The Faculty of Economics of UNY held the International Conference on Ethics of Business, Economics, and Social Science (ICEBESS) and at the same time the Annual Conference on Management Challenges (ACoMC) for two days, 15-16 October 2021. These two seminars presented six international speakers from 3 different continents, namely Debra S. Lee (Vanderbilt University, United States), Prof. Dr. Ruzita Jusoh (University of Malaya, Malaysia), and Dr. Moon Moon Hussain (B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, India) at the first session in the morning. In the second session, Prof. Tzu-Hua Wang, Ph.D (National Tsing Hua University Taiwan), Prof. Setyabudi Indartono, Ph.D. (State University of Yogyakarta), and Dr. Ahmad Daryanto (Lancaster University, United Kingdom).

Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, many educational institutions and business institutions have been forced to adapt. Most of them have switched to online mode, where educational institutions provide online education, and business institutions move employees home to work online, while some who cannot keep up with this change have been forced to reduce employees, and even close their businesses. There are indications that this online practice will remain popular even after the pandemic ends. This was conveyed by Debra Lee in her presentation.

Debra continued, in a number of educational institutions, the use of learning technology to facilitate e-learning has begun, so that various programs, tools, and technology platforms that were previously foreign are now widely used, such as Camtasia, Quizziz, Google Classroom, Duolingo, Udemy, etc. Various universities in the United States are now starting to build their own learning development resources. According to Debra, teachers/teachers need help adapting their learning to the use of technology, and they must also use the technology with their students. Technology must be used appropriately to be effective.

Taking the theme “Surviving the Pandemic: Education and Business Strategic Empowerment as a Key Factor in Revitalizing National Economy”, this seminar was held in collaboration with partner universities such as B.S. Abdur Rahman Crescent Institute of Science & Technology and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) Business School from India, then Universiti Teknologi Mara Malaysia, as well as two domestic campuses namely Wiralodra Indramayu University and Tidar University Magelang.

In his speech as one of the partners, Dr. A. Peer Mohamed, Vice Chancellor of BSA Crescent Institute of Science and Technology, said that Indonesia and India have long established brotherhood and partnership in various fields. "Innovation is one solution in overcoming various problems arising from the pandemic in various fields, including education and economic issues," he explained.

Opening this international seminar, the Chancellor of UNY, Prof. Dr. Sumaryanto, M.Kes. stated that it is the responsibility of all of us to continue to save the world of education, the economy, and the environment in order to revive the pulse of the national economy as a goal of sustainable development. This seminar was moderated by FE UNY lecturer Arum Darmawati, M.M. and Mimin Nur Aisyah, M.Sc., Ak. (fdh)