The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2017 (ACSEE2017)

The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2017 (ACSEE2017)

Dear Colleague,

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) invites you to participate in The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2017 (ACSEE2017), held Thursday, June 8 to Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Art Center Kobe in Kobe, Japan.

Submit your abstract by January 19, 2017 to join IAFOR and delegates from around the world in the beautiful city of Kobe.

Registration includes admission to The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences (ACSS2017) and The Asian Conference on Aging and Gerontology (AGen2017), which are to be held alongside ACSEE2017 as part of the same event. This gathering of academics at the intersection of nation, culture and discipline promises a unique environment for conversation, information exchange and networking.

Join us at ACSEE2017 for interdisciplinary discussion around the shared conference theme of:

“East Meets West: Innovation and Discovery”

Keynote Speaker: Dr Toshiya Hoshino, Osaka University, Japan

We hope that the broad nature of this theme will encourage the submission of works from a variety of interesting perspectives.

IAFOR welcomes submissions to ACSEE2017 from all over the world. We encourage you to join us in Kobe to share your research and knowledge in an international, intercultural and interdisciplinary setting. To submit an abstract for presentation or to participate as an audience member, please visit the website or contact us for more information.

Submission Deadline: January 19, 2017

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In conjunction with our global partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2017.

join IAFOR at ACSEE2017 to:

  • Deliver your research findings to a global audience
  •  Have your work published in the Conference Proceedings and considered for IAFOR’s peer-reviewed, openaccess journals
  •  Benefit from IAFOR’s interdisciplinary focus by hearing about the latest research in Sustainability, Energy & the Environment, Aging & Gerontology, the Social Sciences, and more
  •  Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
  •  Take part in interactive audience sessions
  •  Network with international colleagues

Register now to take advantage of Early Bird Registration and save over 20%. Early Bird Registration is open until February 21, 2017. Please see the registration page for details:

If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer additional discounts in appreciation of your support. Please contact us at for details.

Conference Theme: “East Meets West: Innovation and Discovery”

From natural phenomena and the results of climate change to pollution and societal traumas, migrations and war, the enormous challenges that face humankind and our environment are frequently daunting and difficult to comprehend. However, with every new challenge or disruption comes the opportunity for innovation and discovery. Whether inventing new technologies, implementing innovative systems, enacting better policies, legislation, or governance, or ensuring greater cooperation and information sharing, responses are many and varied.

From incremental shift to radical change, from the local to the regional and from the national to the global, this international conference will focus on the challenges that demand a collective response. It will highlight the need to harness our abilities as scientists, policymakers, practitioners, engineers and educators to find multidisciplinary solutions in pursuit of the common goal of a sustainable world.

In conjunction with our global partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2017.

***Conference Programme

As well as being a great opportunity for meeting and interacting with some of the biggest names in the fields of Sustainability, Energy & the Environment, Aging & Gerontology, and the Social Sciences, IAFOR’s conferences create an intellectually challenging but friendly environment for the presentation and nurturing of new ideas, encouraging the research synergies that drive new developments and create new knowledge.

*Keynote Speaker: Dr Toshiya Hoshino, Osaka University, Japan

Dr Toshiya Hoshino is presently a Professor at Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Osaka University, Japan, and from 2015 to 2016 served as Vice-President (International) at the university.

From August 2006 to August 2008, he served as a Minister-Counselor in charge of political affairs at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations (UN). At the UN, he was a principal advisor to the Chair of the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) when Japan assumed its chairmanship. He graduated from Sophia University, Japan, completed a Master’s at the University of Tokyo, and received his Doctorate (PhD) from Osaka University.

His previous positions included: Senior Research Fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs; Guest Scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Fellow at Stanford Japan Center, Stanford University; Visiting Fellow, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; and a Special Assistant (Political Affairs) at the Embassy of Japan to the United States.

He is a specialist in UN peace and security policies (conflict prevention, peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peacebuilding), human security and humanitarian issues, security in the Asia-Pacific region, and Japan-US relations.

He also serves as a board member of the United Nations Association of Japan, the Japan Association for UNHCR, the Japan Association for United Nations Studies, the Okinawa Peace Cooperation Center, respectively and Vice-President, EU Institute in Japan, Kansai (EUIJ-Kansai), among others.

Further speakers for The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment 2017 will be announced in the coming months.

***About IAFOR

IAFOR welcomes academics from all over the world to our interdisciplinary conferences held in Japan, UK, Spain, USA and the UAE. Our events provide a unique international, intercultural and interdisciplinary environment in which to hear about the latest world-class research and network with leading academics, professionals and practitioners.

By facilitating dialogue between the world’s academics and thought leaders, IAFOR has become a pioneer in providing the research avenues and visionary development solutions that are necessary in our rapidly emerging globalised world. We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events.

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