scholastic achievements such as best paper, or best research by a young scholar. We recommend joining at least one section to augment your ICA membership experience.
What is the cost to join an ICA Division or Interest Group?
How do I join an ICA Division or Interest Group?
If you would like to join the newly created Activism, Communication and Social Justice interest group, or any other division or interest group, it is easiest to join by selecting them during the renewal process. If you’ve already renewed but would like to join a new section, then contact Kristine Rosa at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let her know which sections, and she will gladly assist.