About ICME-15

ICME-15: Come and be counted

The International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME) is the largest international conference on mathematics education and is a global meeting point for all mathematics educators – mathematicians, researchers, teachers at all levels, teacher educators, administrators, and resource producers. Organised under the auspices of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI), ICME congresses are held every four years.

The 15th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-15) will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney, Australia, from 7 – 14 July 2024. It will be the first time in 8 years that the international mathematics education community will be able to come together in person.

Australia has a substantial core of mathematics educators with extensive experience in delivering and participating in international meetings. These educators truly understand ICMI and its members, as well as the aims of ICME and its scientific program.

ICME-15 will offer participants an innovative congress that builds on the well-established ICME program. Headlined by a blend of established and emerging thought leaders from around the world, the emphasis of the Congress is on sharing and discussion among participants. ICME-15 will also include an interactive, relevant and dynamic exhibition with hands-on demonstrations and presentations.

ICME-15 participants will enjoy contemporary meeting spaces and technologies that facilitate enhanced networking capability. Participants will enjoy a seamless and hassle-free visitor experience in Sydney, a destination that consistently ranks as one of the world’s most desirable cities in which to live and work.

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About the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction

ICME Congresses are held under the auspices of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI). Devoted to the development of mathematical education at all levels, ICMI is a commission of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), an international non-governmental and non-profit scientific organisation whose purpose is to promote international cooperation in mathematics.

Founded at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rome, 1908 with the initial mandate of analysing the similarities and differences in the secondary school teaching of mathematics among various countries, ICMI has considerably expanded its objectives and activities in the years since.

ICMI offers a forum to promote reflection, collaboration and the exchange and dissemination of ideas on the teaching and learning of mathematics from primary to university level. ICMI works to stimulate the creation, improvement and dissemination of recent research findings and of the available resources for instruction (e.g., curricular materials, pedagogical methods, the appropriate use of technology, etc.).

The Commission aims to facilitate the spread and understanding of information on all aspects of the theory and practice of contemporary mathematical education from an international perspective. ICMI has the additional objective of providing a link between educational researchers, curriculum designers, educational policy makers, teachers of mathematics, mathematicians, mathematics educators and others interested in mathematical education around the world.

ICMI takes initiative in inaugurating appropriate activities, publications and other programs designed to further the development of mathematical education and to improve the public appreciation of mathematics. It is also charged with the conduct of IMU's activities on mathematical or scientific education.  In the pursuit of its objectives, ICMI cooperates with various thematic and regional groups formed within or outside its own structure.

Among international organisations devoted to mathematics education, ICMI is distinctive because of its close ties with the professional communities of mathematic

About the International Congress on Mathematical Education

A major responsibility of ICMI is to plan for the quadrennial International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME), held under the auspices of ICMI. The ICMI Executive Committee (EC) chooses the hosting country, appoints an International Program Committee (IPC) to form the scientific program and select presenters, and oversees the progress of the Congress preparations.

The IPC works independently from ICMI, but the ICMI President and ICMI Secretary-General are ex officio members of the IPC. The practical and financial organisation of an ICME is the independent responsibility of a Local Organising Committee (LOC), again under the observation of general ICMI guidelines. The ICME Chair or the Convenor chairs the IPC, and the head of the LOC participates in the IPC meetings.

The aim of the Congress is to present the current states and trends in mathematics education research and in the practice of mathematics teaching at all levels. It also aims to facilitate the spread and understanding of information on all aspects of the theory and practice of contemporary mathematical education from an international perspective. ICMI has the additional objective of providing a link between educational researchers, curriculum designers, educational policy makers, teachers of mathematics, mathematicians, mathematics educators and others interested in mathematical education around the world.

The Congress will gather a broad spectrum of participants, such as researchers in mathematics education, teacher trainers, practicing teachers, mathematicians, and others interested in mathematics education.

The series of ICMEs was launched at the initiative of ICMI President Hans Freudenthal, with the first Congress in Lyon, France. ICME is held every four years, with the most recent, ICME-14, being held in Shanghai in 2021 (delayed from 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic).

Key Dates

Milestones Dates
Expressions of Interest to participateNow Open
First AnnouncementNow Available
Proposals for National Presentations & Discussion GroupsNow Open
Proposals for National Presentations close31-Dec-22
TSG Papers and Posters processes opens01-Mar-23
Second Announcement01-May-23
Proposals for Workshops open01-May-23
Congress Registrations open01-Jun-23
Solidarity Fund Applications open01-Jun-23
Proposals for Discussion Groups and Workshops close01-Nov-23
Applications for support from Solidarity Fund close30-Nov-23
Full Congress Program released on website and smartphone app01-June-24