ICAS 12 goes virtual!

We are pleased to announce that ICAS 12 will offer the opportunity to share your valuable work with the ICAS community in a virtual format. This new format is an exciting new experiential adventure for ICAS and we strive to provide a valuable experience for all virtual attendees.

ICAS’s first-ever virtual meeting is expected to bring together over 1.500 international participants from over 65 countries from all continents to exchange ideas, discuss innovative and emerging fields of studies, and develop collaborations in the field of Asian Studies. Contributions are not only limited to scholars, but also to knowledge practitioners including craftsmen/women, artists, urban planners, architects, policymakers, civic leaders, journalists, librarians, museum professionals, etc.

The benefits of virtual participation

Join us from around the world!
We are preparing an online programme of talks, discussions and interactive elements. We aim to offer the virtual participants multiple networking and research exchange opportunities, options to join the debate, browse the e-poster presentations, visit the virtual Asian Studies Exhibitor Gallery and participate in virtual (cultural) activities. More detailed information on the virtual conference platform will follow soon. Instructional videos and guidelines for the platform will be published well ahead of the upcoming ICAS 12.

Fees for virtual participants:

A tiered fee structure will apply according to country of residence. For your country classification High Income (H), Upper Middle Income (UM), Lower Middle Income (LM) or Low Income (L) please refer to the World Bank’s Classification.

The virtual registration fees are listed below in Japanese Yen and Euros:

Categories Virtual Registration Fee (JPY / EUR)*3
Observer Observer Student *1
ICAS 12 Registration
High Income countries (H)
Upper Middle Income countries (UM)
--by 15 August 2021 at 23:59 JST *2
¥ 26,000
(€ 200)
¥ 17,000
(€ 130)
ICAS 12 Registration
Lower Middle income countries (LM)
Low income countries (L)
--by 15 August 2021 at 23:59 JST *2
¥ 20,000
(€ 150)
¥ 10,000
(€ 75)
There are special rates for students (incl. PhD). Students will be required to show identification when they collect their registration materials at the conference.
JST : Japan Standard Time (UTC +9)
Observer : For registrants who will participate in ICAS 12 without a presentation or active role in a session.
Observer Student : For registrants who will participate in ICAS 12 without a presentation or active role in a session and who are master/ PhD students at the moment of registration.

New Registration

Payment of Registration Fees

Payment can be made by credit card, PayPal, KCB/CBC payment, iDEAL, Bancontact. If you are unable to pay by these means, please contact icas12[A]iias[D]nl( Please change [A] to @ and [D] to . ).

Cancellation of Registration

  1. Cancellation of registration must be submitted in writing or via email (icas12[A]iias[D]nl( Please change [A] to @ and [D] to . )) and is valid only with acknowledgement of receipt by the ICAS 12 Organising Committee.
  2. Cancellation fees are dependent on the notice given, if cancellation occurs:
    • more than 60 days prior (by 25 June 2021) to the start of the event, the cancellation fee is 3,000 yen for administrative costs.
    • between 60 days and 30 days prior (26 June – 25 July 2021) to the start of the event, the cancellation fee is 50% of the registration fee.
    • less than 30 days prior (from 26 July 2021) to the start of the event, the cancellation fee is 100% of the registration fee.


If the ICAS 12 Organising Committee is prevented from carrying out its obligations as it pertains to the ICAS 12 Virtual Conference you registered for as a result of any cause beyond its control, or if the ICAS 12 Virtual Conference cannot be virtually conducted because of the software or issue with the hosting platform or due to fire, natural disasters, strikes, labour disputes, civil, governmental or military authority, acts of terrorism, acts of war, epidemics, pandemics, or any other comparable calamity, casualty or condition (collectively a “Force Majeure”) the ICAS 12 Organising Committee shall have the right to immediately alter or cancel the ICAS 12 Virtual Conference or any arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to ICAS 12 without liability and shall be relieved of its obligations to the registrant. The participants shall not be entitled to any compensation for damage that results from such alteration or cancellation. Furthermore, with the exception of any willful damage or gross negligence committed by the ICAS 12 Organising Committee, the ICAS 12 Organising Committee shall not at any time be liable for any direct or indirect damage suffered by the participants, including consequential and immaterial damage, caused by failure to comply with any provision of this statement. The ICAS 12 Organising Committee will review refund and/or fee transfer requests, submitted in writing, for approval on a situational basis.

ICAS12_Conference terms and conditions

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