World Communication Association
Making a World of Difference


Some Information about Conferences

WCA meets once every two years in some of the most delightful places in the world. Since 1985, conferences have been held in the following locations:

  • 1985 Manila, Philippines
  • 1987 Norwich, England
  • 1989 Singapore
  • 1991 Jyvaskyla, Finland
  • 1993 Pretoria, South Africa
  • 1995 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 1997 San Jose, Costa Rica
  • 1999 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 2001 Santander, Spain
  • 2003 Hainge, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2005 Sapporo, Japan
  • 2007 Brisbane, Australia
  • 2009 Maynooth, Dublin, Ireland
  • 2011 Lima, Peru
  • 2013 Seoul, Korea
  • 2015 Lisbon, Portugal: July 30-August 3

Accommodation and finances

WCA  selects  and recommends  local hotels in 3 to 4  categories, based on international  hotel ratings,  including:

  • 4-star hotels
  • 3-star hotels
  • Medium-priced hotels
  • Basic standard fare hotels


Standard international hotel room types are  available, corresponding to the following categories:


  • Single rooms
  • Double rooms
  • Suite/Executive level rooms


Cancellation policies reside with  specific local hotels.

Conferences structure

Activities at each international conference site include the following things:

  • Engaging keynote speeches by renowned scholars
  • Lively and insightful scholarly presentations
  • Exciting award-winning papers
  • Outstanding professionals, who discuss important global topics at the ISSUES FORUM, a signature activity of the WCA
  • Cultural productions by local singers, dancers, and speakers
  • Support of graduate students through mentoring programs
  • A one-day cultural tour of the host city
  • Sessions and interactions with local citizens that promote peace and international harmony worldwide
  • A banquet featuring the finest representative local cuisine
  • Opportunities for participants to “Make a Difference” in the world

How to Register

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  • 2013 WCA Conference in Seoul

    2013 Seoul Conference. 30th Anniversary Celebration August 8-12, 2013. A Post-Conference Study Tour followed from August 13-16. The Seoul Conference celebrated the 30th anniversary of the founding of the WCA.  With the theme “Intercultural Communication in the Global World,” it was held at Sungkyunkwan University, priding itself as the oldest university in...

  • 2015 WCA Conference in Lisbon

    Upcoming 2015 Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, July 30-August 3. Theme: Connecting Global Matters: Culture, Education and Geopolitics. Please see the Call for Papers, Abstracts and Panels The deadline for call to papers is 30th of December. Please check the documents regarding the conference below. Just click on the button and...


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