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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.   


IHSA Update and Q&A


This session will provide attendees an opportunity to hear information regarding the IHSA virtual speech: individual events state series for 2021. Additionally, participants will be able to ask IHSA Assistant Executive Director Susie Knoblauch and State Final Manager Jan Heiteen questions regarding the event for this year.

When: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Time: Starting at 7:00 P.M.

Where: Zoom, online

Cost: Free for active ICTA members; $10 for others.

Registration is now OPEN!



Sponsorship Opportunity

ICTA is always looking for sponsors, especially for our conventions. We offer ad space in our convention program, booth space to interact directly with our members at convention, as well as opportunities to be singled out as a Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum Sponsor. Please see our sponsorship form for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director Ed Schwarz (eschwarz@prairiestate.edu)

Illinois Communication and Theatre Association

C/O Edward Schwarz

Prairie State College

202 S. Halsted St.

Chicago Heights, IL 60411 

708-709-3688


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