Welcome to the website for the 19th Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS), to be held at Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, August 16-21, 2020.

Typically held every three years, this academic conference is the premier international forum for scholars of Buddhism to present their research findings. This is the first time that the IABS Congress will be hosted in Korea.

This website will provide you with useful information on the Congress meeting and its academic program (i.e., proposal submissions, registration), as well as travel arrangements, exhibitions and social programs. We are now inviting panel proposals, and a call for individual papers will follow later. Please look out for relevant announcements on this website.

We look forward to your participation in the 19th IABS Congress in Seoul.

The Planning Committee