Posted: December 24, 2015
Category: Specialist Area: Education
IAFOR’s education conferences are held across three continents, attracting more than 2,000 delegates a year from more than 100 countries. Education as an (inter)discipline drives the purpose of the forum by bringing alive the notions of the international, the intercultural and the interdisciplinary through scholarly, political, and personal encounters with some of the most important academics and practitioners working in the field, as well as the thought leaders of tomorrow.
Our education conferences are organised in partnership with some of the world’s most prestigious universities and schools of education, including Birkbeck, University of London, Waseda University, University of Sussex, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, University of Indonesia and Virginia Tech.
Our conferences have included featured addresses by teachers and academics, university presidents, government ministers, journalists, and policy makers, as well as academic fora around some of the pressing issues in the fields of education.
Since 2013 we have also held an annual event on librarianship and archival science in Kobe to help raise awareness of the latest developments in how we are able to store and access information, in both tangible form, and online.
We invite you to use the IAFOR platform to share and test your ideas with scholars around the world, and to join us very soon at one of our education conferences.
Upcoming Education Conferences
Dates: February 26 - February 28, 2017
Dates: March 26 - March 29, 2017
Dates: June 30 - July 2, 2017
IAFOR Research & Publications Associated with Education
The following internationally peer-reviewed open-access journals are published by IAFOR:
- The IAFOR Journal of Education
- The IAFOR Journal of Language Learning
- The IAFOR Journal of Technology in the Classroom
- The IAFOR Journal of Society, Education and Technology
IAFOR Conference Proceedings are open access research repositories which include the final papers of research presented at our conferences (submitted before the final paper deadline).
THINK, The Academic Platform, is IAFOR’s online magazine, publishing the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world’s foremost academics, many of whom have presented at IAFOR conferences.
Previous Speakers at IAFOR Education Conferences
[Left to right] Sue Jackson, Pro-Vice Master (Vice President) for Teaching and Learning at Birkbeck, University of London and IAFOR International Director of Programme for Education; Rosemary Deem, OBE, Vice Principal for Education and Dean of the Doctoral School at Royal Holloway, University of London; Eiko Otani, President of Osaka Jogakuin University and education and technology expert; Barbara Lockee, Associate Director of the School of Outreach at Virginia Tech.
[Left to right] Frieda Mangunsong, University of Indonesia Professor; Vice Chancellor (President) Mary Stuart of Lincoln University; Svetlana Ter Minasova, Founding Dean and now President of Moscow State University’s School of Foreign Languages; Akito Arima, Former Japanese Minister of Education and President of Tokyo University; Mona Abo-Zena, early childhood development expert of Brown University.
IAFOR Education Video Highlights
IAFOR is committed to disseminating as much as possible of its presentations, interviews and original output, produced by and for the organisation, online, and available for all for free.
Events Associated with Education
As part of IAFOR’s educational mission we are prioritising documentary photography and filmmaking as uniquely powerful mediums to help inform and educate in ways that are very different and yet complementary to academic studies as forms of advocacy and activism.
The organisation runs both a documentary photography and a documentary film award, as well as an associated film festival in partnership with the Medill School of Journalism and the University of the Arts London.