For 16 years, scholars interested in mobile communication have gathered annually for a pre-conference at the ICA annual meeting. Past pre-conferences: Washington 2019, Prague 2018, San Diego 2017, Fukuoka 2016, Puerto Rico 2015, Seattle 2014, London 2013, Singapore 2010. The call for the pre-conference is usually published by the end of the year. Current calls can be found here, more information can be found on the pre-conference page.
Owing to the growing body of scholarship focused on mobile communication, the Interest Group has served as co-sponsor to the Doctoral Consortium run by the Communication and Technology Division at ICA. Last year’s Doctoral Consortium took place in Washington, D.C. on Fri. May 24, 2019. The call for the doctoral consortium is usually published at the beginning of the year and can be found here.
Papers at the ICA Main Conference
The Mobile Communication Interest Group was formed in 2015 at the ICA annual meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In the years since, it has enjoyed rapid growth in membership and in the number of paper submissions for its sessions at the annual ICA meeting. At the virtual ICA conference in 2020, Mobile Communication hosted 12 paper sessions, plus a poster session. An overview for Mobile Communication Sessions at ICA 2020 can be found here.