Tag: The International Academic Forum


Who We Are

IAFOR is a confederation of leaders and opinion formers around the globe who have one thing in common: a desire to make a difference. Since 2009 IAFOR has provided new perspectives to the thought leaders and decision-makers of today and tomorrow by offering constructive environments for dialogue and interchange at the intersections of nation, culture

Chairman’s 2021 New Year’s Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends, As we wrap up what has been an immensely difficult year for people around the world, on behalf of the entire IAFOR community, I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2021. Earlier in December of 2020, the very first coronavirus vaccinations were given in the UK, marking the beginning of

The IAFOR 2021-2022 Overarching Theme – “Resilience”

Dear Friends and Colleagues, This is to announce that “Resilience” is the 2021-2022 overarching theme of IAFOR, and the frame through which we invite interdisciplinary reflection in and across our different programs and events through 2021 and 2022. Resilience 2021-2022 Resilience is the ability to resist being affected, or to recover readily from setback and

Reimagining Education for Today’s Complex and Fast-Changing World

Bold project led by the Virginia Tech Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation, IAFOR (The International Academic Forum), and the Future Talent Council.

Adaptive Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive Knowledge Economy

Adaptive Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive Knowledge Economy

The Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation at Virginia Tech, in partnership with Virginia Tech Publishing, IAFOR and the Future Talent Council, are happy to announce the publishing of the collaborative report on Adaptive Lifelong Learning for an Inclusive Knowledge Economy. The report was compiled over the past 18 months by 60 co-authors from 32

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Professor Mark Pegrum, The University of Western Australia

Beyond web 2.0: Designing authentic mobile learning for everyday contexts in Asia

In this Keynote, Professor Mark Pegrum illustrates the potential of mobile augmented reality (AR) language and literacy learning projects, with particular focus on recent gamified learning trails in Asia.


Why It Matters

IAFOR’s mission to promote international exchange, facilitate heightened intercultural awareness and encourage interdisciplinary discussion is actively creating beneficial outcomes for individuals and positively impacting global society. But why are these three key areas of focus so important? International Different countries operate under very different economic circumstances and political systems, and yet academic pools of excellence


What We Do

Conferences Every year IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics and professionals from around the world to its interdisciplinary conferences, held globally and online. Founded in 2009, IAFOR has organised conferences in Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto (Japan), London and Brighton (UK), Barcelona (Spain), Porto (Portugal), New York, Virginia, Rhode Island and Hawaii (USA), Hong Kong (Hong



Our Mission To promote international exchange To facilitate intercultural awareness To encourage interdisciplinary discussion To generate and share new knowledge Organisation International | Intercultural | Interdisciplinary Founded in 2009, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is a mission-driven politically independent non-partisan and non-profit organisation dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating intercultural awareness and promoting international exchange,



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The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and Interdisciplinarity

IAFOR & Interdisciplinarity

Learn how IAFOR’s conferences and publications encourage interdisciplinary activity and its expansion in academia.

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IAFOR Vladimir Devide Haiku Award

IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award – Winners 2015

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) proudly announces the winners of this year’s IAFOR Vladimir Devide Haiku Award at The Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship (LibrAsia) in Osaka, Japan.

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Professor Sue Jackson IAFOR

A Message from IAFOR Education Conference Chair, Professor Sue Jackson

IAFOR’s International Director of Programme for Education, Professor Sue Jackson (Birkbeck, University of London), discusses IAFOR’s Education conferences.

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Hosam Katan wins IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

IAFOR Documentary Photography Award – Winners 2015

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) proudly announces Hosam Katan from Aleppo in Syria as the Grand Prize Winner of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award 2015.

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IAFOR Conference Highlights

Why join an IAFOR conference?

A look into the international, intercultural and interdisciplinary world of an IAFOR conference and why you should attend. Featuring footage shot at our conferences and interviews with leading academics.



The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) supports original research by facilitating and encouraging research partnerships on an individual and institutional level. Through the IAFOR Research Centre (IRC), the IAFOR Global Partnership Programme and IAFOR grants and scholarships, the organisation engages with its partner institutions and an extensive network of individuals to both generate research and provide

Professor Stuart D. B. Picken

IAFOR Chairman, Professor Stuart D. B. Picken, Passes Away

The Reverend Professor Stuart D. B. Picken (1942-2016) Order of the Sacred Treasure (瑞宝中綬章), M.A. (Hons), B.D., Ph.D. (Glasgow), F.R.A.S. Cleric and Philosopher It is with sadness that we inform our friends of IAFOR that the Chairman of the organisation, the Reverend Professor Stuart D. B. Picken, passed away on Friday, 5 August, 2016. Stuart