The 10th Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy

Join us in Tokyo for ACERP2020

March 26-29, 2020 | Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan


The Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy (ACERP2020) will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2020. It has proven to be a great opportunity for engaging in interdisciplinary dialogue, speaking to scholars, and learning from other experts from around the world and from a variety of academic disciplines. The interdisciplinary and international focus of the conference draws world-class speakers and keeps people coming back year after year.

Established scholars have commented that the format of the conference allows them to share insights with younger researchers, and to learn from the next generation. Many of the works presented at ACERP have been on the cutting edge, demonstrating presenters’ deep mastery of complex topics and proposing important new ideas. ACERP2020 will undoubtedly continue this tradition of being a great place to learn and to network. It gives attendees the chance to build an interdisciplinary and global perspective on the study of Ethics, Religion and Philosophy.

For this year’s conference, the Organising Committee has opted to leave the theme more open than in past years. There will be a number of streams and special sessions within the fields of ethics, religion and philosophy, but presenters will not be limited by any one, specific theme. It is hoped that this open format will encourage a broad range of submissions on a variety of related topics and encourage discussions across disciplines. ACERP2020 will be held concurrently with The Asian Conference on Psychology and Behavioral Sciences (ACP2020) under the name Think Tokyo, reflecting the conferences’ location in Japan’s capital city. Registration for either conference allows access to both.

Held in partnership with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, this international conference encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a 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.

In conjunction with our Global Partners, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2020.

The ACERP/ACP2019 Organising Committee

Mimi Bong, Korea University, South Korea
George D. Chryssides, The University of Birmingham, UK
Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State University College of Law, USA
Monty P. Satiadarma, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia
Dexter Da Silva, Keisen University, Japan
Brian Victoria, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, UK

Key Information
  • Location & Venue: Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
  • Dates: Thursday, March 26, 2020 ​to Sunday, March 29, 2020
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: November 08, 2019*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: January 10, 2020
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: February 13, 2020

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.


IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) – “Innovation and Value Initiative”

The IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) is housed within Osaka University’s School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), and in June 2018 the IRC began an ambitious new “Innovation and Value Initiative”. Officially launched at the United Nations in a special UN-IAFOR Collaborative Session, the initiative seeks to bring together the best in interdisciplinary research around the concept of value, on how value can be recognised, and measured, and how this can help us address issues and solve problems, from the local to the global.