International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research Studies (ICIRS) Past and Upcoming Conferences

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ICIRS- Past Conferences

ICIRS participate with several academic and professional institutions to connect scholars, and practitioners from all over the world

ICIRS-2015 Summer Conferences

ICIRS 2015 Winter Conference

ICIRS -2015 Doctoral Colloquium

ICIRS 2016 Conference and Doctoral Colloquium

ICIRS-2017 IT Project Management Forum

ICIRS - TASFA 2019 Conference and Knowledge Exchange Sessions

ICIRS 2017 Conference and Doctoral Colloquium

ICIRS- CfIBV - 2019 The Art and Science of Business Valuation

ICIRS - 2018 Conference and Doctoral Colloquium

ICIRS TASFA - 2019 Medical Forum

ICIRS-TASFA 2020 Autism Awareness Forum

ICIRS- CfIBV - 2020 Monthly Webinar Series

Upcoming Conferences 2020- 2021

ICIRS-TASFA Annual Conference

August 5-7, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities across the world in all segments of the society. This pandemic has also brought the world to its knees. According to Congressional Research Service the virus could trim global economic growth by 3.0% to 6.0% in 2020, The economic fallout from the pandemic raises the risks of a global economic recession with levels of unemployment not experienced since the Great Depression of the 1930s. The human costs in terms of lives lost will permanently affect global economic growth in addition to the cost of rising levels of poverty, lives upended, careers derailed, and increased social unrest. Global trade could also fall by 13% to 32%. Even though the full impact will not be known until it is over, the effect is being felt around the world. Even though the spread of the virus is low (for now) in African countries, the economic impact and spilled over from the western world is real. This conference discusses the economic and social impact of COVID-19 and how to prepare for the long path of recovery.
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The Art and Science of Business Valuation

December 6, 2020
In the world of accounting and valuation, much consternation exists among CPAs, Government Auditors, Financial Analysts, and Credentialed Valuators regarding the determination of the fair value of financial instruments. Both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) have identified the fair value reporting of financial instruments as one of the top priorities needing improvements. Most prominent among the reasons given for the failures to accurately determine the values of these financial constructs is the complexity of these instruments, which are steadily increasing as a result of enhanced computing capabilities. And, this concern is not limited to the United States; the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) also expressed major concerns over the lack of quality derivative product valuations. The purpose of this one-day conference/training is to discuss the critical role business valuation plays in the financial industry, lessons learned from other countries, trends, and challenges.
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International Conference on Project and Program Management

October 15, 2020
Project management has been practiced for thousands of years dating back to the Egyptian epoch and has continued to be part of organizational management processes. Cleland &Gareis(2006) argue that the treatment of the subject of project and project management encompasses several thousands of years where evidence exists to demonstrate that projects were used to change and advance societies and that some form of project management was needed to ensure favorable utilization of resources to the benefit of these societies. In today’s economy, a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to deliver complex projects is a challenge to organizations and project managers across all sectors of the economy. The theory of chaos and complexity helps researchers and practitioners understand the complex and dynamic nature of projects and their relationship with the current organizational settings. This conference is designed to bring together researchers, academia, and practitioners to discuss the state of project and program management, exchange ideas in best practice, lessons learned, and trends.
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International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research Studies (ICIRS) hosts a bi-monthly 'ICIRS Talk" in various areas. the August talk covers on Agile Corner
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Academic Conference on Quality on Higher Education

November 22, 2020
We live in a dynamic world, in a time where knowledge doubles every few years, in a time where nothing lasts, everything changes and is unstable. Higher education institutions are facing challenges to adjust the fast-moving knowledge in the industry, the emergency of new technology including the influence of the digital world, the demand to accommodate the needs of the working force. The consequences of these crises include higher education institutions to adopt the changes at the same time compromise the quality of educational delivery. This conference discussed the challenges, opportunities, trends, and best practice in education
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Challenges and Opportunities of Online Education Post COVID

September 24, 2020
The COVID-19 has resulted in schools shut all across the world. According to UNSCO, globally, over 1.2 billion children are out of the classroom resulting in countries changing the delivery system dramatically - teaching remotely and on digital platforms. Research suggests that online learning has been shown to increase retention of information, and take less time. The challenge countries face is not only access to the online materials but also lack of infrastructure, resistance to adopt new technology, and the digital divide between the haves and do not. This forum discusses challenges and opportunities in online education.
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Workforce Development - Outsourcing Work to Africa

November 7, 2020
Outsourcing is a complex phenomenon and has generated intense debates in the world. This conference discusses the social, economical, technological, and cultural dimensions of outsourcing. It deals with international competitiveness, the interdependence of developed and developing countries, jobs, wages, and skills. Furthermore, outsourcing has an enormous political and economic impact on organizations and countries. This conference discusses the current and future states of outsourcing, the focus of outsourcing in the African economy, and trends. particularly as well-endowed and strategically positioned economies increase their participation in global value chains.
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