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What is ICTA?

ICTA is a professional association for high school and higher education teachers and coaches of communication, speech, debate, theatre, and media.

Mission Statement

The Illinois Communication and Theatre Association cultivates teaching, learning, service, and advocacy by supporting and developing educators through innovative pedagogies and promoting and advancing public discourse knowledge and skills as integral to learning and life-long citizenry. 

Vision Statement

The Illinois Communication and Theatre Association envisions a future in which communication and public discourse is understood as practical and necessary for developing competencies in professional and personal contexts.   

2018 Convention Information

Greetings! The ICTA Board is thrilled to invite you to our 2018 Annual Convention, which will be held from Thursday, September 27 through Saturday, September 29, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington, Illinois. Our room rate at the DoubleTree is $105 per night. Book by September 13, 2018 to guarantee the room rate. The theme for this year's convention is "Roots, Renaissance, Revolution." As we move forward, we need to remember where we've been and who came before - our roots. We are currently in a Renaissance period where we have a new name and brand and fresh ideas, and as we look to the future, we are headed into a period of Revolution where we as an organization will need to advocate for ourselves, each other, and our disciplines. We are in the midst of exciting times where each one of us can make a huge difference, and we hope you will join us in September. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact convention planner and President-Elect Lisa Stout at lstout@wacohi.net.

Check out the sessions we are offering at this year's convention with our Convention at a Glance.

Online Registration is OPEN NOW! Register here!

Paper Registration is also an option! Download the form here!

Book your hotel at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington by September 13, 2018 here.

If you would like to sponsor this year's convention, check out our sponsorship form here.

For more information about the convention, please see the Convention 2018 page on our website by clicking here.

Upcoming events

Illinois Communication and Theatre Association, Campus Box 4480, Normal, IL 61790-4480  (309)438-2872

Joining us gives permission to share any photos or video taken at conference or shared by other members. We need to advocate for ourselves and our students' futures in Illinois in the areas of communication and theatre. If you wish to not have a photo published on the web, please contact illinoiscta@gmail.com