International Communication Association

Mobile Communication Pre-conference

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
San Diego, CA


Mobile media as (tools for) Interventions

Deadline for Workshop Proposals: December 1st, 2016
The ICA Mobile Pre-Conference is an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars, researchers, and practitioners who are interested in mobile communication, mobile media, and mobility at large. This will be the 14th Annual Meeting of ICA Mobile.


Like last year, the mobile pre-conference will be organized in the form of interactive Blue Sky workshops. In these workshops, scholars can present, learn and discuss their latest ideas, research and skills around a limited number of themes related to mobile communication and mobile media. The workshops provide a forum where graduate students and new faculty can interact with more experienced mobile researchers, thereby cultivating a supportive and integrated community of mobile scholars. Ideas discussed and presented at the mobile pre-conference have consistently nourished the theoretical foundations of mobile research, started joint research projects and eventually lead to publications in peer-reviewed journals.

In addition to the Blue Sky workshops, the pre-conference features a conference lunch and dinner where scholars will interact in an informal and social atmosphere.