*Issue date: March 28, 2022
Topic: Updates on the format of the event
Due to continuing restrictions on entry at the Taiwanese border, we have moved to adjust the format of the event.
The opening ceremony, the keynote speech, and all four semi-plenary sessions, taking place on Day 1 (May 13), will be held in “hybrid” format. This means there will be provision for a domestic audience to attend the session in-person on our Taipei campus, while participants based outside Taiwan will be able to join us virtually. All the concurrent panels that follow the above events, as well as the Association for Asian Constitutional Studies Member Meetings and the closing ceremony, will take place entirely virtually. Please find the conference program here.
We will be holding all sessions on Webex, a videoconferencing service. Please ensure ahead of the Forum that you can access Webex through your device. We will send the links to the sessions to all participants in the following weeks. Here is where you can download Webex: https://www.webex.com/downloads.html.
*Issue date: January 20, 2022
Topic: The 9th Asian Constitutional Law Forum is now open for registration.
The 9th Asian Constitutional Law Forum (May 13-14, 2022) is now open for registration until February 28, 2022. All participants whose abstracts are accepted, including individual papers and panel proposals, should register. Please see our Registration & Program page.
Even in the midst of uncertainty, we manage to keep open the possibility of your in-person participation. The Forum will be held in hybrid format, meaning that participation will be possible both virtually and in-person. To facilitate our planning, you will be asked to fill-in your expected mode of attendance (virtual or in-person if possible) in the registration form. Please note, however, as of this moment the current border restrictions of Taiwan only permit entry by Taiwan Nationals and Alien Residence Certificate holders, who are required to provide a negative PCR test before boarding and undergo 14-day quarantine upon arrival. We will update our registrants should the restrictions at the border ease.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Visit the National Immigration Agency for details on the latest border restrictions (as of January 12, 2022).
*Issue date: July 21, 2021
Topic: The 9th Asian Constitutional Law Forum postponed to May 13-14, 2022, and the call for papers extended to Nov. 1, 2021.
Dear friends and colleagues,
As noted in our initial announcement, the committee of the 9th Asian Constitutional Law Forum hopes to make our biennial meeting an occasion for our colleagues to meet in person. We also noted that, depending on the circumstances, the Forum may be postponed. In view of the current situation of the pandemic in Taiwan and in our region, it is now reasonably predictable that the border control of Taiwan and our neighbor countries will not substantially loosen toward December this year. Therefore, we have decided that
1) The Forum will be postponed to May 13-14, 2022.
2) The call for papers will be extended to November 1st, 2021.
Please also note the following:
1) There will be NO further postponement. Even if by May 2022, the international travel remains impeded, the Forum will be held nevertheless by going ONLINE.
2) There will be NO further extension of the call for papers beyond November 1st, 2021.
3) Those potential participants who submitted their paper or panel abstracts by the original deadline, July 20th, 2021, will receive notification letters in early August. Those who submitted after July 20th, 2021 will receive notification letters in November.
* Issue date: April 15, 2021
Topic: Potential postponement due to the pandemic to be decided in early September
Due to the international travel barrier caused by the pandemic, our scholarly community has not been able to meet in person for a prolonged period of time. It is hence the wish of conference committee that the 9th Forum offer an opportunity for in-person gathering of at least a substantial number of international participants. While we expect that the form of the Forum will be hybrid, including both in-person and virtual panels, the committee has decided that if, by late August or early September, the circumstances show that a substantial in-person gathering will not be feasible, we will decide whether to postpone the 9th Forum until May 2022 or later. The decision will be announced to all accepted participants in early September.