Old School Communication

How staff at ACA International’s annual Convention & Expo stayed connected before the widespread use of cellphones.

9/4/2019 7:45 AM

NewsCollector Magazine
Old School Communication

ACA International staff headed to Orlando for the 48th annual Convention & Expo with walkie-talkies in hand to communicate during the event in 1987. Today, a simple text message to a coworker at convention headquarters would suffice, but the 1980s meant carrying a walkie-talkie, probably extra batteries and making sure everyone was in range to communicate.

Read more on the history of ACA’s annual Convention & Expo, bringing members together over the last 80 years, in the July issue of Collector magazine.

Pictured above: ACA staff communicated by walkie-talkie at the 1987 Orlando convention.

Subscriptions to the Collector magazine digital edition and email notifications for each new issue are available for ACA International members by logging in to ACA International’s website here. Members and nonmembers can also purchase a print subscription. Nonmembers can create a guest profile on ACA’s website to subscribe to available publications.


Follow ACA International on Twitter @ACAIntl and @acacollector, Facebook and request to join our LinkedIn group for news and event updates. ACA International members are welcome to submit news items for possible publication to comm@acainternational.org. Visit our publications page for news submission guidelines and subscriptions to ACA Daily, Collector magazine and Pulse.

Advertising is available for companies wishing to promote their products or services. Be sure to visit the ACA Events Calendar on the Education and Training page to view our listing of upcoming CORE Curriculum and Hot Topic seminars featuring critical educational opportunities for your company.


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Old School Communication

ACA International staff headed to Orlando for the 48th annual Convention & Expo with walkie-talkies in hand to communicate during the event in 1987. Today, a simple text message to a coworker at convention headquarters would suffice, but the 1980s meant carrying a walkie-talkie, probably extra batteries and making sure everyone was in range to communicate.

Read more on the history of ACA’s annual Convention & Expo, bringing members together over the last 80 years, in the July issue of Collector magazine.

Pictured above: ACA staff communicated by walkie-talkie at the 1987 Orlando convention.

Subscriptions to the Collector magazine digital edition and email notifications for each new issue are available for ACA International members by logging in to ACA International’s website here. Members and nonmembers can also purchase a print subscription. Nonmembers can create a guest profile on ACA’s website to subscribe to available publications.


Follow ACA International on Twitter @ACAIntl and @acacollector, Facebook and request to join our LinkedIn group for news and event updates. ACA International members are welcome to submit news items for possible publication to comm@acainternational.org. Visit our publications page for news submission guidelines and subscriptions to ACA Daily, Collector magazine and Pulse.

Advertising is available for companies wishing to promote their products or services. Be sure to visit the ACA Events Calendar on the Education and Training page to view our listing of upcoming CORE Curriculum and Hot Topic seminars featuring critical educational opportunities for your company.


Subscribe to ACA Daily NEWSROOM

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