7th – 8th September 2023
Bangkok, Thailand

The Success Story of the 10th International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2023 (ICOAH 2023)

The Success Story of the 10th International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2023 (ICOAH 2023) held from 7th – 8th September in Bangkok, Thailand in hybrid platform. ICOAH 2023 was organized under the theme “COLLABORATIVE PROCESS, COOPERATION, AND MULTIPLICITY”. The conference was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka.

The conference united diverse researches and case studies from all over the world, in parallel sessions while offering many networking and publishing opportunities. Moreover, the conference welcomed 50+ Academics, Researchers, Scholars, Activists Industry Leaders and Professionals from 25+ 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 and from 35+ different universities across the globe.

Inauguration Ceremony and Keynote Speech

The opening remarks of ICOAH 2023 were made by Mr. Oshadee Withanawasam (Co-Founder, CEO & Chairman – The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka) and the Conference Chair Associate Prof. Dr. Eldad Tsabary (Chair, Department of Music Co-director, Performing Arts Research Cluster (lePARC), Milieux Institute).

The keynote speakers were Associate Prof. Donna Hewitt (The University of New England, Australia), Associate Professor Dr. Stephen Dobson (Creativity and Enterprise at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds, UK),

The plenary speeches were Dr. Julie Decker (Director/CEO of the Anchorage Museum, Alaska), Ms. Danielle K. Garrison (Artist/Scholar, Concordia University, Canada), Dr. Sheena Bernett (Concordia University, Canada).


These Experts will Inspire You.

Dr. Eldad Tsabary

Dr. Eldad Tsabary

Conference Chair
Associate Professor
Concordia University

Associate Prof. Donna Hewitt

Keynote Speaker

The University of New England

Dr. Stephen Dobson

Keynote Speaker

Associate Professor of Creativity and Enterprise at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds

Julie Decker, PhD

Plenary Speaker

Director/CEO of the Anchorage Museum,

Ms. Danielle K. Garrison

Plenary Speaker

Concordia University, Canada

Dr. Sheena Bernett,

Dr. Sheena Bernett

Plenary Speaker

Concordia University

Abhijeet Satani

Abhijeet Satani

Brain-Computer Interface Scientist,
Author, TEDx Speaker

Speech on "Exploring the Intersection of Neuroscience, Healthcare, and Art"

Abhijeet Satani will talk about how cutting-edge advancements in neuroscience and brain-computer interface (BCI) technology are transforming healthcare and improving the lives of individuals.

He’ll also deep-dive into one of his pioneer projects – “The Orgasm Project,” where he explored the neural mechanisms underlying human pleasure and arousal. The idea is to discuss the unique challenges and learnings from this project and how he leveraged art to communicate complex scientific concepts to a wider audience.

Participants from over 25 Countries ICOAH 2023 brought together over 50 participants from more than 35 universities around the world, including from: Canada, Australia, UK, Sri Lanka, India, Iran, China, Japan, Dubai, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, USA, Indonesia, Portugal, Belgium, Pakistan, Philippines, among the many nations represented. The Conference provided an opportunity for participants to share their valuable knowledge from various perspectives. This conference had the representation of almost every continent and region from across the world and provided a global platform to share views and ideas in the fields of Arts and Humanities, as well as to network with international colleagues.

Special Features of ICOAH 2023.


Kathy Kennedy

Sound Artist
Montreal, Quebec

Workshop on “HMMM”

“Kathy Kennedy’s HMMM workshop offers an opportunity for working together in a new context. HMMM provides an enhanced listening environment, and a friendly, positive space for self-expression. While exploring the commonalities of all voices, this series of activities explores and celebrates individual expression. The workshop does not focus on singing, but explores a more general orality that is available to non-singers alike.  Musical improvisation is a multi-layered conversation, and a playful approach is taken to explore this activity which leads invariably to better collaboration and cooperation. Kennedy is a certificate holder of the esteemed Deep Listening practice of composer Pauline Oliveros. Several decades of this practice has led K. to refine her HMMM series.”

Associate Prof. Dr. Dahlan Abdul Ghani
Head of Section for Animation
University Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute Information Technology, KL

Workshop on "Preserving The symbiosis Shadow Puppets in New Media Era among the Young Generation"

A topic that addresses the need to preserve traditional art forms, specifically the Symbiosis Shadow Puppets, in the face of rapidly changing technological advancements. With the rise of new media and digital entertainment, traditional art forms like shadow puppetry risk being overshadowed and forgotten by younger generations. This keynote speech will discuss the importance of preserving cultural heritage and how digital technologies can be used to promote and engage younger generations in traditional art forms, including shadow puppetry. The speech will also explore strategies to keep traditional art forms relevant and accessible in the modern age while honoring their historical and cultural significance.

