April 21–24, 2023 | Virginia Tech, Arlington, Virginia (Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area)
Welcome to The 3rd IAFOR Conference on Education, Research & Innovation (ERI2023), held in partnership with Virginia Tech, and sponsored by the School of Education, and held on the wonderful Virginia Tech Washington DC Arlington Campus.
ERI2023 encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in an international forum stimulating respectful dialogue. This event will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.
"Learning Beyond Boundaries"
The United States of America with its democratic principles and individual freedoms has historically attracted and provided refuge for individuals and their ideals. A diverse country with a population of more than 350 million people, the U.S. has long served as a symbol of power, resilience, and prestige. Symbols of America’s prominence and independence are proudly on display in its capital of Washington DC: The White House, Capitol Building, the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials. But these iconic symbols are not beyond scrutiny, and the city’s museums, like the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of the American Indian, offer a more nuanced understanding of the United States. These complex symbols represent the nation’s histories and also the ways people have come to understand modern challenges related to social inequities.
One of these enduring challenges is American schooling. The U.S. is home to top-tier universities–some are household names known around the world as cultural and intellectual powerhouses. And, yet, there are deep, intransigent challenges related to public school funding where young people lack equitable access and opportunities too often rely on wealth and geography and not necessarily on academic merit. It is in this context, with an eye toward equity and equality, that we hold our conference on Education, Research and Innovation, and look at how cutting-edge technologies and innovative practices both ameliorate and exacerbate these challenges, both within the United States and globally.
How can we resist boundaries to allow for greater access to educational systems and opportunities? How can educational innovation, research, and resilience serve as the new symbols for social equity? With the additional lens of the coronavirus pandemic, this international conference will offer an extraordinary opportunity for the exchange of ideas and presentation of research, as well as the comparative and contrastive discussions across borders of nation and discipline.
In conjunction with IAFOR's Global Partners, we look forward to welcoming you to Virginia Tech!
– The ERI2023 Organising Committee
Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech, United States
IAFOR Journal of Education (Scopus Indexed Journal)
This conference is associated with the Scopus and DOAJ listed IAFOR Journal of Education.