ANZCA membership: Global appeal and great value

Welcome to the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association's website. You will find information about the Association, as well as its history, conference information and published conference papers. I hope also this website illustrates the important benefits of being an ANZCA member if you are a communication scholar or professional.

Diana-captionANZCA is the peak professional association for communication researchers, teachers, and practitioners in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, as well as having important global affiliations to counterparts in Asia, Europe and North America. ANZCA is affiliated with the International Communication Association (ICA) and the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). ANZCA is a foundation member of the Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences in Australia (CHASS) and a constituent member of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

ANZCA members benefit by enjoying discounted conference registration fees, and receive complimentary subscription to the journal Media International Australia as well as our new journal, Communication Research and Practice, published by Routlege. ANZCA also supports postgraduates and early-career emerging scholars by offering a heavily discounted membership fee for postgraduates, discounted conference registration and bursaries to attend annual ANZCA conferences. In addition, the annual conference offers competitive research awards including The Grant Noble Prize for best paper by a postgraduate student; The Christopher Newell Prize for best paper focussing on disability/equity/social justice and communication and The Anne Dunn Scholar of the Year Award for work in journalism and media studies.

ANZCA encompasses a broad church of disciplines and our annual conference attracts scholars and professionals from media and cultural studies, public relations, advertising, journalism, Internet and digital media studies, organisational communication, creative, visual and performing arts, and many more. This is because ANZCA prides itself on being a professional association that works to foster diverse and productive networks. I joined the Association in 2007 as a postgraduate and my experience as a member certainly reflects ANZCA’s reputation as one of the friendliest and most inclusive professional associations in the world. As President, I hope to continue this tradition with the introduction of the new ANZCA journal as an opportunity for members to have their voices heard in the academic community, as well as focussing on increasing opportunities for members to participate in ANZCA-sponsored events.

If you are not yet a member or considering renewing your membership, I urge you to join this vibrant association of scholars and professionals, to participate in the annual conference, and to enjoy the benefits of membership and the opportunities to create life-long networks of colleagues and friends.
Dr Diana Bossio, President ANZCA (2014–15)