Chulalongkorn U to host Asia’s Premier Communication Conference

Chulalongkorn University will host the 27th Annual Conference of the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) on June 17-19 in Bangkok, Thailand. The conference theme is Communication, Technology, and New Humanism.

AMIC is an international non-government organization (NGO) mandated to spearhead communication media development in the Asia Pacific region. Established in 1971 in Singapore, AMIC promotes a free and socially responsible communication media sector in Asia Pacific. It is now based in Manila, Philippines.

AMIC’s annual conference is regarded as the premier event on Asian communication media and attracts eminent international speakers and participants from the communication media industry as well from the academe. Some 300 participants attend this annual event every year. It is held in rotation in countries across the Asia‐Pacific region.

Among the topics for discussion during the different plenary and parallel sessions are Communication, Technology, and New Humanism; Communication, Human Rights, and Democracy; Asian Communication Theories and Research Agenda; Understanding Post-humanism: Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, & Dataism; Gender and Media; Mindful Communication; Cyber wellness and Media & Information Literacy; Social Media and Social Good; Communication in a Post-truth Era; Risk, Disaster, and Humanitarian Communication; and Health and Wellness Communication.

Among the leading communication scholars and practitioners who have confirmed their participation in the conference are Dr. Eddie Kuo (SIM University, Singapore), Prof. Tapio Varis (University of Tampere, Finland), Dr. Wimal Dissanayake (University of Hawaii), Dr. Ronny Adhikarya (ex-Manager, The World Bank), Dr. Jack Lunchuan Qiu (University of Hongkong, China), Dr. Pirongrong Ramasoota (Chulalongkorn University), Dr. Ang Peng Hwa (National Technological University, Singapore), Dr. John Lent (Temple University, USA), Dr. Martin Hadlow (University of Queensland), Dr. Parichart Sthapitanonda (Chulalongkorn University), Dr. Crispin C. Maslog (AMIC), Dr. Binod Agrawal (Media Research Centre, India), and Mr. Arun Mahizhnan (National University of Singapore).

During the conference, the winner of the 2019 AMIC Asia Communication Award will be announced. Started in 2006, the Award recognizes outstanding achievements in four areas of communication media: Truth in Journalism Award, Transformative Leadership Award, Teaching Hero Award, and Disruptive Inquiry (Communication Research). Since its inception, the award has been conferred on 19 communication scholars, educators and practitioners from all over the world.

Communication professionals interested to attend this conference may email [email protected] for more details.