This year marks the 21st iteration of the conference for the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI) . Usually the ACEI holds their conferences once every two years on even numbered years, with smaller regional workshops then taking place on odd numbered years. However, the events of 2020 and the ongoing impact of the pandemic into 2021 have meant the scheduling of the conference was postponed from 2020 to July 2021. Also instead of us gathering in person to be hosted by the University of Lille, this year we are meeting and engaging virtually via this web platform designed by AppIn .

To access the platform you’ll first need to register with your email.

Then go to https://virtual.appinconf.com/ and login, where you will now see the conference. Otherwise please use the conference code: acei2021 to access the platform.

To learn about the functionality of the conference portal designed by AppIn please check out the following instructional video (coming soon) .

As you’ll note from the platform and the program, this year’s conference features a mix of both ‘live online’ sessions as well as pre-recorded presentations. We hope you’ll understand that as delegates to the conference join us from different corners of the globe, scheduling the live online sessions at a time that suits all is not possible. We have however tried to offer live online sessions at different times so that hopefully everyone can join in on some of these important sessions.

 Details of the sessions that will run as live online sessions can be found via the Program and to conference participants will be able to join these sessions through the links provided on the conference platform via the Live Online portal .

The keynotes and panels have been designated as live online sessions while papers are pre-recorded. You will note however that the option exists to provide feedback and engage with paper presentations via chat on the conference platform where each paper is located.

To get the most out of the conference participants are encouraged to effectively ‘build their own programme’ that accounts of both their interests as well as scheduling. We hope that everyone will engage through the platform to ensure that lively academic exchange still takes place and that the work presented, especially that of younger and emerging researchers can benefit from being shared this way within the cultural economics community.