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What is ICTA?

ICTA is a professional association for high school and higher education teachers and coaches of communication, speech, debate, theatre, and media.

Mission Statement

The Illinois Communication and Theatre Association cultivates teaching, learning, service, and advocacy by supporting and developing educators through innovative pedagogies and promoting and advancing public discourse knowledge and skills as integral to learning and life-long citizenry. 

Vision Statement

The Illinois Communication and Theatre Association envisions a future in which communication and public discourse is understood as practical and necessary for developing competencies in professional and personal contexts.   



Calendar of Events

Recent Events

    • Aug 29, 2021: ICTA PreConvention Panel (Zoom session)
    • Sept 23-25, 2021: ICTA Annual Convention (Embassy Suites by Hilton, East Peoria)
    • Oct 19, 2021: Follow-up to 2021 Spotlight Panel (Zoom session)
    • Dec 7, 2021: Future of ICTA (Zoom session)
    • Jan 18, 2022: IHSA Update and Q&A (Zoom session)
    • Jan 26, 2022: ICTA BHM Conversation Panel (Zoom session)
    • Feb 23, 2022: ICTA WHM Conversation (Zoom Session)
    • Sept 22 - 24, 2022: ICTA Annual Convention (College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn)

Future Events

    • Sept, 2023: ICTA Annual Convention (Location and Exact Dates TBD)

Illinois Communication and Theatre Association

C/O Edward Schwarz

Prairie State College

202 S. Halsted St.

Chicago Heights, IL 60411 

708-709-3688


Joining us gives permission to share any photos or video taken at conference or shared by other members. We need to advocate for ourselves and our students' futures in Illinois in the areas of communication and theatre. If you wish to not have a photo published on the web, please contact illinoiscta@gmail.com