The International Communication Association was formed in 1950 bringing
together academicians and other professionals whose interest focused on
The Association maintains an active membership
of more than 3,100 individuals of which some two-thirds are teaching and
conducting research in colleges, universities and schools around the world.
Other members are in government, the media, communication technology, business
law, medicine and other professions.
The wide professional and geographical distribution of the membership
provides the basic strength of the ICA. The Association is a meeting ground
for sharing research and useful dialogue about communicational interests.
Through its Divisions and Interest
Groups, publications, annual
conferences and its relations
with other associations around the world, ICA promotes the systematic study
of communication theories, processes and skills.
ICA's membership is multinational. ICA's Board of Directors
maintains a policy of conducting Annual Conferences in North America for
three consecutive years and outside North America the fourth year.