Delegate Satisfaction at a Glance
GLOBAL 2016 Post-Conference Survey Results
- Academic quality
- Networking opportunities
- Conference venue
- Would attend again
- Would recommend the conference
The IAFOR International Conference on Global Studies offers the chance for scholars and practitioners to exchange the latest ideas and approaches, attend workshops and interact with some of the biggest names in the field.
What’s more, this conference, like all IAFOR conferences, is organised in partnership with some of the world’s leading universities and academic associations. These partnerships attest to the excellence of our programme and ensure that the conference offers an exceptional platform through which to disseminate research. Learn more about IAFOR's Global Partners.
All data provided on this page is sourced from GLOBAL 2016 Post-Conference Survey Data.
We work hard to put together an excellent academic programme of plenary and featured sessions, topical panels, workshops and forums, but the heart of any academic conference is, of course, the parallel sessions during which the majority of delegates present their papers, then engage in discussion and receive feedback from their peers.
The responses indicate that consistent high standards are maintained during this part of the conference. 91% of respondents to the GLOBAL 2016 feedback survey said they were satisfied with the quality of the parallel sessions, with 18% reporting them to be "very good". 55% responded that they were "good" and 18% stated "fair".
Human interaction is at the source of all value creation, and our academic connections provide us with a community of knowledge. Conferences provide an excellent opportunity for academics to expand the personal and professional networks necessary for a successful career.
IAFOR's conveniently located conference venue in Kobe offers an ideal environment for building these networks. Delegates have numerous opportunities to connect with their peers – over freshly brewed coffee in the baseroom, at a forum discussion, in the sessions and workshops, at the cultural or side events, over lunch, at the evening dinner out, or on one of the conference tours.
Based on feedback received after the GLOBAL 2016 conference, 100% of respondents said that they were satisfied with the networking opportunities offered by the event, with 9% responding the networking opportunities were "very good", 82% describing them as "good" and 9% saying they were "fair". No delegates answered "poor" or "very poor".
Spain is a wonderful place to attend an event – warm, vibrant and scenic – and Barcelona is one of the most popular city-break tourist destinations in Europe.
82% of respondents said they were satisfied with the conference venue, The NH Collection Barcelona Constanza hotel, which is bright, avant-garde, modern and conducive to networking.
Situated at the heart of Barcelona's business district, next to Avenida Diagonal and L’illa shopping center, there are plenty of bars and restaurants on the doorstep, and the city center is just 15 minutes away. The venue is within easy reach of Sants train station, with a direct service to El Prat Airport.
82% of respondents to the GLOBAL 2016 feedback survey were satisfied with the quality of the conference venue, with 36% responding that it was "very good", 27% responding that it was "good", 18% stating that it was "fair".
Would you come back?
The key question after an event, of course, is whether you would consider returning. For 54% of respondents, the answer is either definitely or probably!
18% of delegates said they would "definitely" attend another GLOBAL event, 36% replied that they would "probably" attend again, 27% said they would "maybe" attend again and 9% said it was "unlikely" that they would attend again.
Would you recommend this conference?
91% of delegates who came to GLOBAL in 2016 reported they would recommend the conference to friends and colleagues, with 9% responding that they would not.
(Source: GLOBAL 2016 Post-Conference Survey Data)