Dec 13

Venue, Early Registration Fee and Special Hotel Rates Set for 2018 Media Conference

Singapore Management University School of Law

We’re pleased to announce that the East-West Center’s 6th International Media Conference on the theme of “What Is News Now?” will be held June 24-27, 2018 at the new Singapore Management University School of Law located in the heart of the city’s business and culture district, close to museums, historic buildings, shopping and the famous Gardens by the Bay.

Online registration will open in January for an early registration fee of just US $325, which will include an opening reception, three lunches, one keynote dinner, coffee and tea breaks, choice of an afternoon city tour from diverse topics, and all conference materials.

Deadline to take advantage of early registration fee: April 1, 2018

We have also reserved a limited number of hotel rooms at special conference rates starting at US $74 inclusive of taxes, fees and 24-hour Wifi. See our Hotels page for information and links to book at the conference rates. Additional hotel information will continue to be updated. Continue reading

Nov 21

East-West Center to Hold 2018 International Media Conference in Singapore

Theme of the June 24-27 event is “What Is News Now?” amid changing social and media landscapes in Asia Pacific

Singapore skyline

Singapore skyline

The intersection of media, technology and social change has brought profound disruption to the business of news and storytelling. This East-West Center conference will bring hundreds of media professionals together to look at new-era trends and transformations in media and the news itself.

The conference will include speakers on transformative issues shaping today’s world, particularly in the Asia Pacific region — artificial intelligence, digitalization, China’s rise, populism and identity politics, future of trade, smarter cities, and emerging issues that may not have yet made the news.

  • What kinds of creative reporting and business models are emerging in the region to tell and deliver stories?
  • What is the level of trust between the public and media in Asia Pacific? How is misinformation being tackled?
  • What should be regulated on social media platforms in the region, and how?

2016 media conference in New Delhi

Our 2016 conference in New Delhi drew 400 participants from 42 countries, and we expect a similar turnout at our 6th International Media Conference in Singapore. Recognized for their exceptional keynote speakers and in-depth panels of journalists and experts, our conferences also offer media training workshops and unique opportunities to network with international journalists and other professionals. Attendees can also propose and participate in panels and presentations.

Why Singapore: As the crossroads of Asia, Singapore is one of the most “smart” and connected tech hub cities in the world. The final conference day will look at what has transformed Singapore, and participants will be able to choose from a diverse selection of city tours.

Online registration will open soon! Mark the dates: June 24-27, 2018!

For more information, contact MediaConference@EastWestCenter.org or +1 808-944-7332.


The East-West Center, based in Honolulu, Hawaii, promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research, and dialogue. Since 1967, East-West Center media programs have provided more than 3,000 American and Asia Pacific journalists with opportunities to expand and enhance their reporting on the region. The EWC’s Asia Pacific Center for Journalists is a premier resource for media on Asia and the Pacific, offering travel and dialogue programs for journalists, news and analysis, access to the East-West Center’s specialists, and a network of 65,000 alumni around the world.