Please Join us for the 2020 ICTA Convention! 

On behalf of the Illinois Communication and Theatre Association, I am excited to invite you to present a workshop, panel discussion, paper, poster, or GIFTS session for the 91st ICTA Convention September 24 - 26, 2020. ICTA is the professional organization in Illinois for communication, theatre, debate, forensics, and media for secondary and higher education.  

The year 2020 is an ideal context for this year’s convention theme; “A Perfect Vision: 2020 ICTA." The convention will be a moment for gazing upon the past, eyeing the present, and envisioning a bold future for communication and theatre educators across contexts. This year's theme allows for every member to articulate and explore different visions for communication in Illinois (what is the future of speech education in our state?), the nation (what will be the outcome of the 2020 elections?), and the world (how can we best understand the controversial aspects of the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo?). This year's theme also allows members to articulate and explore different perspectives of the trends and surprises in theatre, always with an eye for performances, everyday and staged, in ever-changing social landscapes.

Please consider submitting a panel, workshop, or GIFTS session. These sessions can be geared towards either the secondary or higher education group or even a session that might appeal across both areas. We will also be continuing our track systems in which we link related sessions for documented professional development. We would really like to see panels that tie directly into teaching best practices and will include materials to be handed out for our members to take with them, materials they can use right way in their classrooms. The planning committee will also accept panels that would like to occur over multiple sessions. Please indicate how many sessions you are requesting on the submission form with a rationale. Please do not hesitate to propose a session even if you do not have a panel full of presenters--the convention planning committee will be happy put you in contact with others to join your session. 

I look forward to seeing your brilliant ideas. And I look forward to seeing you at convention.

Bryan Asbury 

First Vice President & Chair of the Convention Planning Committee

Submit ideas at:

Contact 2020 Convention Planner, Bryan Asbury at for more information.

Illinois Communication and Theatre Association

C/O Edward Schwarz

Prairie State College

202 S. Halsted St.

Chicago Heights, IL 60411


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