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What to Expect at ICA2019

Posted By Jennifer Le, ICA Senior Manager of Conference Services, Monday, May 6, 2019
The conference in Washington, D.C. will not have any big changes but rather continuations of popular events and services.


We will provide shuttle buses that will run at regular intervals between the headquarters (Washington Hilton) and the Omni Shoreham. Shuttles will be accessible using your conference badge at no charge. A schedule will be published on the app and online prior to conference, along with signage in the lobbies of the hotels.


Just like the past three years, ICA will provide childcare services during conference hours this year. Registration is now closed for ICA Kids 2019. But, if you would like to learn more about what we are offering this year, read this past article.


Another popular activity that started two years ago and will be continuing again this year is morning yoga! Start your day off right with sun salutations and downward dogs. Join ICA every morning for a free Power Vinyasa style session. This class is all levels, from beginner to advanced. Mats will be provided. Outdoor class will be canceled in case of rain. Instructor: Asrat de Gaga, certified yoga and martial arts instructor for Hilton’s spa. Yoga sessions will be offered Saturday to Tuesday, from 7:00 to 8:00 on the Heights Courtyard West (Washington Hilton, Lobby Level (near McClellan's Sports Bar).


Back by popular demand, ICA’s three conference poster sessions will be within the exhibit hall this year (International Terrace (Washington Hilton, Terrace Level)). There will be a poster session on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Saturday, 25 May and Monday, 27 May will have afternoon sessions from 12:30–13:45. Sunday, 26 May will have a late session from 17:00–18:15. Each poster session will be 75 minutes long. If you are participating in one of these three poster sessions, please make note of the correct date and time you are assigned to.



This year, there will not be just two Fellows panels, but three! Each year ICA honors its newly inducted Fellows from the prior year with a special panel. This year our new Fellows panels will be a roundtable discussion on each Fellow’s career contributions and their reflections on our past and the future of communication studies. All three panels will take place in Columbia 6 (Washington Hilton, Terrace Level) on Saturday, 25 May, Sunday, 26 May, and Monday, 27 May. Fellows panel I and III will be afternoon panels from 12:30–13:45, and Fellows panel II will be a late panel from 17:00–18:15.

The ICA staff are working hard to make sure ICA’s 69th Annual Conference will be another memorable year for our members and attendees!

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