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Past Conferences


  • The First Africa Regional Congress of ICMI on Mathematical Education (AFRICME-1) was hosted by Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg, South Africa, in June 2005. The Proceedings were published by Witwatersrand University (contact Jill Adler).
  • AFRICME-2 took place at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, on May 23-26, 2007.
  • AFRICME-3 was hosted by the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana on May 18-21, 2010. The theme of this conference was “Mathematics as a Leading edge in the Education for All (EfA) Framework's. See 2nd call for papers.
  • AFRICME-4 (the Fourth Africa Regional Congress of ICMI on Mathematical Education) was held in Lesotho in 2013. The Congress was hosted by the Lesotho College of Education - Faculty of Science on the 11 - 14 June 2013. Contact: Nkosinathi Mpalami at: nkosinathi.mpalami2[at] Find the conference announcement and all necessary information here.

CIAEM (Conferencia interamericana de educacion mathematica)
A history of past Inter-American Conferences on Mathematical Education (CIAEM-1 to CIAEM-12) can be found at on the webpages of the Inter-American Committee.

The most recent conference CIAEM-14 (XIV Inter-American Conference on Mathematics Education) was held in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico, May 3-7 2015. All the information can be found here: The Conference languages were Spanish, Portugues and English. Further information: Ángel Ruiz, Presidente, Comité Interamericano de Educación Matemática, CIAEM,

Four East Asia Regional Conferences in Mathematics Education have been held up to now:

  • EARCOME-1 was hosted by Korea National University of Education in August, 1998 in Chungbuk, Republic of Korea.  
  • EARCOME-2 was hosted in Singapore by the National Institute of Education, Nanyang University, in June, 2003.
  • EARCOME-3 was hosted by East China Normal University in 2005 in Shanghai, China. 
  • EARCOME-4 was hosted by Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2007 in Penang, Malaysia.
  • The Fifth East Asia Regional Conference in Mathematics Education (EARCOME-5) was held at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo, Japan, on August 18-22, 2010.
  • The Sixth East Asia Regional Conference in Mathematics Education “Innovations and Exemplary Practices in mathematics education” (EARCOME-6) was held at the Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus, Phuket, Thailand on March 17-22, 2013.
  • The 7th EARCOME conference "In Pursuit Of Quality Mathematics Education For All" was held in the Philippines from May 11-15th, 2015.For more information please go here: The conference language was English.
  • The 8th EARCOME conference will be held in May 2018 in Taipei.


  • The first conference in the series, EM 2000, was held in Grenoble, France, and organized by the French Commission for the Teaching of Mathematics (CFEM) in honor of the International Year of Mathematics.
  • The second conference, EMF 2003, was held in Tozeur, Tunisia. It was organized by the Tunisian Commission for the Teaching of Mathematics (CTEM) and the Tunisian Association of Mathematical Sciences (ASTM) with the aid of CFEM.
  • The third conference, EMF 2006, was hosted by the Université de Sherbrooke in the Eastern Townships (l'Estrie), situated east of Montréal, Canada. The theme of the conference was L'enseignement des mathématiques face aux défis de l'école et des communautés. Details can be found on the website of the congress.
  • The fourth EMF conference, EMF 2009, was hosted by the University Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal, on April 6-10, 2009. The theme of the conference was Enseignement des mathématiques et développement: enjeux de société et de formation. Details can be found on the website of the congress.
  • The fifth EMF conference, EMF 2012, was hosted by the University of Geneva, Switzerland on February 3-7, 2012. The theme of the conference was Enseignement des mathématiques et contrat social: enjeux et défis pour le 21e siècle. Details can be found on the website of the conference.
  • The sixth EMF conference (EMF- 2015) was held in Algiers (Algeria) from October 10th, to October, 14th, 2015. The theme was “Cultural pluralities and universality of mathematics: Issues and Challenges for their teaching and learning”. The second announcement, including the call for papers, of the “Espace Mathématique Francophone 2015” scientific conference was available online at the conference website at the following address: