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Welcome to the 3rd Symposium on Globalization and Media in Asia (SYGMA 2018). This  international, peer-reviewed event will be held in partnership with the 5th Conference on Management and Sustainability in Asia (COMSA 2018) and the 5th Conference on Sustainable Tourism in Asia (COSTA 2018). These events will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 2-3, 2018 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan.

SYGMA 2018 will precede the 73rd Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Remembrance Ceremony. All participants of SYGMA 2018 will be invited to a special guided tour in English of Hiroshima Peace Park followed by an optional excursion to visit the shrine island of Miyajima – both Peace Park and Miyajima are UNESCO World Heritage sites.


Thursday, August 2
Friday, August 3
09:00 to 14:00
08:00 to 09:20
Morning Session
09:45 to 12:00
Opening Remarks, Plenary
09:20 to 09:30
Closing Remarks
12:00 to 13:00
Reception & Posters
12:30 to 13:30
Optional Free Event
Guided Tour in English
Hiroshima Peace Park
13:00 to 17:00
Oral and Poster Session
13:30 to 16:30
Optional Ticketed Event
Guided Tour in English
Miyajima (Shrine Island)

Key Dates and Deadlines

SYGMA 2018
will be held August 2-3, 2018
Final Submissions are due by
Friday, July 27



This symposium was made possible by INTESDA, The International Education for Sustainable Development Alliance, which is a diverse community of educators, academics and nonprofit professionals founded in 2015, in part, to support the Sustainable Development Global Goals set by the United Nations. It is committed to addressing sustainable development issues through capacity building, advocacy, networking and sharing knowledge.

Finally, on behalf of our team, we would like to extend our deepest thanks to the people of Hiroshima, Japan for their support and gracious hospitality.

Miyajima, JapanHiroshima Castle, JapanHiroshima Peace Park, Japan


Do you have a general question?

Contact us by sending an E-mail to the following address: secretariat(at)esdfocus.org