University of Memphis Chosen for ICEM’s First U.S. Conference in More Than a Decade

July 12, 2018 - The University of Memphis’ FedEx Institute of Technology has been selected as the 2019 conference host site from Sept. 18-21 by the International Council for Educational Media (ICEM). It marks ICEM’s first conference in the United States in more than a decade.

The ICEM conference represents the cutting edge in educational media and technology and attracts worldwide talent to its annual conferences. The ICEM program includes opportunities for all educators to come together, discuss their profession and see the latest innovations in the critical discipline of education technology. 

Emerging technologies are changing the landscape of educational media. From the introduction of virtual reality and augmented reality to the transformative capacity of big data analytics, the way we are thinking about educational media is changing rapidly. For the 2019 ICEM, attendees will explore the next phase of educational media through a program emphasizing the cutting edge of what is possible.

The theme, “Emerging Innovations in Educational Media,” will focus on the new possibilities in hardware integrations, the forefront of sensor-based interactive classrooms and the rapidly increasing opportunities for scaled interactive training throughout the world.

The University of Memphis has made significant strides during the last five years to reshape the conversation about technology and higher education.

“It is important for our University to take a leading role in building a brighter future for students at all levels of education,” said Dr. Jasbir Dhaliwal, executive vice president for research and innovation for the UofM. “We are excited to host dynamic conferences such as ICEM to create opportunities for educators and innovators at all levels to exchange ideas and make improvements that benefit the next generation of leaders.”

Dr. Hannah Gerber, president of the International Council for Educational Media, said, “The ICEM is excited to bring our conference back to the United States for the first time in over 10 years. This innovative conference brings leading educators from around the world together to see what is possible in educational media and technology. We look forward to holding this conference in Memphis and showcasing this dynamic city to the rest of the world.”

The conference will be chaired by Dr. Trey Martindale, chair of Mississippi State University’s Department of Education, and Apple Distinguished Educator Dr. Otto Benavides.


Chuck Gallina | 901.678.1756 l cgallina@memphis.edu