2017 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
17 - 19 Nov 2017
The National University of Malaysia (UKM)
Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Call For Papers View Topics
2017 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
17 - 19 Nov 2017
The National University of Malaysia (UKM)
Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Call For Papers View Topics
2017 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
17 - 19 Nov 2017
The National University of Malaysia (UKM)
Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Call For Papers View Topics

Conference Objectives

The objective of this international conference is to gather minds from many fields of studies in order to epistemologically and empirically investigate the dialectics of food and society. The sense of self, roles, claims and predicaments of individual and social groups within the common society are often the result of tensions between imagined communities and assigned identities.  One way to measure the impact of globalization force and its counter-currents is to contextually study individual plural-eaters in their social environment.

By gradually adjusting the observation lens at meso and macro levels, researchers might be able to make sense of the complex system of socio-economic relations in which food is at the same time both main commodity and cultural marker. At the end of the conference, delegates will be requested to reach a consensus about a firm resolution to take for 2018, relating to either better ‘taste’, ‘culture’, ‘education or ‘communication’. Impact of this resolution will be measured through 2018 and findings shall be presented at the next conference.

 

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Why You Should Attend

Cutting-Edge Academic Event
This international food conference is the first of its kind in Asia-Pacific.
Interdisciplinary thinking approach
The conference is interdisciplinary in nature, as we at KITA-UKM believe it is the only way for science, and especially social science to progress.
Build International network and learn from other countries research
Listen to focused-academic presentations by scholars from all over the world and high-level key note international speakers.
Publishing Opportunity
Presenters will get the opportunity to publish their papers at two levels, firstly in form of proceedings through UKM Press (a highly referenced university publishing house); secondly, selected top papers will be offered a premium publishing avenue with Springer Singapore.

Participate on a firm resolution to take for 2018
At the end of the conference, delegates will be requested to reach a consensus about a firm resolution to take for 2017, relating to either better ‘taste’, ‘culture’, ‘education’, or ‘communication’.

Impact of this resolution will be measured through 2018 and findings shall be presented at the next conference.

Enriching and entertaining experience

Conference attendees will enjoy edutainment activities, industry inputs, workshops, and  being in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s city centre at a beautiful five-star hotel.
Authentic local food
Special attention will be obviously given to the food served during the conference, making it reflect the multi-ethnic diversity of Malaysia.


Topics

Food & Society International Conference 2017 brings four main areas of focus: taste, culture, education & communication.

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Speakers

Visit our speakers and program page to find out more about who will be attending and the schedule for the conference. More speakers to added in 2017.

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Venue

Hotel Istana is located in the center of Kuala Lumpur’s city center! Learn more about this year’s conference venue and how to find your way there.

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Call For Papers

Abstract submission is now open! Submission deadline is the 03 JUNE. Click “Read More” if you would like to know more.

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Sponsors & Organisers

Get to know our sponsors, official partner and organisers for Food & Society International Conference 2017!

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Registration

Registration & payment will open on the 07 JULY. More information on fees to come. Click “Read More” if you would like to know more about this year’s topics.

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Conference Location

Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur
No 73, Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+ 60 3 2690 1313jimena@food-and-society.com