International Conference ICAN is the most distinct media conference in terms of number of days, number of technical sessions and number of deliberation-based sessions. No educational institution of the world organizes such an extended and value-loaded conference.
The idea of this unique research-based conference was mooted by Dr Ambrish Saxena in 2018 as he contributed to the first edition of the conference as Advisor in 2018. In the very first year, the conference was organized twice with exceptional success. ICAN was organised on March 9, 10 and 11 on the theme India and Changing Aspects of News. ICAN2 was held on November 16, 17 and 18 on the theme Indian Cinema and Alternate Networks.
The third edition of the conference took place from June 21 to 30, 2020 on the theme Issues of Community, Agenda and News. ICAN3 became the World’s first 10-day digital live International Conference. The fourth edition of ICAN was also held for 10 days – from July 1 to July 10, 2021. The theme of ICAN4 was Information Communication and Artificial Networks. ICAN was supported by ICSSR as well.
The first two editions of ICAN were three-day conferences conducted in the physical mode, while the third and the fourth editions happened in online mode in the wake of COVID-19. These conferences witnessed large participation of delegates and experts from different parts of the world.