16th IAVE Asia Pacific Regional Volunteer Conference and Youth Volunteer Conference - Call for presenters


Sawasdee! (Hello in Thai). The 16th IAVE Asia Pacific Regional Volunteer Conference and Youth Volunteer Conference will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 11 - 15 November 2019.

This 5-day event is hosted by the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) in collaboration with Volunteer Spirit Network which is a national platform of volunteering promotion in Thailand. The conference aims to bring together civil society, government sectors, corporates, NGOs and academia to uncover values that need to be in place for volunteering to be valuable, sustainable and beneficial to the volunteers, organisations and wider community.

This year’s theme – Unlocking the Power of Volunteering – aims to explore all possibilities of creating an enabling environment of volunteering promotion and finding the keys to enhance recognition of the value that volunteers bring as well as improving accessibility of volunteering opportunities.

The conference subthemes are:

  • Make the invisible visible
  • Simple but not simpler
  • Stronger together
  • Flipping the Sustainable Development Goals conversation
  • Unlocking the lock

Bangkok is a great place to visit and it has attracted millions of visitors from around the world. The city is packed with everything from historical sites to modern facilities, excitement and great food which makes it a perfect place to be for this conference.

Let us share experiences, learn from one another and build bridges across cultural, political and linguistic barriers!

Call for Presenters

They are seeking challenging and inspiring presenters who will share their rich experiences and knowledge of volunteering efforts. They appreciate your ideas and passion for volunteering, and strongly encourage you to partake as a presenter. Submit an abstract. Deadline for abstract submission in 31 July 2019.

Find out more

Visit the IAVE Conference website at iaveap2019.org