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Division and Interest Group News

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 4, 2020


Dear Colleagues,

We hope you are all safe and well at these trying times.

We are writing to update you on a few things.

First, ICA is preparing for the meeting in Denver full speed. The upcoming conference will be planned as hybrid. Along with our traditional categories this year we also have a special call for research escalator papers that I wanted to draw your attention to. We hope that these sessions will be a great opportunity to connect our younger researchers with our esteemed members.

Research escalator sessions provide the opportunity for feedback and one-on-one mentorship on early work from established scholars in the Division. Research escalator papers should be submitted as extended abstracts limited to 6,400 double-spaced characters including spaces (about 4 pages, double-spaced). All character limits exclude references, tables, and figures. On the first page of the extended abstract, please make a note: CONSIDER FOR RESEARCH ESCALATOR SESSION. Also, if you have a preferred mentor or would like a mentor with a specific type of expertise (e.g., methodological expertise), please note this on the first page of the extended abstract.

For additional details and access to our call for papers please see our website at: https://icainfosys.org/annualconference/

Second, this year we will be electing a vice chair. We have great candidates lined up. Please be on the lookout for additional information and please vote.

Third, August is a good time to renew your membership. Please remember to renew. Your support of the Division shows through your membership and helps fund our awards, initiatives, and socials. It matters and is greatly appreciated.

Lastly, we have made available the posters presented at ICA2020 for our membership via our website: https://icainfosys.org/conference-papers/

As always we are listening and welcoming any suggestions and help. Please feel free to connect by emailing either to Rachel Bailey at rbailey2@fsu.edu or me, Narine Yegiyan at nsyegiyan@ucdavis.edu.

Stay safe, be well,

Rachel and Narine


Instructional and Developmental Communication Division

Dear IDD members,

We ask all paper submitters to also volunteer as reviewers for the division. We need you! :-)

We will be happy to answer your questions! Please use the provided editable Google Doc


To stay updated on the latest news about the Instructional and Developmental Communication Division, check out the official IDD Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ICAIDD/

All the best,

Davide Girardelli

University of Gothenburg (Sweden)

IDD Chair



Dear all,

Now is the season for renewing our ICA memberships. I wanted to remind you to also sign up for the Mobile Communication Interest Group as a part of the process (and please encourage your colleagues to do the same).

As the name implies, the Mobile Communication Interest Group focuses on mobility and the social consequences of mobile communication. Thus, the interest group is at the intersection of mobility, technology, social structure, and culture in human communication. The scholarship includes a wide array of perspectives and approaches in communication studies. This ranges from historical perspectives to studies on future media innovations, from ethnographic to quantitative empirical approaches, and from journalism studies to media effects research. The common ground of the Interest Group is state-of-the-art analysis and theorizing about mobile communication and its social consequences.

Please remember to check off on the box for the Mobile Communication Interest group when you renew your ICA membership.

Rich Ling

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