Communication and the Future Division

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The Communication and the Future Division is dedicated to exploring any aspect of communication and the future, particularly the influence of continuing developments in networking and social technologies. Topics explore novel methodologies, new theoretical perspectives, and the intersection of communication and technology, as well as applications within technologies and related consequences. In addition, the division entertains studies focused on emergent communication networks, communication and its role in strategic social change, pedagogy, and ethics. The division is committed to excellence in research on both practical and theoretical issues and offers a lively forum for discussion.

2023 Interest Group Leadership

  • Chair: Adam M. Rainear, West Chester University
  • Vice Chair: Kelly Merrill Jr., Liberty University
  • Vice Chair-Elect: Meredith Kiljan, Liberty University
  • Immediate Past Chair: Jessica Zurcher, Brigham Young University
  • Secretary: Dallin Adams, University of Utah
  • Student Representative: Allyson Gross, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Social Media Chair: Sai Datta Mikkilineni, University of Alabama

2023 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Adam M. Rainear, West Chester University
    • Kelly Merrill Jr., University of Cincinnati
  • NCA Nominating Committee
    • Jessica Zurcher, Brigham Young University

CFD Membership (2013-2023)

*Official count taken each January. 

109th Annual Convention -- National Harbor, MD -- November 16 - 19, 2023.


Convention Resources


Award Calls


Business Meeting Minutes


Interest Group Election