Delegate Satisfaction at a Glance
ACAS/ACCS 2016 Post-Conference Survey Results
- Academic quality
- Networking opportunities
- Conference venue
- Would attend again
- Would recommend the conference
The Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS) offers the chance to exchange the latest ideas, attend panels and workshops, and interact with peers as well as some of the leading figures in the field.
What’s more, this conference, like all IAFOR conferences, is organised in partnership with some of the world’s leading universities and academic associations. These partnerships attest to the excellence of our programme and ensure that the conference offers an exceptional platform through which to disseminate research. Learn more about IAFOR's Global Partners.
All data provided on this page is sourced from ACAS/ACCS 2016 Post-Conference Survey Data.
We work hard to put together an excellent academic programme of plenary and featured sessions, topical panels, workshops and forums, but the heart of any academic conference is, of course, the parallel sessions during which the majority of delegates present their papers, then engage in discussion and receive feedback from their peers.
The responses indicate that consistent high standards are maintained during this part of the conference. 94% of respondents to the ACAS/ACCS 2016 feedback survey said they were satisfied with the quality of the parallel sessions, with 26% reporting them to be "very good". 47% responded that they were "good" and 21% stated "fair".
Human interaction is at the source of all value creation, and our academic connections provide us with a community of knowledge. Conferences provide an excellent opportunity for academics to expand the personal and professional networks necessary for a successful career.
IAFOR's conveniently located conference venue in Kobe offers an ideal environment for building these networks. Delegates have numerous opportunities to connect with their peers – over freshly brewed coffee in the baseroom, at a forum discussion, in the sessions and workshops, at the cultural or side events, over lunch, at the evening dinner out, or on one of the conference tours.
Based on feedback received after the ACAS/ACCS 2016 conference, 95% of respondents said that they were satisfied with the networking opportunities offered by the event, with 29% responding the networking opportunities were "very good", 50% describing them as "good", 16% saying they were "fair" and 5% responding that they were poor. No delegates answered "very poor".
Japan is a wonderful place to attend an event – warm, welcoming and safe – and Kobe is one of the most attractive cities in the country. Situated between the mountains and the sea in the historic and cultural heart of Japan, Kobe is close to the great bustling metropolis of Osaka and the former capitals of Kyoto and Nara.
97% of respondents said they were satisfied with the conference venue, Art Center Kobe, which is modern, bright, compact and conducive to networking.
Situated a short walk from rail, subway and bullet train links, the venue is easily accessible from Kansai International Airport, the second largest airport in Japan.
100% of respondents to the ACAS/ACCS 2016 feedback survey were satisfied with the quality of the conference venue, with 50% responding that it was "very good", 29% responding that it was "good" and 21% stating that it was "fair".
Would you come back?
The key question after an event, of course, is whether you would consider returning. For 75% of respondents, the answer is either definitely or probably!
29% of delegates said they would "definitely" attend another ACAS/ACCS event, 48% replied that they would "probably" attend again, 17% said they would "maybe" attend again and 5% said it was "unlikely" that they would attend again. No delegates responded that they would "definitely not" attend again.
Would you recommend this conference?
93% of delegates who came to ACAS/ACCS in 2016 reported they would recommend the conference to friends and colleagues, with 7% responding that they would not.
(Source: ACAS/ACCS 2016 Post-Conference Survey Data)