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.
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.