The conference will online over five days and will consist of four keynotes, three plenary sessions, and around 50 panel sessions, providing an opportunity for a wide range of contributions and participants from different backgrounds and geographical contexts.
 
Following a Call for Contributions, the IASFM18 Organizing Committee received more than 300 proposals for paper presentations, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, open debate and performance. The Committee has reviewed all submissions and those whose papers have been accepted have been notified accordingly.

Decisions about the final conference programme were underpinned by equality principles, ensuring opportunities for the participation a wide range of speakers and participants from different backgrounds. Particular care is being taken to ensure that early career researchers, scholars working in the Global South and those working across a range of geographical and organizational contexts are able to participate. The Organising Committee will take these issues into account in organising the online programme, details of which will be made available in February 2021.

It remains our intention that part of the conference programme will be organised and run by Liberian refugees living in Buduburam camp located close to Accra.