International Convention of Asia Scholars 2024 ConFest

The International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is calling for proposals in a range of formats for their 13th edition “Crossways of Knowledge” in Surabaya, Indonesia, 28 July – 1 August 2024.

ICAS 13 Surabaya represents a new phase in the efforts of International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) and its global partners to re-imagine the Academic Conference in the post-COVID-19 era. 

The primary local partner is the Surabaya-based Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR), together with its newly established Airlangga Institute of Indian Ocean Crossroads (AIIOC). AIIOC and IIAS’s collaborative mission is to create an experiential local-global Conference-Festival (ConFest) that celebrates diversity in collaboration within and beyond academia extending to civil society and the arts. 

ICAS 13 will be grounded in globally relevant themes that will unfold across panels, interactive roundtables, poster presentations, methodologies and hands-on workshops, book, film, food and craft fairs, exhibitions and other participatory formats of local engagements, in and around ConFest venues.

How to submit a proposal

Proposals of Individual Abstracts, Panels, Roundtables, Posters, Films and Documentaries, Book Presentations are accepted. The organisers also welcome other formats, ideas, activities, workshop and exhibition.

Limited financial support is available and the grant application process will only start after the review process and qualification requirements will be made available in due course.

ICAS 13 application guidelines

Deadline: 25 October 2023