IAFOR Technology, Education, Information & Society Conferences


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Our conference programmes in technology encourage scholars and practitioners to reflect on both the positive and practical implementations of technology in teaching and research, as well as to consider questions of rights, responsibilities, and trust, as well as concepts such as hegemony, ownership, control, transparency and censorship.

The IAFOR conference programme in technology is developed in partnership with some of the world’s leading institutions, including Virginia Tech, Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at University of Michigan, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, Nihon University and University of Tokyo.

Whether you are a programmer, policy maker, video gamer, educator or simply looking for the latest research and insights in technology and associated fields, IAFOR conferences offer a stimulating academic programme, designed to help navigate the tools of today and the future, and we look forward to your active participation.

The era of Big Data has created great change and opportunity. It has allowed us to make more and more information accessible, and to catalogue and archive, as well as communicate more freely. It has created enormous change in the way we educate, and are educated, and without which, such projects as The International Academic Forum would not be possible.

However, the era of Big Data has ushered in an era of Big Brother. New technologies have facilitated such resistance movements as those in Hong Kong, but have also empowered governments to unparalleled levels of surveillance and breaches of privacy.


Upcoming Technology, Education, Information & Society Conferences


4 Conferences Available

The European Conference on Education 2017

Dates: June 30 - July 2, 2017
Location: Brighton, UK

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- Submit a paper

The Asian Conference on Education 2017

Dates: October 19 - October 22, 2017
Location: Kobe, Japan

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- Submit a paper

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IAFOR Research and Publications Associated with Technology, Education, Information & Society


The following internationally peer-reviewed open-access journals are published by IAFOR:

Conference Proceedings

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 Technology, Education, Information & Society Conferences


IAFOR technology conference speakers

[Left to right] Keith Miller, Orthwein Endowed Professor for Lifelong Learning in the Science and former Editor of the IEEE Technology and Society Magazine; Barbara Lockee, Professor of Instructional Design at Virginia Tech and immediate past president of AECT; Michael Cusumano, renowned business and technology expert and Distinguished Professor of Management at MIT; Paul Lowe, Professor at University of the Arts London; Bradley Hamm, Dean of the Medill School of Journalism; Eric Hawkinson, Alternate Reality materials developer.

IAFOR technology speakers

[Left to right] Pia Sorensen, chemist and preceptor of Science and Cooking at Harvard, and Lead Course Developer, HarvardX; Garr Reynolds, presentation guru and author of “Presentation Zen”; Gerard Goggin, communications technology and policy expert; James McNally, Director of the US National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA); Barry Bozeman, eminent US academic and Arizona Centennial Professor of Technology Policy and Public Management; Tony Tin, Director of Library and Information Services at University of Waterloo, and mobile communications expert; David Passig, futurist and bestselling author.



Technology, Education, Information & Society Conference 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 Technology, Education, Information & Society Conferences


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.

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