Past conferences

2018 Inaugural Theravada Studies Conference

  • March 22-25, 2018
  • Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, DC
  • More information here.

2018 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference

  • March 22-25, 2018
  • Washington, DC
  • More information here.

2017 Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference

  • March 16-19, 2017
  • Sheraton Centre, Toronto
  • More information here.

2016 Theravada Civilizations Dissertation and Post-Doctoral Workshop

  • March 30, 2016
  • Seattle Sheraton

This workshop brought together doctoral students and/or post-doctoral academics in the humanities and social sciences who were (1) developing dissertation proposals or were in early phases of research, dissertation writing, or revising dissertations for publication; and who were (2) engaging some aspects of Theravada classical and/or vernacular literature and/or researching aspects of Theravada history and cultural practice among South or Southeast Asian communities. The workshop was limited to 6 doctoral students and/or post-doctoral academics, from a broad array of disciplines and working on a wide variety of materials in a variety of time periods on themes related to Theravada traditions and communities in Southeast Asia.There were four faculty mentors present.

2016 Buddhist Studies Workshop

  • Fall 2016

Searching for the Historical Roots of the March 11th 2011 Disaster in Japan

  • April 24-25, 2014
  • Arizona State University
  • Tempe, AZ

For more information on the 3-11 Conference, please contact Aaron Moore at