Please Join us for the 2020 ICTA ONLINE Convention! 

FREE Online Pre-Convention for Speech & Debate Coaches

Thank you to everyone that joined us for our Pre-Convention panel! For those of you that were unable to attend, please check out the discussion at this video link. The video also refers to any number of resources that were shared by presenters. Those can be found in this document.

The 2020 Convention has 4 Tracks:

  • Speech and Debate
  • Virtual Learning
  • Communication Contexts
  • Topics in Communication

See 2020 Convention Program Overview for more details.

See also: 2020 ICTA Virtual Convention at a Glance

Online Convention Registration is now OPEN!

Registration Deadline: September 12, 2020

Chart explaining the NEW Departmental Membership

NEW: Mail-in Departmental Registration Form

Some faculty have told us they are experiencing financial hardships attributable to COVID-19. We are accepting donations to cover their Convention Fees: Donations


We are now accepting GIFTS (Great Ideas for Teaching Speech) submissions! A submission can be anything that can be used in the classroom. This could be a full lesson, a classroom management strategy, a bell-ringer activity, a way you divide your class into groups, or any other teaching idea! Right now, our members are eager for ideas for teaching in an online or hybrid environment. Please record a short video of you describing your lesson and attach any resources you would like to share for the teaching idea as well. You can share a link to an unlisted YouTube video or the raw footage if it is in MP4 format. Use this form ( to make your submissions. Submissions are due NO LATER than Monday, October 12, 2020!

We will notify anyone that has been selected to be featured through any of the ICTA forums. By submitting a GIFTS idea, you are allowing ICTA to use the information on our website and social media network pages. Please give credit to any copyrighted material in your presentation.

If you have questions, contact the 2020 Convention Planner:

Bryan Asbury at

Illinois Communication and Theatre Association

C/O Edward Schwarz

Prairie State College

202 S. Halsted St.

Chicago Heights, IL 60411


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