Call for Intention to Bid to organize and host ICME-16 in 2028
ICME is the largest international conference on mathematics education. It is held every four years (on a year which is a multiple of four) and it is the meeting point for mathematics educators, curriculum developers, mathematicians, researchers in mathematics education, teachers, teacher educators and resource producers. ICMI is hereby inviting the ICMI community: ICMI state/country representatives, national/regional mathematics education and mathematics organizations and academic institutions to consider the possibility of organizing and hosting the International Congress on Mathematical Education in July/ August 2028.
Please note: Applications by conventions centers, tourist agencies or any other commercial organization will not be considered.
ICMI recognizes that not all states/countries have similar conditions to mount a potentially successful bid. Nevertheless ICMI acknowledges that every bid will have its own advantages and highlights as well as its own weaknesses and difficulties. Therefore all states/countries are encouraged to consider bidding according to the guidelines below. The Executive Committee of ICMI will judiciously weigh the weak and strong points of all bids, taking into special consideration proposals from regions in which ICME has not been held in the past or in the last 25 years, and for which the conference will considerably boost mathematics education.
Although this call is only for an expression of intent to bid, we advise that when considering and preparing its submission to organize and host this conference, ICMI advises the potential candidates to consider the following - which will be required as part of a full bid document due in November 1, 2022):
ICMI warmly recommends potential bidders to approach previous conference chairs (convenors) in order to gain first-hand information about the character and scope of the task. All members of the Executive Committee (EC) of ICMI, and certainly the President and the Secretary General, will be open for consultation towards the preparation of the proposal.
Any bid for an ICME should be presented BY MATHEMATICS EDUCATORS/ MATHEMATICIANS in agreement with the Mathematics Education Associations of the hosting country and endorsed by both the Mathematical Association/ Organizations and the country representative to ICMI.
For the past ICME local organziers and hosts, please go here:
ICME-13 held 2016 in Hamburg, Germany
ICME-14 held in 2021 in Shanghai, China
Further detailed information can be found in the "Agreement between the Host Member and ICMI regarding the hosting an ICME congress".
Please also check out this page for more information.
Please send (if possible) the preliminary declaration of intention of presenting a (final) bid to act as host for ICME-16 (in 2028) (acknowledging each of the above points) by December 1, 2021, to:
Secretary-General of ICMI
It is possible that a firm (final bid) is presented to ICMI by November 1, 2022 without having presented a preliminary intention in 2021.
In case of any questions, please contact the ICMI Secretary General.
Secretary-General of ICMI