The dates – 7-14 July 2024 coincide with school holidays in all Australian states and territories, as well as being a quieter week on the calendars of most universities.
ICME15 will be held at the International Convention Centre, Sydney (ICC). This state of the art facility is located in the bustling Darling Harbour precinct of Sydney, close to a range of accommodation options and to restaurants and cafes offering a variety of types of food that range from cheap eats to fine dining.
CoME has a continuing oversight role. Will Morony, former CEO of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers has been appointed Chair of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) which will have responsibility for the smooth running of ICME15.
A firm that specialises in providing support for conference organisers will be appointed by the end of April. Known as a Professional Conference Organiser (PCO), their role will be to look after all the logistical matters that come with a complex conference such as this, manage communication, seek and secure sponsorship, manage the exhibition, help manage the finances etc.
A small delegation from CoME has commenced planning our presence at ICME14 next year. This includes having an information stand and for the Convenor to make a short presentation as part of the Closing Ceremony to invite people to attend ICME15 in Sydney in July 2024. We hope to inform all Australians attending the conference in Shanghai about the exciting prospects for 2024 so they can help spread the word with colleagues they meet there.
In late February there was a short briefing of potentially interested Sydneysiders. It was a good first outing for ICME15. Those present were enthusiastic about the potential of ICME15, and keen to stay informed and, in at least some cases, to offer to take on a role that contributes to the success of ICME15.