Intl conference for media in education kicks off in Shenzhen

The International Conference for Media in Education (ICoME) kicked off in Shenzhen, South China’s Guangdong province on July 23.

Themed around “artificial intelligence (AI) and education,” ICoME will discuss the latest development trends of AI in the world, AI education issues, as well as the integration of education and AI. In adding to providing an international exchange platform, the conference is expected to promote the cooperation of domestic and foreign AI technology companies in the field of education.

More than 300 experts and scholars from universities, international organizations, as well as scientific and technological enterprises from home and abroad were invited to the conference. Notable attendees include Badarch Dendev, chairman of the Mongolian University of Science and Technology Governing Board, Byun Hoseung, president of the Korean Association for Educational Information and Media (KAEIM), Ding Xin, vice president and secretary general of the China Association of Educational Technology, as well as Bradd Feng, director of the Global Training and Certification Department of Huawei Enterprise BG.

A number of keynote speeches, parallel forums, and scholar seminars will take place during the conference. Scientific and technological exhibitions will also be held by enterprises participating in the conference.

In addition, an Asian-African forum has been specially arranged to probe into how AI can be used to increase lifelong learning opportunities in developing countries.

Jointly organized by the Southern University of Science and Technology and the UNESCO International Center for Higher Education Innovation, the conference will last until July 25.

ICoME was initiated by KAEIM and the JAEMS (Japan Association for Educational Media Studies) in Japan in 2002. To date, it has been held three times in China. The other two times took place in Beijing in 2012 and in Shanghai in 2015.