International Telecommunications Society

An international forum for leading professionals in the information, communications, and technology sectors who wish to address outstanding issues and form new relationships.

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What is ITS?

ITS works as both an online and offline community where academic, business, and government researchers, industry practitioners, policy makers, and international bodies can consolidate, trade, and discuss specific research and information as they develop.

The main way we achieve that goal is by providing live forums, the biggest of which are our biennial international conferences, where we respond to specific needs as they develop. Beyond that, we also have a membership journal, newsletter, and this website.

Message from the Chair

ITS Chair Stephen Schmidt

Opening Remarks of Stephen Schmidt, ITS Chair from the 16th International Telecommunications Society (ITS) Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in
Bangkok, Thailand, November 26-28, 2023

Good morning!   

Welcome to Bangkok!

Welcome to the 16th International Telecommunications Society (ITS) Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, hosted by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC)!

A very big thank you   – KHOB-KHUN KHRAP – to everyone who has made the effort to be here, in person.

It is really wonderful to be back in Asia!  In a very real and fundamental sense, being in Asia is coming home for ITS:  our very first conference took place almost 40 years ago in Tokyo, Japan, and we have returned to Asia almost 25 times since for conferences and workshops – drawn in by the vitality of the region and the vitality of its scholars.

As we come together from over 20 countries, it’s fitting and proper that we have a sense of place, as we experience this vibrant city and learn about Thailand’s evolving digital landscape.

Telecommunications Policy

The official, multidisciplinary journal of ITS