Conference Outline

Friday, May 24, 2019

Tokyo Garden Terrace Kioicho Conference Center

12:30-13:00 Conference Registration | Seminar Room AB (4F)

13:00-13:15 Announcements, Welcome Address & Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners | Seminar Room AB (4F)
Brian Aycock, IAFOR, Japan
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR, Japan

13:15-14:00 Keynote Presentation | Seminar Room AB (4F)
Love as an Algorithm
Gloria Montero, Novelist, Playwright, & Poet, Spain

14:00-14:45 Keynote Presentation | Seminar Room AB (4F)
An Eco-Humanising Post to the Future
Baden Offord, Curtin University, Australia & Cultural Studies Association of
Australasia, Australia

14:45-15:00 Coffee Break | Seminar Room AB (4F)

15:00-15:30 IAFOR Documentary Photography Award & Interview | Seminar Room AB (4F)
Ezra Acayan, 2018 IAFOR Documentary Photography Award Winner, Philippines
Donald E. Hall, University of Rochester, United States

15:30-16:15 Keynote Presentation | Seminar Room AB (4F)
Resisting the Cynical Turn: Projections of a Desirably Queer Future
Donald E. Hall, University of Rochester, United States

16:15-17:00 Keynote Presentation | Seminar Room AB (4F)
Keiko Bang, Bang Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore

17:00-17:10 Conference Photograph

17:30-19:00 Conference Welcome Reception | Garb Central


Saturday, May 25, 2019

Toshi Center Hotel Conference Center (6F & 7F)

09:00-09:10 Coffee, Tea and Pastries | Room 704 (7F)

09:00-10:15 Parallel Session I

10:15-10:30 Coffee Break | Room 704 (7F)

10:30-12:10 Parallel Session II

12:10-13:10 Lunch Break | Room 704 (7F)

13:10-14:25 Parallel Session III & Poster Session

14:25-14:40 Break | Room 704 (7F)

14:40-15:55 Parallel Session IV

15:55-16:00 Break | Room 704 (7F)

16:00-17:00 Featured Presentation | Room 704 (7F)
Frida K. – a Dialogue for a Single Actress
Gloria Montero, Novelist, Playwright, & Poet, Spain

17:30-20:00 Official Conference Dinner (optional extra)
Meet in the Toshi Center Hotel Lobby at 17:15


Sunday, May 26, 2019

Toshi Center Hotel Conference Center (6F & 7F)

09:15-09:45 Featured Presentation | Room 606 (6F)
Can we agree to disagree? Unreclaimable Futures
Sue Ballyn, University of Barcelona, Spain

09:45-10:30 Keynote Presentation | Room 606 (6F)
Inhabiting the Open
John Erni, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break | Room 606 (6F)

10:45-12:00 Parallel Session I

12:00-13:00 Lunch Break | Room 606 (6F)

13:00-14:15 Parallel Session II

14:15-14:30 Coffee Break | Room 606 (6F)

14:30-16:10 Parallel Session III

16:10-16:30 Closing Session | Room 606 (6F)


The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on April 28, 2020. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

The above schedule may be subject to change.