Timeline

2016 - CAER elects Elina Erzikova of Central Michigan University as President.

2015 - ECANA introduces its new logo. ECANA sponsors the International Conference "Communication as a Discipline and as a Field: Sharing Experiences to Construct a Dialogue" at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, in July 2015. In October 2015, ECANA becomes CAER - the Communication Association of European Reseachers - to reflect a broader association mission. Maureen Minielli, CUNY, will continue as president for one year. At NCA, Deb Uecker of Wisconsin Lutheran College was presented with the ECANA Service Award for her ten years of service as ECANA's secretary. ECANA also presents its Top Paper Awards. Sarah Vartabedian of West Texas A&M University received the Best Faculty Paper Award for her work "The Material Remains of Communism: Ironic Momentos and Hungarian Nationalism," and Marta Lukakovic of Wayne State University received the Best Graduate Student Paper Award for her work "Reconsidering the Spiral of Silence: Slovak's User-Generated Comments about the Ukranian Crisis."

2014 – ECANA launches its new website. Maureen Minielli, CUNY, is elected ECANA's third president. The 7th International RCA Conference is held at Pushkin Leningrad State University in St. Petersburg, RU. The conference theme is “Communication Strategies in Human Development.” ECANA also presented its Top Paper Awards. Elina Erzikova of Central Michigan University was presented with the Top Faculty Paper Award for her work "Financial Sustainability in Provincial Media in Russia," and Valentine Kovtun of Fresno State University received the Top Graduate Student Paper Award for his work "A Fight for Freedom: Theoretical and Practical Strategies for Aiding Protest in Ukraine."

2013 – Sergei Samoilenko of George Mason University is elected as ECANA’s second president. NCA awards ECANA Top Paper Awards. Katerina Tsetsura of the University of Oklahoma received the Best Faculty Paper Award for her work “Connections Worth Pursuing: How Media-related NGOs Communicate with Western Donors,” and Thomas McCloskey of the University of Maryland received the Best Graduate Student Paper Award for his work “Putin’s Magnitsky Response: Turning Tu Quoque into Nationalism.”

2012 – The 6th International RCA Conference is held at the Siberian Federal University in Krasnoyarsk, RU. The conference theme is “Communication in a Changing Society.”

2011 – The North American Russian Communication Association (NARCA) changes its name to the Eurasian Communication Association of North America (ECANA). Michael David Hazen of Wake Forest University is elected as ECANA’s first president.

2010 – The 5th International RCA Conference is held at Tver State University in Tver. RU. The conference theme is “Communication Spaces: Ranges, Limits, Resources.”

2008- The 4th International RCA Conference is held at the Russian Cooperative University in Moscow, RU. The conference theme is “At the Crossroads of the Disciplines; The RCA Service Award presented to Maureen Minielli, CUNY, at NCA.

2006- The 3rd International RCA Conference is held at the State Educational Center, Rosatom, in St. Petersburg, RU. The conference theme is “Communication and (Re)Making Social Worlds.” Olga Matyash steps down as RCA President to pursue other academic and scholarly interests. Irina Rozina becomes RCA President.

2005 – The North American Russian Communication Association (NARCA) is formed. It is incorporated as a legal non-profit in the State of Florida. David Cratis Williams of Florida Atlantic University becomes its first Executive Director. NARCA establishes associative relationships with NCA and ICA.

2004 – The 2nd International RCA Conference is held at the Institute of Management, Business and Law in Rostov-on-Don, RU. The conference theme is “Communication: Theoretical Approaches and Practical Applications.” At the NCA Convention in Chicago, members of NCA supporting the RCA decide to formalize their group and incorporate it in the United States; The NARCA Top Paper is awarded to Sandra K. Halvorson, Florida State University, Panama City, Oxsana Issers, Omsk State University, Russia, and Delay L. Miller, Florida State University for their work “A Cross Cultural Study of American and Russian Properties in Communication.” The NARCA Top Debut Paper is awarded to Nanda Dimitrov, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities for her paper “Being Russian, Becoming American: Moving Forward and Not Looking Back.”

2002 – The 1st International RCA Conference is held at Pyatigorsk State University in Pyatigorsk, RU. The conference theme is “Communication Across Differences.” RCA holds its first official U.S. meeting at NCA.

2000 – Olga Matyash founds the Russian Communication Association (RCA) in January in the city of Novokuznetsk, Siberia. RCA begins an interest group at the National Communication Association (NCA).