We look forward to welcoming you to Online IAEA 2021!

Online IAEA London 2021 will take place between the 1st and 3rd September 2021. It is the official conference of the International Association for Empirical Aesthetics and will be hosted virtually for the first time, hosted by City and Goldsmiths, University of London.

Over three days the conference will include a rich and diverse programme of symposia, talks, poster sessions and keynotes from the rapidly growing research fields of experimental aesthetics, neuroaesthetics and the science of art appreciation. The scientific programme will be complemented by virtual art and social events.

We would have preferred an in-person conference in London, but the virtual format has some advantages. IAEA 2021 as a virtual conference allows us to engage with new and exciting ways of communicating research on experimental aesthetics. It is also an opportunity to reach new and more diverse audiences. Performing and visual artists across the world have been quick to adapt, and we are excited to showcase some of their work as part of the conference!

Abstract submission is now open. The extended deadline for submitting abstracts for symposia, talks and posters is the 30th of June 2021. To submit, follow this link: SUBMIT ABSTRACTS

KEYNOTE: Prof Ellen Winner, Boston College

"An Uneasy Guest in the Schoolhouse: Art Education from Colonial Times to a Promising Futureā€

ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS including The Gustav Theodor Fechner Award for Outstanding Contributions to Empirical Aesthetics and The Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten Award for Outstanding Contributions of Young Scientists to be announced soon.

Click on the conference locations for proceedings (where available)
Toronto, Canada 2018
Vienna, Austria 2016
New York, U.S.A. 2014
Taipei, Taiwan 2012
Dresden, Germany 2010
Chicago, U.S.A. 2008
Avignon, France 2006
Lisbon, Portugal 2004
Takarazuka, Osaka, Japan 2002
New York, U.S.A. 2000
Rome, Italy 1998
Prague, Czech Republic 1996
Montreal, Canada 1994
Berlin, Germany 1992
Budapest, Hungary 1990
Barcellona, Sicily, Italy 1988
Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A. 1985
Cardiff, Wales, Great Britain 1983
Montreal, Canada 1980
Paris, France 1976
Leuven, Belgium 1973
Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain 1970
Mainz, Germany 1968
Rimini, Italy 1966
Paris, France 1965


Aniko Illes PhD
Secretary General, IAEA

Institute for Theoretical Studies
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest
H-1121 Budapest, Zugliget ut 9-25.