Skip navigation

ICFA 40 “Politics and Conflict”

When: March 13–16, 2019

Where: Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel, Orlando, Florida, USA

Guest Scholar: Mark Bould (University of the West of England)

Guest Author: G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel, Alif the Unseen)


Thanks for registering for ICFA 40! Are you somehow unable to make it? Please let me know so I can inform any relevant people and ensure your attendance is canceled in the computer system. We don’t give refunds this late but rather will credit you; you must use the credit within 2 years.


ICFA 40 is available to registered attendees via the Sched app! Although we have hard-copy schedules in both long and short forms for your use, the app will be continuously updated and therefore will be the most correct.

You can access Sched in both a web browser and through the app. You will need a password for either one. Please see the email account linked to your IAFA membership for the password.

In a web browser…

You will now be able to see a schedule of sessions, which you can filter.
From Schedule, you have several other options. Click around and have fun!

In the Sched app…

Download the app to your phone.
At the search prompt, type “icfa” and you should see the ICFA40 conference, which you must select.
The app view of sessions is like the pocket program. It is not as detailed as the web browser view.
If you have created an account, you can add and remove sessions from your personal schedule through the app. We encourage you to add a headshot to your profile.


View ICFA’s Accessibility Policy:

Please note that the hotel’s airport shuttle is not handicapped accessible.

We sent out a survey regarding the future of the conference, particularly in regard to cost and travel-related challenges. We want to hear your voice. Please plan to attend an important business meeting to discuss this topic on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 6p in Captiva.

Highly collectible merch featuring this year’s artwork will be available for purchase at the Registration desk. Meal tickets will be available for purchase until sold out ($48 for the luncheons and $65 for the banquet). Outstanding membership and registration fees must be paid before you can get your packet. The Reg desk accepts cash, checks, and credit cards (but cannot take AmEx on site).

This year’s hashtag is #ICFA40.


Your stylish IAFA badge holder. (If you don’t yet have one, they are available for purchase on site for $5.) Pro tip: put it in your luggage and leave it there at all times.
Your computer dongle if you are using AV.
Your call for papers, graduate program description, or other handout you wish to target to this specialized audience. A table is set aside for these handouts. Pro tip: People have stopped taking handouts in favor of photographing them on their phones. Design accordingly!

IAFA Listserv:
IAFA on Facebook:
IAFA on Twitter:
Student Caucus (SCIAFA) on Facebook:

I’m on site already, so if you get here early, ping me if you like, although warning! you may be pressed into service. See you soon!

Karen Hellekson, IAFA Registrar (iafareg AT