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Locations and Organisers of Islands of the World Conferences



Sharing Lessons, Sharing Stories - Islands of the World XVII - St John's, Newfoundland, Canada, June 14-18, 2021

Organisers: Dr Rob Greenwood and Dr Bojan Furst


 LATEST IoW: Islands of the World XVI - Leeuwarden and Terschelling, The Netherlands, June 10-14, 2018

Changing Futures of Islands

Organisers: Mr Klaas Deen, Dr Jouke van Dijk (on behalf of the Wadden Academy), Dr Gerard Persoon (Leiden University)


Islands of the World XV - Kangaroo Island, South Australia, 3 - 8 July 2017

“Small Island Communities: Models for Global Survival”​

Dr Bob and Dr Jennie Teasdale
Pelican Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia 

Organiser Islands of the World XIV - Lesvos Island, Greece, 23-28 May 2016

"Niss(i)ology and Utopia: Back to the Roots of Island Studies​"

Professor Ioannis Spilanis and Professor Thanasis Kizos
Department of Geography
University of the Aegean
Mytilini Hill, Lesvos, Greece

Organiser Islands of the World XIII – Penghu Archipelago, Taiwan, 22-27 September 2014

“Small is Beautiful: Island Connections and Innovations”

Professor Huei-Min Tsai
Graduate Institute of Environmental Education
National Taiwan Normal University
P.O. Box 97-145
Taipei 116

Organiser Islands of the World XII – British Virgin Islands, 29 May-1 June 2012

“Globalisation: Islands Adapting to Change”

Ms Dana Lewis-Ambrose
H. Lavity Stoutt Community College
Paraquita Bay
British Virgin Islands

Organiser Islands of the World XI – Bornholm Island, Denmark, 23-26 August 2010

“Celebrating Island Connectivities”

Dr Steen Schonemann
Centre for Regional and Tourism Research
Stenbrudsvej 55
DK-3730 Nexo
Bornholm, Denmark

 Organiser  Islands of the World X – Jeju Island, South Korea, 25-31 August 2008

“Globalising Islands: Sustainable Culture and Peace”

Professor Ko Chang Hoon
Cheju National University
66 Jejudaehakno
Jeju-si, Jeju-do
South Korea 690-756

Organiser Islands of the World IX – Maui Island, Hawaii, 31 July-2 August 2006

“Sustainable Islands – Sustainable Strategies”

Dr Clyde Sakamoto
University of Hawai'i – Maui College
310 West Ka’ahumanu Avenue
Kahului HI 96732

 Organiser Islands of the World VIII – Kinmen (Quemoy) Island, Taiwan, 1-7 November 2004

“Changing Islands – Changing Worlds”

Professor Huei-Min Tsai
Biodiversity Research Centre
National Taiwan University
No 1, Roosevelt Road
Sec. 4 Taipei 106

Organiser Islands of the World VII – Prince Edward Island, Canada, 26-30 June 2002

“New Horizons in Island Studies”

Harry Baglole
Director, Institute of Island Studies
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Canada C1A 4P3

Organiser Islands of the World VI – Isle of Skye, Scotland, 16-20 October 2000

Graeme Robertson
Director, Habitat Scotland
Heron Place
Isle of Skye IV51 9EU
Scotland UK

Organiser Islands of the World V – Mauritius, 1-5 July 1998

Associate Professor Prem Saddul
Social Science Department
Institute of Education
M.I.E. Reduit

Organiser Islands of the World IV – Okinawa, Japan, 22-26 June 1994

Professor Hiroshi Kakazu
Okinawa Development Finance Corporation
1-7-1 Kumoji
Naha City Okinawa 900

Organiser Islands of the World III – Nassau, Bahamas, 18-21 May 1992

Dr Gordon Titchener
Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management
Management Development Centre
Waiariki Polytechnic
Private Bag 3028 Rotorua
New Zealand

Organiser Islands of the World II – Hobart, Tasmania, 16-20 May 1988

Associate Professor Richard A. Herr
School of Government & Antarctic Research Centre
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 52
Hobart TAS 7001

Organiser Islands of the World I – Victoria BC, Canada, 8-10 May 1986

Dr James Boutilier
Royal Roads Military College
643 Harbiner Avenue
Victoria BC V8V 4H9