SEACE2025 Overview


February 21-25, 2025 | Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia & Online

Welcome to The 5th Southeast Asian Conference on Education (SEACE2025), held in partnership with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, Japan, and supported by the Malaysia Convention and Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB).

IAFOR was made possible, and is a response to the forces of globalisation, and the understanding that many of the most pressing challenges, whether felt or experienced locally, would require global cooperation and action to address.

As an organisation that engages across all sectors of society, and with multiple stakeholders to engage in some of the biggest challenges and issues the world faces from an interdisciplinary perspective, we have aligned our research initiatives and conferences with the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the heart of this agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Education and sustainability are key focus areas of Malaysia, which is a young, multiethnic and multicultural society, and Kuala Lumpur is an excellent venue to study the challenges and opportunities of working towards the needs and goals of a country that is diverse and growing, but still developing. The SEACE conference will offer an excellent venue for international delegates from around the world to exchange ideas and best practices on such issues as social inclusion, education, and good governance, in comparative and contrastive fashion. In this way attendees will learn about and from the conference, as they build new synergies in the pursuit of a sustainable world.

SEACE2025 encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum stimulating respectful dialogue. Like our long-running events elsewhere in the world, our fifth in Southeast Asia will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.

We look forward to welcoming scholars from across Southeast Asia and around the world for what is sure to be a great conference.

– The SEACE2025 Programme Committee

IAFOR Journal of Education (Scopus Indexed Journal)

This conference is associated with the Scopus and DOAJ listed IAFOR Journal of Education. Authors need to submit their manuscripts directly to the IAFOR Journal of Education for peer-review process. Please note that papers already submitted to, or published in IAFOR Conference Proceedings are not accepted for publication in any of IAFOR’s journals. IAFOR's Conference Proceedings are not Scopus listed.

Key Information
  • Location & Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia & Online
  • Dates: Friday, February 21, 2025 ​to Tuesday, February 25, 2025
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: August 23, 2024*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: November 08, 2024
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: December 19, 2024

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.

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Conference Committees

The International Academic Board (IAB)

Dr Joseph Haldane, IAFOR and Osaka University, Japan, & University College London, United Kingdom
Professor Jun Arima, President, IAFOR & University of Tokyo, Japan
Professor Anne Boddington, Executive Vice-President and Provost, IAFOR & Middlesex University, United Kingdom
Professor Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech, United States
Professor Donald E. Hall, Binghamton University, United States
Dr James W. McNally, University of Michigan, United States & NACDA Program on Aging
Professor Grant Black, Chuo University, Japan
Professor Dexter Da Silva, Keisen University, Japan
Professor Baden Offord, Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University, Australia & Cultural Studies Association of Australasia
Professor Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State University College of Law, United States
Professor William Baber, Kyoto University, Japan
Dr Virgil Hawkins, Osaka University, Japan

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Conference Programme Committee

Lynette Swee Hian Goh, Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore
Dr Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Dr Brendan Howe, Ewha Women’s University, South Korea
Dr Pisith Nasee, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Dr Nongyao Nawarat, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Dr Farish Noor, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore
Dr Justin Sanders, Minerva Project
Professor Melanie Tolentino, Central Luzon State University, Philippines
Professor Anusorn Unno, Thammasat University, Thailand

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Conference Review Committee

To be Announced

IAFOR's peer review process, which involves both reciprocal review and the use of Review Committees, is overseen by the Conference Programme Committee under the guidance of the International Academic Board (IAB). Review Committee members are established academics who hold PhDs or other terminal degrees in their fields and who have previous peer review experience.

If you would like to apply to serve on the SEACE2025 Review Committee, please visit our application page.

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