Havana, Nov 20 (ACN) Representatives from Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico and another dozen countries will attend the 10th International Meeting of Information and Communication Researchers and Experts (ICOM 2019).
The event, to run from next December 2-6 in Havana's International Conference Center, has as main topics the social change and the search for innovative agendas in communication for development.
Hilda Saladrigas, dean of the Faculty of Communication of Havana University, said that the meeting will be an opportunity for the consolidation of this professional and academic field in Cuba and Latin America.
Over four days, prestigious academics will offer keynote lectures and workshops on contributions to electronic government, technological mediation in educational processes for development, and information and technology gaps from the political economy of communication and culture.
Among the guests invited are Spanish professor Manuel Castells; Brazilian professor Sueli Mara Soares Pinto and Canadian Luciana Duranti, professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies in the University of British Columbia.
An exhibition will also be organized alongside the theoretical event allowing institutions linked to communication to show their products and services.
ICOM 2019 is sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education of Cuba (MES), the Association of Cuban Journalists (UPEC), the University of Havana and other entities related to Information Technology and Communications.