Conference Theme

Resilience through impact assessment and leadership
8-11 May 2023

Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK)
Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

IAIA23 is an in-person conference.


Conference Objective

The overarching objective is to create a path to resilience through impact assessment and leadership. To accomplish this objective, IAIA23 endeavors to curate a collection of presentations relating to conceptual advances and contextual applications of impact assessment that exemplify agility, transformation, innovation, leadership, sustainability, and resilience.

About the host

about the host Swinburne is a world-ranked university leading the way in innovation, industry engagement and social inclusion. Our education, high-quality research and industry partnerships create positive change for students, staff, and the community.


How can impact assessment and leadership accelerate transformation and sustain resilience in a world marred by adversities that require immediate, impactful solutions?


Our 21st century world is volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Corporations, governments, and societies have always had to embrace change in order to operate successfully during turbulent times. However, recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic suggest that change alone is insufficient. Instead, leaders today must ensure that change is both agile and transformative so that adversities can be fought with resilience and effectiveness.


The world is not short of adversities, ranging from climate change to global humanitarian crises. Ensuring the health and resilience of the triple bottom line of prosperity, people, and planet should become a non-negotiable top priority for all to achieve greater sustainability.


Against this backdrop, IAIA23 calls for empirical and pragmatic contributions that showcase how impact assessment and leadership can accelerate transformation and sustain resilience in a world that requires immediate, impactful solutions. The rationale for this call is twofold: 1) what gets assessed has the possibility to get leadership attention, and 2) what gets leadership attention gets actioned.

Important Dates

  • 28 July 2022
    Deadline for session proposals. No exceptions.
  • 18 August 2022
    Special meeting proposal forms due
  • 29 August 2022
    Session chairs notified of acceptance status
  • 5 September 2022
    Paper and poster abstract submission opens
  • 7 November 2022
    Deadline for submission of paper or poster abstracts. No exceptions.
  • 5 December 2022
    Authors notified of paper or poster acceptance status
  • Preliminary program information will be posted as it becomes available. Information will be complete by 1 October.
  • 8 February 2023
    Deadline for Early Bird registration. Registration and payment deadline for presenters and all individuals to be listed in the final program. No exceptions.
  • 12 April 2023
    Registration closes
  • 3 May 2023
    Deadline for draft papers
  • 30 June 2023
    Deadline for final papers

Invitation to Kuching, Sarawak, and IAIA23