Research Conferences in Communication

Following is a list of major conferences in Communication and related fields:

Conference Paper Submission Deadline Venue
American Academy of Advertising (AAA)

“The American Academy of Advertising (AAA) is an organization of advertising scholars and professionals with an interest in advertising and advertising education. The Academy fosters research that is relevant to the field and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas among its academic and professional members.”


International Communication Association (ICA)

“ICA is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication.”

 Nov 01  USA & International
 Broadcast Education Association (BEA)

“The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is the premiere international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals. The association’s publications, annual convention, web-based programs, and regional district activities provide opportunities for juried production competition and presentation of current scholarly research related to aspects of the electronic media. These areas include media audiences, economics, law and policy, regulation, news, management, aesthetics, social effects, history, and criticism, among others.  BEA is concerned with electronic media curricula, placing an emphasis on interactions among the purposes, developments, and practices of the industry and imparting this information to future professionals.  BEA serves as a forum for exposition, analysis and debate of issues of social importance to develop members’ awareness and sensitivity to these issues and to their ramifications, which will ultimately help students develop as more thoughtful practitioners.”


 Dec 01  Las Vegas

(BEA 2018, April 07-10, 2018)

Association for Business Communication (ABC)

“The Association for Business Communication (ABC) is an international, interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing business communication research, education, and practice.”


Dec October 24-27

2018 conference in Miami, FL

The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM)

ICWSM is a forum for researchers from multiple disciplines to come together to share knowledge, discuss ideas, exchange information, and learn about cutting-edge research in diverse fields with the common theme of online social media. This overall theme includes research in new perspectives in social theories, as well as computational algorithms for analyzing social media. ICWSM is a singularly fitting venue for research that blends social science and computational approaches to answer important and challenging questions about human social behavior through social media while advancing computational tools for vast and unstructured data.


 Jan 06  May 15 – 18
The International Association for Media and Communication Research – (IAMCR)

“IAMCR is the preeminent worldwide professional organisation in the field of media and communication research.”


 Feb 15  International
(IAMCR 2018 in Eugene, Oregon, June 20-24, 2018)
The Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR)

“AOIR is an academic association dedicated to the advancement of the cross-disciplinary field of Internet studies. It is a member-based support network promoting critical and scholarly Internet research independent from traditional disciplines and existing across academic borders. The association is international in scope.”


 March 01  #AOIR2018 in Montreal, Canada (9-13 October 2018)

(#AoIR2019 Brisbane, Australia)

National Communication Association (NCA)

“The National Communication Association advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.”


  March 29  USA(NCA2017, Nov 16 – 19, 2017)

(NCA2018, Salt Lake City Nov08 -Nov11, 2018)

The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

“The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) is a nonprofit, educational association of journalism and mass communication educators, students and media professionals. The Association’s mission is to promote the highest possible standards for journalism and mass communication education, to cultivate the widest possible range of communication research, to encourage the implementation of a multi-cultural society in the classroom and curriculum, and to defend and maintain freedom of communication in an effort to achieve better professional practice and a better informed public.”


 Apr 01  (August 6-9, 2018, Washington D.C./Chicago)
Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

“The ACM conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing is an international and interdisciplinary conference focused on how technology intersects with social practices. The conference will offer several types of submission including papers, posters, demos, workshops, panels, doctoral colloquium…

CSCW is the premier venue for research in the design and use of technologies that affect groups, organizations, communities, and networks. Bringing together top researchers and practitioners, CSCW explores the technical, social, material, and theoretical challenges of designing technology to support collaborative work and life activities.”


 April 20  CSCW2018, November 3-7, 2018, New York City’s Hudson River (Jersey City)
 GROUP Conference“For over 25 years, the ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP) has been a premier venue for research on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Human Computer Interaction, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning and Socio-Technical Studies. The conference integrates work in social science, computer science, engineering, design, values, and other diverse topics related to group work, broadly conceptualized. Group 2018 continues the tradition of being truly international and interdisciplinary in both organizational structure as well as participants.”


 June 23  Jan 7 -10, Sanibel Island, Florida
Computer Human Interaction (CHI)“The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems is the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction. For first-time attendees, CHI is a place where researchers and practitioners gather from across the world to discuss the latest in interactive technology.”


 Sept 13  CHI 2019, Glasgow, UK, May 4-9, 2019
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