António Costa Valente

António Costa Valente
Assistant professor
Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
CIAC – Center for Research in Art and Communication
University of Algarve
Faro, Portugal

Workshop on "The challenge of independent cinema based on collaboration, cooperation and multiplicity."

If the film industry is collaborative, it develops in cooperation and multiplicity affects its entire life course as a time of commercial exploitation, independent and / or author production, it is no less so. The author’s cinematographic production is the basis and the case study to analyze the life paths of films that, traversing a history of more than a century, has been passing the transforming space of a mostly collective enjoyment, to a new space for individual enjoyment.
Supports, media and volatile exploration / exhibition contexts are a challenge for producers and consequently for other authors. From universities to production centers, audiovisual is a challenging space that the workshop will try to discover, as if between the layers of an onion.

Dr. Stephen Dobson
Associate Professor of Creativity and Enterprise at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds

Publication Workshop on "Getting published in an International Academic Journal: Theatre, Dance and Performance Training"

The Publication Workshop on “Getting published in an International Academic Journal: Theatre, Dance and Performance Training” was moderated by Dr. Stephen Dobson, Associate Professor of Creativity and Enterprise at the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds, UK.


  • Donna Hewitt, The University of New England, Australia
  • Martin Lee, Caritas Institute of Higher Education
  • Oonagh Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Concordia University, Canada
  • Swati Partani, Maniben Nanavati Women’s College, India
  • Pooja Vijayan, Parul University, India
  • Rajani Jairam, JAIN (Deemed to be University)
  • Krishna Athal, Chief Executive Officer – Rofa Agri, Roha Group
  • Bahram Ahmadi, Art and Architecture School, Department of visual arts, Yazd University, Iran
  • Wan Irma Sabrina binti Idris, Faculty of Creative Industries, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • Campus Sungai Long, Kajang Selangor
  • Sơn Nguyễn Đức, FPT – Greenwich, Vietnam
  • Dr. Bahram Ahmadi, Art and Architecture School,Department of visual arts, Yazd University (Iran)

Evaluation Panel Members

  • Eldad Tsabary, Concordia University, Canada
  • Stephen Dobson, the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds
  • Yeoh Pei Ann, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Rukhsana Iftikhar, Department of History and Pakistan Studies, University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Shaista Irshad, Iswar Saran P G College, Allahabad
  • Chee Mei Hooi, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
  • Rajini Kumar, Faculty of Creative Industries, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Selangor Malaysia
  • Domenic Marbaniang, Central India Theological Seminary, Hong Kong Baptist University
  • Steven Zani, Iḷisaġvik College,In Utqiaġvik, Alaska
  • Margaret Thomas, Department of Fine Arts, Stella Maris College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Lishanthi Wijewardene, University of Sri Jayewardenepura
  • Ajith Wickramasinghe, University of the Visual and Performing Arts, Sri lanka
  • Pragya Shukla, Department of English Studies, Central University of Jharkhand
  • Juland Salayo, National Capital Region, Philippines

Conference Venue

Ambassador Hotel Bangkok, Thailand.

Publication Opportunities.

We believe your paper deserves to meet its ultimate research destination!

Abstract Book.


Conference Proceedings.

Peer-reviewed Journals.

Conference participants have the option to submit their full papers in peer-reviewed journals which are internationally accredited from renowned publishers.
Each journal will conduct quality checks on the accepted papers and only papers that pass these checks will be published.

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

SCImago Journal & Country Rank


A Breakthrough Free TIIKM Project To Make Your Research Publication Possible

Need support to publish your paper???

ICOAH 2023 has amplified its Publication Opportunities partnering with TIIKM Publishing to locate your research to the right destination.

9 Years Journey of ICOAH.

We take pride in developing positive relationships with our participants and hearing positive feedback about our Conference. Read on to find out what they have to say about ICOAH 2023!


Official Conference Partners.

Hosting Partner

Concordia University,

Academic Partner

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Academic Partner

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman University, Malaysia

Academic Partner

Nicholls State University, Louisiana

Academic Partner

College of Creative Arts, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Academic Partner

Asiatic Society for Social Science Research, India

Academic Partner

Thu Dau Mot University, Vietnam

Academic Partner

Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE)

Academic Partner

Center for Research in Arts and Communication (CIAC), University of Algarve, Portugal

Organized By

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM)

Ms. Kalpana Madavie

+94 77 274 1265
+94 11 799 2022

Ms. Chanika Gunathilake

+94 70 330 9862

Ms. Thisuri Jayalath

+94 71 704 8406
+94 11 799 2022

Ms. Sathini Jayathma

+94 70 155 1165
+94 11 784 4554

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