IV International Conference on Tangible and Intangible Impact of Information and Communication in the Digital Age will take place on 7-9 June 2022 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russian Federation, within the XIII International IT Forum and the UNESCO Information for All Intergovernmental Programme.


This major forum will be convened by the Russian UNESCO IFAP Committee and the Interregional Library Cooperation Centre in cooperation with the Government of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area – Ugra, the Permanent Delegation of the Russian Federation to UNESCO, and the Commission of the Russian Federation for UNESCO.


The event will provide a platform to follow up on the debates initiated within the three previous international conferences on that topic which were successfully held in Khanty-Mansiysk and evoked a wide response. They resulted in the adoption of final documents – the Ugra Declartion (2018), the Ugra Resolution (2019) and the Ugra Memorandum (2021) which set the context for further discussions.

Against this background, the IV International Conference on Tangible and Intangible Impact of Information and Communication in the Digital Age is aimed at further development of the conclusions already made on a new level of consideration of such phenomena and problems as:

  • • Global, regional and local socio-cultural transformations fueled by the persistent changes in the field of information and communication, development of artificial intelligence and machine learning, embedded systems and devices, the Internet of things, augmented and virtual reality, big data analytics and cloud computing, blockchain, etc.;
  • • The impact of changes in the field of information and communication on the functioning of states and societies, pivotal infrastructure assets, public institutions, on the social structure and stratification, on individuals and specific communities, on the structure and nature of employment, on public consciousness and other structural and functional characteristics of modern societies;
  • • Socio-cultural and political consequences of the oversupply of information, devaluation and discreditation of professional media, replacement of traditional cultural regulators of public relations and processes by automated “social algorithms”, blurring the boundaries between the real and the digital world, wide spread of simplified virtual mockups and simulacra, introduction of tools for shaping “post-reality” to political and media culture;
  • • Striking a balance between freedom of expression in the digital environment and information and psychological security.


Holding a special session dedicated to the digitization of languages and development of linguistic diversity in cyberspace will contribute to the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Languages. 


The conference in Ugra is expected to gather prominent international experts in the field of philosophy, cultural anthropology, sociology, political science, psychology, linguistics, management, international relations, communication, IT, information security, educational studies, library science, museum and archival affairs, from more than 50 countries and all continents.