Canadian Communication Association

Association #105
Canadian Communication Association (CCA)
Conference dates: 
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 to Friday, June 4, 2021
To attend this conference, register for Congress and add CCA #105 in Section 3 of the registration form.
Registration is required for all conference attendees, including speakers, presenters, panelists, organizers and those chairing or attending a session.

On the virtual event platform, Canadian Communication Association's greeting table is located in Hall B. Please note, you must be registered for an association’s conference to access their greeting table. 


We are very pleased to announce our Call for papers for the next annual conference of the Canadian Communication Association, which will be held from June 1-4, 2021 as part of the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences (CFHSS) 2021 Congress. This year’s theme is “Northern Relations." Congress 2021 is organized this year in partnership with the University of Alberta in Edmonton. 

We call for papers that explore and extend this theme and/or contribute to the range and depth of communications, media-culture, and digital technology scholarship in Canada, and internationally. Please note that we also welcome papers and panels addressing last year’s theme, “Bridging Divides: Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism,” following the cancellation of our 2020 conference due to the pandemic. 

Open events: 
Date & time Event Hosted by Series
13:00 - 14:15
[Roundtable] Digital NWT I: Journey of a Community-Oriented Connectivity and Digital Literacy Project. Perspectives from Graduate Researchers Canadian Communication Association Association events, Indigenous programming, Northern Relations
14:45 - 16:00
[Roundtable] Digital NWT 2: #NWTDigitalDivide Film Fest and Discussion with NWT Digital Innovators Canadian Communication Association Association events, Indigenous programming, Northern Relations
15:00 - 16:30
How To Make Your Technology Anti-Racist, ACC/CCA Keynote Address by Charlton McIlwain Canadian Communication Association Association events, Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism
Audience Studies and Media Ethnographies; Black Communications and Media Studies; Communications, Community and Creativity; Communication Ethics; Communication and Media Theory; Cultural, ICT and Media Industries; Development Communication; Empire, Colonialism and Communications; Environmental and Energy Communication ; Food Communication Games Studies; Global Media and International Communication; Health Communication; ICTs, Big Data and Society; Intercultural and international communication; Journalism and News; LGBTQ communications and media ; Materialities and infrastructural studies; Media Activism and Social Movements; Media Ecology; Media Arts; Media & Comm History; Media, Cultural and ICT Policy, Law, Regulation and Governance; New and Emerging Media Technologies; Organizational Communications; Political Communications and Techno-politics; Political Economy of communications; Popular Culture; Professional Communications; Public Relations and Advertising; Race, Ethnicity and Media; Representation, Identity and Culture; Rhetoric; Sexuality, Gender and Media Social Media and Society; Telecommunications; Visual Communication; Work, Labour and Class in Communication; Youth, Children and Media-Culture
Call-for-papers deadline: 
December 15, 2020
Program Chairs: 

Ghislain Thibault, Université de Montréal

Local Arrangement Coordinators: 

Gordon Gow, University of Alberta


For more information, contact the association directly. Please note that conference registration fees are separate from the association's membership fees.