IAFOR is committed to ensuring that its members and conference attendees have the continued ability to present, publish and participate throughout the pandemic, and has worked to ensure that it’s conferences and content are more accessible than ever before. We have also put into place hybrid models that will ensure whatever the situation, that this platform that allows the exchange of ideas and research, will be able to respond to whatever your individual situation might be in relation not just to COVID-19.
Up until this point the barrier to entry to most events has been one’s ability to travel and attend in person. This practically excluded many, and on many different grounds, from financial to political.
Our aim is to use COVID-19 to make our conferences more accessible than before, and to fully utilise technologies to allow more engagement and participation than ever before. An example of kaizen include the enhancing the live-stream sessions and presentations by ensuring that these are available in “catch-up” or on-demand form, so people in different time zones or otherwise busy can see these presentations at their convenience. As with the pre-recorded presentations, these will all be put on the research archive and available after the conference. Panel members will be given their session in recorded form and encouraged to share this widely.
While I am confident that there is a post COVID-19 world, I don’t think we can say with any confidence that there will be a post-pandemic world: there may be second waves of this particular virus, or there may be others, more virulent, and more deadly, and we must be prepared. The hybrid model introduced by IAFOR allows us to protect the platform, be flexible, and allow you to continue to present, publish and participate. Together, we will face the future with resilience.
Dr Joseph Haldane
Chairman & C.E.O, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR)
Guest Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University, Japan
Visiting Professor, Doshisha University, Japan & The University of Belgrade, Serbia
Member, Expert Network, World Economic Forum
IAFOR Conferences Live
Onsite & Online Operations Overview
Whether onsite or online, attendees can freely change room, depending on what panels are of the most interest. All meetings will be broadcast (live-streamed) to the website on IAFOR Live.
Onsite Room Overview and Roles Involved
IAFOR Live Interface
IAFOR Live-stream Page Concept
1. An online participant clicks on the required panel, associated with a corresponding room in the conference venue.
2. This leads a user to the integrated Zoom login window within the conference website, where a participant can enter the details and login directly to Zoom and join the panel discussion
Onsite & Online Communication
Prior to the conference, all panel chairs will be contacted in order to receive permission to record and further upload the corresponding panel session on the conference Catch-up page.
During live presentations, the recording of the sessions that required not to be recorded will be paused. Hence, will not be further uploaded on the conference Catch-up pages.