The annual conference of the International Communications Association (ICA) takes place May 25 - 29 in San Diego, California. As in past years, MSU College of Communication Arts and Sciences will have a major presence as workshop organizers, panelists, presenters, discussants and session chairs. A full list of presentations featuring ComArtSci researchers is available here.
83 faculty and graduate students from the Department of Communication, the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, the School of Journalism and the Department of Media and Information will present 85 research papers. Research covers a wide range of topics from traditional mass communications, social media, neuroscientific aspects of communications, avatars and immersive media, to digital inequality and computational communications.
In addition to conferences such as CHI, TPRC, and ICIS, the ICA is one major professional affiliation for many of our faculty and students. Four CAS faculty, including William H. Dutton and Dave Ewoldsen from the Department of Media and Information, were inducted to the elect group of ICA Fellows. CAS faculty have taken leading roles in several ICA Divisions and Interest Groups, including most recently in Media Industries, Games, and Computational Communications. Dave Ewoldsen (Media and Information) serves as the founding editor of the Annals of the International Communications Association, one of the six publications of the association.
The MSU ComArtSci Reception, hosted by the College, the Department of Communication and the Department of Media and Information on May 26 at 9 p.m. – 11 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel provides an opportunity to deepen friendship, learn about new developments in ComArtSci, and discuss new ideas.