The International Communication Association (ICA) organised its 65th ICA Annual Conference titled “Communication Across the Life Span”, from 21 – 25 May 2015 at San Juan, Puerto Rico. ICA is an international academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching, and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication, with more than 4,500 members in 80 countries. Since 2003, ICA has also been officially associated with the United Nations as a non-governmental association (NGO).
The 4 day conference saw academics from across the world come together to discuss communication related issues and concepts, with the theme of “Communication Across the Life Span” interweaved into the conference programme. CNM’s Associate Professor and Assistant Dean (Research), Lim Sun Sun, was part of the conference’s opening plenary, “Do Communication Technologies Define a Generation”? to discuss ‘whether and how communication technologies shape the contours, capacities, and connections of a generation’. CNM Head and Provost’s Chair Professor, Mohan J.Dutta, Assistant Professor Julian Lin, Assistant Professor Leanne Chang and visiting fellow Dr. Debalina Dutta, were also present at the conference. Apart, from being a platform for academics to exchange and discuss ideas, the conference also provides an opportunity to increase awareness about CNM and NUS at a global level, through faculty representation and contributions.