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The ICTA Executive Board has proposed some changes to the Association's Constitution and Bylaws.  You are invited to review those changes and participate in a discussion about them. Click here to participate in the forum discussion.

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.   


The College of DuPage has announced an immediate FALL 2023 Full-time Faculty position. Click here for the full job posting.

Lincoln Land Community College seeks an Adjunct Communication Instructor for the Fall Semester. Click here for the job posting. 


Oak Park and River Forest High School seeks 2 Assistant Coaches.

Click here for the position posting.

If necessary, choose "Student Activities" to see the posting.

Calendar of Events

2022-2023 Events

    • Jan 18, 2022: IHSA Update and Q&A (Zoom session)
    • Jan 26, 2022: ICTA BHM Conversation Panel (Zoom session)
    • Feb 23, 2022: ICTA WHM Conversation (Zoom Session)
    • Sept 22 - 24, 2022: ICTA Annual Convention (College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn)
    • Sept 14-16, 2023: ICTA Annual Convention at Heartland Community College, Normal

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 illinoiscta@gmail.com