Miriam College will host the 25th Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) Annual Conference on September 27-29, 2017. This was made official through the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement between MC and AMIC representatives last February 8 in Miriam College. The conference theme is “Rethinking Communication in a Resurgent Asia.”
The lead unit host is the Department of Communication, recognized as one of the country’s Centers of Development in Communication by the Commission on Higher Education in 2016.
“Time and again, our partnership with AMIC has provided our students and faculty the opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with communication research experts and peers in Asia and beyond,” said Miriam College President Dr. Rosario O. Lapus. “It is an honor for Miriam College to host this year’s international conference and provide the venue for more innovative learning and collaboration.”
Miriam College is a long-standing partner of AMIC. Large delegations of its faculty members and students represented the school as participants and paper presenters at previous conferences.
Dr. Ma. Margarita A. Acosta, MC Department of Communication chairperson, is both a member of the AMIC Board of Management (BoM) and one of the Centre’s country representatives. Immediate past MC Department of Communication chairperson, Prof. Lynda C. Garcia, also served as country representative.
Joining the Miriam College administrators during the MOA signing were AMIC representatives namely: Dr. Olivia Villafuerte, member, Board of Management; Prof. Ramon Tuazon, Secretary General; Dr. Crispin Maslog, Board of Directors chair; Prof. Jose Carlos, Board of Management Chair; and Edith Mendoza, COO of Huper Events and Productions Specialist International Corp.