Regional & Affiliated Conferences
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ICA engages in regular collaboration with other global associations and communication scholarship communities. Our collaboration takes two forms: regional conferences and ICA-affiliated conferences. In the regional model, ICA reviews and approves a business plan and content outline for a conference in a region that represents an expansion of ICA’s typical reach; for regional conferences, ICA approves a budget of approximately USD $10,000 to be used by the planners, as well as providing planning advice and speakers, if requested. For an affiliated conference, ICA allows established communication associations to simply use ICA’s brand/logo in their communications/advertisements, and agrees to disseminate information such as the Call for Papers to ICA members. There is no financial relationship for affiliated conferences.

Upcoming Conferences

Regional Conferences

Affiliated Conferences

  • Searching for the Next Level of Human Communication: Human, Social, and Neuro
  • 16-18 October 2019
    Nusa Dua, Bali

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ICA Regional Conferences

ICA encourages/sponsors regional conferences across the world, particularly in areas where ICA is not very well known (e.g., South America, China, Africa, certain parts of Europe like France), in order to increase visibility and provide a greater diversity to ICA membership and scholarship. ICA does not believe that the responsibility for these conferences should rest on the shoulders of its divisions or interest groups, though they are encouraged to be involved in any planning they wish.

Have an idea for a regional conference? Read ICA's Policy on Proposing Regional Conferences for more information.

Past ICA Regional Conferences:

  • Communication Research in the Digital Age
    14-16 December 2017
    Mumbai, INDIA
    Conference Website
  • 1st ICAfrica Research and Publication Training Workshop
    24-26 October 2017
    Imperial Botanical Beach Hotel, Entebbe, UGANDA
    Workshop Program
  • Exploring Communication: Beyond Nation Cultural Adaption, Images and Identity
    18-20 September 2016
    Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
  • Responsible Communication and Governance
    11-13 October 2015
    Copenhagen Business School, DENMARK
  • Expanding Communication: Old Boundaries and New Frontiers
    9-11 April 2015
    U of Lodz, POLAND
  • Digital Transformations, Social Media Engagement, and the Asian Century
    1-3 October 2014
    Queensland U of Technology, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
  • Dialogues between Tradition and Contemporaneity in Latin America and International Communication Studies
    26-28 March 2014
    U de Brasília, BRAZIL
  • Communication and Social Transformation
    8-10 November 2013
    Shanghai, CHINA
  • Why Should I Trust You? Challenges for Communication in Times of Crisis
    ICA/ACOP/AE-IC/UMA Regional Conference
    18-19 July 2013
    U of Malaga, Malaga, SPAIN
  • Trends in International and Latin American Communication Research
    UC / ICA Latin American Conference
    18-20 October 2012
    Santiago, CHILE
  • Communicating in a World of Norms: Information and Communication in Contemporary Globalization
    7-9 March 2012
    Lille, FRANCE
  • Joint ICA-U of Melbourne Conference
    16-17 July 2009
    University of Melbourne, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
  • Uniting the Americas: Exploring Media Convergence, Public Communication, and Intercultural Communication
    InterAmericas Council Congress of the America II
    8-11 October 2008
    Mexico City, Mexico
  • Uniting the Americas: Technology, Intercultural Communication, and Public Affairs
    2006 Congress of the Americas - Peru
    3-5 August 2006
    Cosponsored with the American Communication Association and the University of San Martin de Porres, Lima, Peru

Past ICA Affiliated Conferences:

  • Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) Open Social Science Conference
    Cosponsored by ICA
    25-27 January 2019
    Mannheim, GERMANY
    Conference Website
  • Communication as a Discipline and as a Field: Sharing Experiences to Construct a Dialogue
    International Research Conference
    Cosponsored by ICA
    9-11 July 2015
    National Research U Higher School of Economics, Moscow, RUSSIA
  • The Digital Media Challenge
    CEECOM2015; 8th Central and Eastern European Media and Communication Conference
    Cosponsored by ICA
    12-14 June 2015
    U of Zegreb, CROATIA
  • ACM WebSci 2011: 3rd International Conference on Web Science
    Cosponsored by ICA
    14 - 17 June 2011
  • The 4th Global Communication Forum
    Cosponsored by ICA
    29-30 September 2010
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Minhang Campus
    Shanghai, CHINA
  • The 3rd Global Communication Forum and 2009 Chinese Communication Association Convention
    Cosponsored by ICA
    29 October - 1 November 2009
    Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Minhang Campus
    Shanghai, CHINA
  • Beyond East and West, Budapest
    Cosponsored by ICA-CostA30 Conference
    25-27 June 2009
    Central European University
    Budapest, HUNGARY
  • Transforming Audiences: Identity, Creativity, Everyday Life
    6-7 September 2007
    U of Westminster - United Kingdom
  • Harmonious Society, Civil Society and the Media
    Cosponsored by ICA
    20-21 October 2007
    Beijing, People's Republic of China