Professors from USA, UK, China, Pakistan and Bangladesh unite for the inauguration of ICAN 6- World’s First 7-Day Staggered Colocation Conference

ICAN 6 Colocation Conference

Noida: ICAN 6- World’s First 7-Day Staggered Colocation Conference was inaugurated by professors from various countries on June 19 at Nelson Mandela Auditorium of Delhi Metropolitan Education (DME), Noida.

This annual international conference is organised by DME in collaboration with Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Esteemed professors from the United States, China, Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, UK, Baharain and India united in collaboration to deliberate on the thought-provoking theme Of Identity, Culture and Agenda-driven Newscast with #culturalidentity4diversity.

The sessions on the first three days are scheduled in DME, while other sessions are being held in Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad on June 22, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal on July 21 and Daffodil International University, Dhaka on August 5-6.

ICAN 6 Colocation Conference

Mr. Aman Sahni, Vice Chairman, Justice Bhanwar Singh, Director General, Dr Ravi Kant Swami, Director, DME and Dr Susmita Bala, Chief Associate Convener, ICAN 6 and Head, DME Media School were present on the occasion and brought forward illuminating perspective of ICAN 6.

ICAN6 is revolutionizing the way conferences are organized, providing a unique experience for participants across multiple locations. With a staggering duration of seven days, this conference promises to bring together experts, scholars, and enthusiasts from around the globe to exchange knowledge, ideas, and insights in the field of media studies.

Dr Ambrish Saxena, Convenor, ICAN 6 and Dean, DME Media School, expressed his joy at the growth of the conference, highlighting that 24 books based on ICAN have been published till date.

The chief guest, Prof K G Suresh, Vice Chancellor, Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication stressed on traditional Indian concept of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam that refers to embracing the global family through unity and diversity.

ICAN 6 Colocation Conference

Dr Vikrant Kishore, Associate Professor, School of International Communications, University of Nottingham China Campus expressed his happiness at attending the conference. He encouraged attendees to believe in achieving their goals.

Prof. (Dr) Jyotika Ramaprasad, Professor, Journalism and Media Management, School of Communication, University of Miami, United States delivered the presidential address. She stated that, “Journalism is expanding its boundaries and evolving in its representation.” She further expressed her attachment to India and its culture, acknowledging that this country has provided her with abundant opportunities and invaluable experiences.

Keynote speaker Mr Ashok Ogra, Advisor (Mass Communication), Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi highlighted the importance of fraternity and emphasized the significance of fostering a sense of brotherhood and solidarity among individuals and communities.

Dr Maithili Ganjoo, Professor and Dean, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, FMeH, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, emphasized the significance of the conference in providing an apt platform for students and media professionals to learn from scholars.

Dr Jolly Jose, Assistant Director, Amity School of Communication, Amity University highlighted that the theme of the conference is groundbreaking and thought-provoking. “It offers innovative perspectives that challenge conventional thinking and ignite profound contemplation.”

ICAN 6 Colocation Conference

Video messages from Prof. Ujjwal K Chowdhury, Strategic Consultant, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Prof. (Dr) Jatin Srivastava, Director, Institute for International Journalism, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, United States, Dr Sean Redmond, Professor, School of Communications and Creative Arts, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, Dr Victoria Duckett, Associate Professor, School of Communications and Creative Arts, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, Prof. (Dr) Jaishri Jethwaney, Senior Adviser – Communications (ITSU), MoH & FW, Vice President, NAPSIPAG Centre for Disaster Research (NDRG), India, Prof. (Dr) Ankuran Dutta, Director (First Secretary), Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (Formerly Indian Cultural Centre), High Commission of India, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Dr Wajiha Raza Rizvi, Associate Professor, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan, Prof. Aftab Hossain, Department of Journalism, Media and Communication, Daffodil International University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dr Eylem Atakav, Professor of Film, Gender & Public Engagement, School of Art, Media and American Studies, University of East Angila, UK and Dr Manish Verma, Vice President/ Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University College of Bahrain were also played on the occasions.

The inaugural session concluded with captivating cultural performances, including ganesh vandana, rajasthani folk Dance, western dance, and Bengali dance, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of India.

Dr Manmeet Kaur and Dr. Manasvi Maheshwari, Associate Professors, DME Media School took charge as the anchors of the inaugural ceremony. Dr. Pramod Kumar Pandey delivered the vote of thanks, expressing gratitude to the guests, organisers, and the attentive audience.