RCA/NARCA AFFILIATE WITH ICA
We are pleased to announce that RCA and its newly formalized western branch, the North American Russian Communication Association (NARCA), have established an “affiliate” association with the International Communication Association (ICA).
As an ICA-affiliate organization, RCA and NARCA members will be entitled to attend each other’s respective conferences at host-member rates. Thus, ICA members will be able to attend the RCA conference in St. Petersburg for the same registration fee as RCA members will pay. And several members of ICA do plan to attend the St. Petersburg conference, including incoming President of the International Communication Association Ronald E. Rice from the Department of Communication and Center for Film, Television and New Media, University of California, Santa Barbara.
As part of the affiliate arrangement, RCA and NARCA members will also be able to attend the ICA conference for the same registration fee as ICA members. In addition, RCA will have a program slot at the ICA convention. The next ICA conference is June 19-23, 2006, in Dresden, Germany. ICA will issue a program call to open September 1 and close on November 1. Further information can be obtained at the ICA website: http://www.icahdq.org/events/futureconf.html. The RCA program slot will be coordinated by RCA President Olga Matyash (firstname.lastname@example.org) and NARCA conference program planner Steven Beebe (SBeebe@txstate.edu). Please contact them if you have questions or proposals.
Another benefit to RCA from ICA affiliate status will be an RCA subscription to all ICA journals and newsletters. The RCA/NARCA affiliate status with ICA is renewable annually, with the fee assessed to NARCA. The initial affiliation fee was underwritten by Steven Beebe.
All membership types receive one set of three quarterly journals: Human Communication Research, Communication Theory, and the Journal of Communication, as well as online access to the Journal for Computer-Mediated Communication and the ICA Newsletter (10 issues/year).