Past IICEDubai Conferences

The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Dubai (IICEDubai) brings together delegates from many different national, cultural and linguistic backgrounds to Dubai, UAE, 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 have attracted more than 2,500 delegates 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.


Conference Theme: “Educating for Change”

February 26–28, 2017 | The InterContinental Festival City Event Centre, Dubai, UAE


Conference Theme: “Education and Social Justice: Global Trends, Local Solutions”

February 27–29, 2016 | The InterContinental Festival City Event Centre, Dubai, UAE


Conference Theme: “Education, Power and Empowerment: Developing Transnational Spaces”

March 8–10, 2015 | The InterContinental Festival City Event Centre, Dubai, UAE