What People Are Saying

Since 2009, The International Academic Forum has welcomed over 16,000 academics to its interdisciplinary conferences in Japan, UK, Spain, USA and UAE. Here is what some of these conference participants say about IAFOR and IAFOR events.

I had a really good time getting to know delegates from various backgrounds and from different countries. And because of that experience, I just really want to come back and present my work.

Dr Weng-Tink Chooi, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

IAFOR always brings together a really diverse group of presenters and scholars. Thailand, Taiwan, Australia, China, the US… I’ve seen presenters from all over the world.

Professor Ted O’Neill, Gakushuin University, Japan

IAFOR conferences are different from the ordinary education conferences that you might expect or might have attended in the past, especially because of their focus on the interdisciplinary, the intercultural and the international, bringing together themes across a range of topics that cross boundaries, such as social justice or globalisation or transformation of learning and

Professor Sue Jackson, Birkbeck, University of London, UK

One of the things that we’ve encountered is that we are forced to question definitions that we believe to be true in our specific disciplines. We are forced to look at these definitions more critically when encountering or working with a person who comes from a different discipline or background.

Dr Amy Szarkowski, Harvard Medical School, USA

I always look forward to coming to an IAFOR event. IAFOR draws together such a breadth of people, disciplines, people who are passionate about what they do, with great things to present.

Mr Lowell Sheppard, HOPE International Development Agency, Japan

What this conference really embodies is the really generative nature of bringing perspectives and people together from different disciplines from different cultural backgrounds, from different linguistic groups, and how the interactions of those individuals, those different perspectives, generate new knowledge.

Professor Donald E. Hall, Lehigh University, USA