History

Aug. 1978 Founded with the name, North American Association of Korean Communication Scholars.
Fall 1978 The first newsletter was published in Korean.
July 1979 Renamed as the Korean American Communication Association.
Aug. 1979 Bylaws of the Korean American Communication Association were created.
Aug. 1980 Held the first Korean-American Joint Conference on Communication in Korea in collaboration with the Korean Society for Journalism and Communication Studies.
July 1982 Held the second Korean-American Joint Conference on Communication in Athens, Ohio in collaboration with the Korean Society for Journalism and Communication Studies. The conference was held as an official program of the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Aug. 1984 Held the third Korean-American Joint Conference on Communication in Korea in collaboration with the Korean Society for Journalism and Communication Studies.
May 1985

 

Held the fourth Korean-American Joint Conference on Communication in Hawaii in collaboration with the Korean Society for Journalism and Communication Studies. The conference was held as an official program of the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
May 1986 Held an official program of the Korean American Communication Association in Chicago, at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
Aug. 1987 Held the fifth Korean-American Joint Conference on Communication in Yangpyong in collaboration with the Korean Society for Journalism and Communication Studies.
May 1995 Held an official program of the Korean American Communication Association in Albuquerque at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
May 1996 Held an official program of the Korean American Communication Association in Chicago, at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
Aug. 1996

 

Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association in Anaheim, California at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in collaboration with the Chinese Communication Association.
Aug. 1996 Became an official affiliate of the Korean Society for Journalism and Communication Studies, and held an official session.
Nov. 1996 Held an official program of the Korean American Communication Association in San Diego at the annual convention of the Speech Communication Association in collaboration with Asian-Pacific Caucus.
Nov. 1996 Became an official affiliate of the National Communication Association (formerly Speech Communication Association), and held an official session.
President Kang submitted a proposal nominating Seoul as the site for the 2002 ICA convention at the annual Business Meeting during 1996 NCA.
May 1997 Held an official program of the Korean American Communication Association in Montreal at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
The ICA Executive Committee announced that Seoul was chosen as the site for 2002 ICA convention at the Annual Business Meeting.
Aug. 1997 Held an official program of the Korean American Communication Association in Chicago at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Nov. 1997 Held an official program of the Korean American Communication Association at the annual convention of the National Communication Association (formerly Speech Communication Association).
July 1998 Held an official program of the Korean American Communication Association in at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
Aug. 1998 Held an official program of the Korean American Communication Association at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Nov. 1998 Held two panel sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in New York at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
May 1999 Held an official program of the Korean American Communication Association in San Francisco at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
May 1999 KACA Bylaws are amended.
Aug. 1999

 

Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association in Baltimore at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in collaboration with the Chinese Communication Association.
Nov. 1999 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
June 2000 Held an official program of the Korean American Communication Association at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
Aug. 2000 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association in Phoenix at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Nov. 2000 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association in Seattle at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
May 2001 Held three panel sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Washington D.C. at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
President Min (Rhode Island) and Dr. Jaewon Lee (Cleveland State) were appointed as members of Planning Committee of 2002 Seoul ICA.
Aug. 2001 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association in Washington D.C. at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Nov. 2001 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association in Atlanta at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
July 2002

 

Held three panel sessions of Korean American Communication Association in Seoul, Korea at the annual convention of the International Communication Association. KACA was recognized as a co-sponsor of the convention in the opening statement and the program.
Aug. 2002 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Nov. 2002 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
May 2003 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association in San Diego at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
Aug. 2003 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Nov. 2003 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
May 2004 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association in New Orleans at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
Aug. 2004 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Nov. 2004 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
May 2005 Held an official program of the Korean American Communication Association in New York at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
Aug. 2005 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association in San Antonio at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Nov. 2005 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association in Boston at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
June 2006 Held an official program of the Korean American Communication Association in Dresden, Germany at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
August 2006 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association in San Francisco at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Nov. 2006 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association in San Antonio at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
May 2007 Held an official program of the Korean American Communication Association in San Francisco at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
August 2007 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association in Washington D.C. at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Nov. 2007 Held a panel session of the Korean American Communication Association in Chicago at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
May 2008 Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Quebec, Canada at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
August 2008 Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Chicago at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communicationn.
Nov. 2008 Held paper/panel sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in San Diego at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
May 2009 Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Chicago at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
August 2009 Dr. Nojin Kwak newly elected as the president of the Korean American Communication Association for a two-year term
August 2009 Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Boston at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Nov. 2009 Held paper/panel sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Chicago at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
May 2010 Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Singapore at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
August 2010 Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Denver at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Nov. 2010 Held paper/panel sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in San Francisco at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
May 2011 Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Boston at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
August 2011 Dr. Sei-Hill Kim elected as the president of the Korean American Communication Association for a two-year term.

Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in St. Louis at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Nov. 2011 Held paper/panel sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in New Orleans at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
May 2012 Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Phoenix at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
August 2012 Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Chicago at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Nov. 2012 Held paper/panel sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Orlando at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
May 2013 Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in London at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
August 2013 Dr. Seok Kang elected as the president of the Korean American Communication Association for a two-year term.

Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in DC at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Nov. 2013 Held paper/panel sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in DC at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
May 2014 Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Seattle at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
August 2014 Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Montreal at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Nov. 2014 Held paper/panel sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Chicago at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
May 2015 Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Puerto Rico  at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
August 2015 Dr. Seung Ahn Nah elected as the president of the Korean American Communication Association for a two-year term.

Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in San Francisco at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Nov. 2015 Held paper/panel sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Las Vegas at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.
May 2016 Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Fukuoka, Japan  at the annual convention of the International Communication Association.
August 2016 Held panel/paper sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Mineapolis at the annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Nov. 2016 Held paper/panel sessions of the Korean American Communication Association in Philadephia at the annual convention of the National Communication Association.

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