2021 ICA activities of the 
Mobile Communication Interest Group

Social Events of the Mobile Comm Interest Group at and before the virtual ICA 27-31 May 2021

Mobile Comm Literature Hunt

Get ready to look into some old and some new Mobile Comm Literature! It is easy to take part and it also does not take too much time. You have to fulfill four short literature hunt tasks in the week before virtual ICA from May, 20- May, 26. 

You can register here: https://kmrc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1BP8yjd6c93Nl4O

You will then get more information shortly before the start. The lit hunt is perfect for all early-career scholars but also for more experienced scholars who like to find new pieces of Mobile Comm literature. Everyone who attends gets a small networking "gift". We will also select winners who will receive a lot of fame and a small gift sponsored by the Technology & Information Policy Institute of The University of Texas at Austin!

Pitch & Connect Session with Mobile Comm Scholars 

We will have 'Pitch & Connect' sessions, where you can shortly pitch a current project/a current idea/ your research philosophy /… to  other MCIG scholars. This is an easy format were you can get to know each other around discussions about different ideas and projects.

How it works: During a one hour Zoom session, you will be thrown into a breakout room with a handful of people where each of you has the opportunity to present your project, a current idea, your research philosophy or whatever else related to your work you want to discuss. The one rule is: you cannot use more than one Power Point slide (if you use one at all) and you have 3 minutes to introduce your topic. This session enables professional exchanges without the pressure of a full-on presentation and gives you the opportunity to have discussions with likeminded people.

Sessions are synchronous and will take place at:

Fr, May, 28  UTC 3 p.m.

Sa, May, 29. UTC 7 a.m.

Su, May, 30 UTC 0 a.m.

Global South Networking Session

How it works: We will have a Global South networking session for scholars coming from the Global South, doing research on the Global South, and anyone who is interested in the event. There will be random meet and greets as well as bigger group chat for us to get to know one another and discuss shared ideas and concerns.

Sessions will take place at:

Sa, May, 29 UTC 2 p.m.

Su, May, 30 UTC 3 a.m.


How to join?

Everyone can attend the meetings including people who did not register for ICA and people who are not Mobile Comm Interest Group members (yet). So please also motivate your students and colleagues to participate! ICA attendees and Mobile Comm Interest Group members will have access to the Zoom links to the events via the ICA Conference platform. You can also sign up here to receive the zoom link and a reminder shortly before the event: https://kmrc.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3HSnIyADFkLGY0S

If you have any questions concerning the events, feel free to reach out to ICA Student and Early Career Scholars Representative Lara Wolfers (l.wolfers@iwm-tuebingen.de) and International Liaison Representative Hoan Nguyen (hoannguy@usc.edu).