World Communication Association
Making a World of Difference

List of 2017 WCA Conference awards

The 2017 WCA Conference has passed and it's time to check the awards.


2019 WCA Conference

Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

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Communication Support

Our aim is to maintain peace throughout the world, facilitate intercultural dialogue, ensure and support research, teaching and practice of communication in all forms and circumstances.


Member responsibilities

  • Conduct research
  • Foster intercultural communication skills
  • Promote peace and understanding
  • Improvement of communication worldwide


Journal editing and publications

Our members are actively engaged in scholarly research. They are published in the international comminication journals such as WCA’s Journal of Intercultural Communication Research.



Outstanding Research and Presentation Awards

As you participate in the biennial conventions of WCA, you are able to get various benefits such as Myung-Seok Park Outstanding Scholarships, Pearson and Nelson Competitive Scholarship Award. etc.


Appreciation letter

president of WCA

Seon Gi Baek, Ph.D.
President, World Communication Association
Prof., Dept. of Jour. & Comm. Studies,
College of Social Science,
Sungkyunkwan Univ., Seoul, Korea

Dear the whole of participants of the 2017 WCA conference

As the President of WCA, I am really appreciated of your participations for the 2017 WCA conference, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Aug 2-6, 2017.

It is a great and official report that the 2017 WCA conference is surely one of the most successful WCA conferences ever with your active participations.

Its main theme is ‘World conflict and disasters: communication, culture and resolution’. For five days of the conference, all of you participated actively in various sets of academic sessions. In the keynote speeches, plenary sessions, and various parallel sessions, you actively join in presenting, discussing, conversing, and even debating. You presented very valuable papers, raised crucial questions, suggested very effective resolving ways, proposed unexpected insightful ideas, commented very productive thoughts, etc.

Through your productive participations, the quality of presentation, discussion, conversation and debates in each of sessions was really the highest level that could not be found in any other international communication conferences.

In addition, you also enjoyed in the Culture Day to find out Kyrgyzstan cultures, cousins, horse races, Kyrgyzstan type of polo-games, and horse rides. For various cultural activities, you got fresh airs from Kyrgyzstan mountains and natures, rested for a while in such natures, danced together with Kyrgyzstan music and songs, and played together with Kyrgyzstan traditional archery game.

It was a great memory for you and me, all of us!

I hope that you will remember the 2017 WCA conference as one of the most valuable momentum in your lifetime.

I also appreciate of the Local Committee for the 2017 WCA conference, especially, Dr. Elira Turdubaeva, Mr. Christopher Schwartz, many faculty members and student volunteers of the American University of Central Asia (AUCA). Without your hard works and sacrifices, the 2017 WCA Conference couldn’t turn out be successful one.

All of you will continue to concern on the WCA, participate any activities of WCA, and work together to develop it more.

Again, I really thank you for all of your participations in the 2017 WCA conference, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and I am looking forward to seeing you all at the 2019 WCA conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Most regards,

Seon-Gi Baek, Ph.D.

President of WCA

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