Past ACEID Conferences

The Asian Conference on Education & International Development (ACEID) brings together delegates from many different national, cultural and linguistic backgrounds to Japan, to present new research and exchange ideas. This exceptional platform welcomes speakers and delegates working in any area of education, from academics and theorists to policymakers and practitioners, in both the private and public sectors, for challenging debate and stimulating discussions around the latest concepts and newest approaches.

Held across four continents, IAFOR’s education conferences attract more than 2,000 delegates a year from more than 100 countries. Education as an (inter)discipline drives the purpose of the forum by bringing alive the notions of the international, the intercultural and the interdisciplinary through scholarly, political, and personal encounters with some of the most important academics and practitioners working in the field, as well as the thought leaders of tomorrow.

IAFOR's education conferences are organised in partnership with some of the world’s most prestigious universities and schools of education, including Birkbeck, University of London, UK; Waseda University, Japan; University of Sussex, UK; University of Indonesia, Indonesia; and Virginia Tech, USA.

Our conferences have included Featured Presentations by educators and academics, university presidents, government ministers, journalists, and policy makers, as well as academic fora around some of the pressing issues in the fields of education.

We invite you to use the IAFOR platform to share and test your ideas with scholars around the world, and to join us very soon at one of our education conferences.


March 25-29, 2024 | Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, and Online


March 27-30, 2023 | Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, and online


March 21-23, 2022 | Held online from Japan


March 22-24, 2021 | Held online from Japan


March 23-26, 2020 | Held online from Japan


Conference Theme: “Independence & Interdependence”

March 25–27, 2019 | Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan


Conference Theme: “Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change”

March 26–28, 2018 | Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan


Conference Theme: “Educating for Change”

March 26–29, 2017 | Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan


Conference Theme: “Education and Social Justice: Learning For Global Diversity”

April 3–6, 2016 | Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan


Conference Theme: “Education, Power and Empowerment: Education as an Instrument of Global Transformation”

March 29 – April 1, 2015 | Art Center Kobe, Kobe, Japan