Ideas on Fire Guide to the International Communication Association conference

June 20–24, 2024 | Gold Coast, Australia

Welcome to the Ideas on Fire guide for the 2024 International Communication Association conference!

We’ve curated a bunch of resources to help you get the most out of your conference experience.

This year’s theme is Communication and Global Human Rights, and the event aims to “take stock of the contributions of communication scholarship to the study of human rights; to foreground current research and practice; and to outline promising directions for communication studies.”

We are jazzed to celebrate so many Ideas on Fire authors presenting at and helping organize the conference. You can peruse their recent work below.

If you can’t attend in person, check out our tips on conference participation when you can’t attend, and join the conversations at the conference hashtag #ICA24.

You can also follow us on Instagram, Bluesky, Mastodon, and Threads, where we’ll be posting resources throughout the conference.

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New books in communication studies

Check out these awesome recent books we edited and indexed for Ideas on Fire authors.

Want to see your book here (and at our conference booth) next year? Get in touch.

Publishing consultation

Book a free online Ideas on Fire consultation to get expert feedback on your communication studies or media studies book project.

Learn how our team can support you in the publishing process and make your publishing experience easier.

Your #ICA24 playlist

Listen to interviews with your favorite communication studies scholars on the Imagine Otherwise podcast.

Perfect for the plane/train/car ride to the Gold Coast and for getting you pumped about connecting with colleagues at the conference.

These episodes make great teaching resources as well. Check out the full Imagine Otherwise archive to find books and interviews that complement each episode, along with resources to help students and researchers explore the vibrant worlds of progressive, interdisciplinary scholarship.

Conference resources

Make the most of your conference experience with our resources for presenting, networking, and participating.

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Academic Conference Presentation Tips

Keep these academic conference presentation tips in mind to share your work with the clarity and confidence you need to connect to your audience.

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Managing Conference Presentation Stage Fright

Conference presentation stage fright is very common. Here are some techniques to help you manage your nerves and deliver a great presentation.

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Before and After Conference Checklists

Conference checklists are a great way to make sure you are prepared for a conference, get the most out of it while there, and remember to follow up.

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Conference Participation When You Can't Attend

Meaningful conference participation from afar is absolutely possible. Here’s how to stay engaged even if you can’t attend.

Spark new worlds with your writing

Take the stress out of publishing and see why so many communication studies scholars trust Ideas on Fire to edit and index their books and articles.

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