Past CITY Conferences

The IAFOR International Conference on the City is an exciting addition to our global conference calendar. It places the international, intercultural and interdisciplinary tenets of The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) at the very heart of multiple academic approaches to the city, from the development of the classic city states east and west, to the emergence of the vast organisms that are our modern cities.

CITY brings together delegates from many different national, cultural and linguistic backgrounds to Barcelona, Spain, to present new research and exchange ideas. This exceptional platform welcomes speakers and delegates for challenging debate and stimulating discussions around the latest concepts and newest approaches.

IAFOR's conferences are encouraging and nurturing environments where ideas can be shared and tested, where research synergies and collaborations can be formed, and where some of the biggest names in the field have the opportunity to interact with up-and-coming faculty members.

IAFOR’s cultural and area studies conferences are organised in partnership with universities such as Monash University in Australia; the University of Barcelona, Spain; Moscow State University in Russia; Birkbeck, University of London; Lehigh University and Northwestern, USA; University of Indonesia; Waseda University and the University of Tokyo, as well as such groups as the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, and feature programmes developed by leading academics to ensure both timeliness and academic rigour.


"Cities of the World. World Cities."

July 14–16, 2017 | NH Collection Barcelona Constanza, Barcelona, Spain


Conference Theme: “The City: Site and History”

July 16–18, 2016 | NH Collection Barcelona Constanza, Barcelona, Spain