Please also look at the "Division Conferences" for upcoming ICA conferences.


The International Communication Association (ICA) includes 31 divisions and interest groups, each representing a special subfield in the study of communication. The Political Communication Division is one of the largest and oldest divisions of ICA, with about 700 members from over 50 countries. PolComm members explore the interplay of citizens, media and politics. Our main event is the annual meeting with competitively-selected full papers and some of the best attended panels. During the annual meeting we have a business meeting where members are informed about our activities and several awards are granted for conference papers, best article, and career achievement and service.

The ICA Political Communication Division and the Political Communication Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) also co-sponsor the prestigious journal Political Communication and the online semi-annual newsletter, Political Communication Report. You can also stay up to date on the latest news and activities related to Pol Com via our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Peter Van Aelst
Department of Political Science, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Chair of ICA Political Communication Division, 2016-2018