TIIKM has held conferences predominantly in Asia Pacific countries of China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
Tired Earth: An Interview with Austin Dinesh Joseph, Head of Operations at TIIKM Conferences

This interview was conducted by Selva Ozelli


What is the function of Institute of  International Knowledge Management (TIIKM)?

Since 2012, the Institute of International Knowledge Management has organized conferences that serve as a platform for transforming and promoting international exchange of innovative, ground breaking ideas between academia, industry and the Srilanka government to build towards a sustainable future.

At TIIKM conferences researchers which are revolutionizing the Asian research culture, showcase and publish https://tiikm.com/tiikm-publication/ their research papers that are focused in seven areas:

  • Education & Learning
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Art & Media
  • Social Sciences
  • Science & Technology
  • Women & Gender
  • Management

Research papers presented at TIIKM conferences are selected with the support of highly qualified academics around the world. Promising academicians, students, researchers are also supported by scholarships https://tiikm.com/scholarships/.

Does TIIKM collaborate with Government, Universities, Organizations?

TIIKM collaborates with the Srilanka Government Ministries https://tiikm.com/government-affiliations/; globally over 100 universities https://tiikm.com/universities/; as well as companies, NGOs, Museums and other organizations at its conferences.

Which countries have you held TIIKM conferences and how have you been holding conferences during the pandemic?

TIIKM has held conferences predominantly in Asia Pacific countries of China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. But during this year it is also expanding to Europe with a planned conference in Italy.  

During the pandemic TIIKM-O has successfully concluded over 40 international and Local Webinars in collaboration with over 100 International and local partner affiliations with a capacity to accommodate up to 1000 participants remotely.

How many international environment related conferences does TIIKM hold each year?

TIKKM holds two environment related conferences each year.  

The International Conference Climate Change (ICCC) since 2016 https://climatechangeconferences.com

The World Conference on Waste Management (WCWM)  since 2019 https://wastemanagementconferences.com

What was the theme for your 2021 WCWM?

The theme of 2021 WCWM was building towards a sustainable circular economy 

This year were there any presenters participating in 2021 WCWM addressing Covid-19 related waste matters, if so can you share papers, videos, photos on this topic with TiredEarth please?

Sample papers needed for this question.
We do not have exact paper titles related to Covid-19 but here I have attached abstract book of WCWM 2021 for your reference: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dYdlTKYYyqkZbWhjqUk4x9m13cAAeP9X/view

At the 2021 WCWM was there a presenter making presentations about the  #Maskuary Campaign, if so can you please share papers, videos, photos on this topic with TiredEarth please?

Environmentalist, Artist, Writer and Lawyer Selva Ozelli joined 2021 WCWM with 5 of her art shows: https://www.tiredearth.com/articles/increased-medical-waste-in-the-times-of-corona

The United Nations Declared 2021 the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, accordingly what is the theme for your 8th International Conference on Arts and Humanities (ICOAH) 2021?

The theme of 2021 ICOAH is “Health in the Arts and Humanities”1 where Tiredearth’s #MASKUARY CAMPAIGN art shows will be on exhibit:

  1. A rt in the Time of Corona 3 - Recovery Roses a Digital Art Show by Selva Ozelli: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_edpdQoORrs
  2. Art in the Time of Corona 4 - Recovery Roses a Digital Art Show by Selva Ozelli: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tIvUrd6DKM
  3. Sea Watcher 2 - Maskuary a Digital Art Show by Semine Hazar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGqqNEktVZU
  4. Maskuary - Guarding Nature a Digital Art Show by Fatma Kadir: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-OBdDIsqT4
  5. Spring Amidst Mist and Masks a Digital Art Show by Ilhan Sayin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EtLiaW_7p4

How can environmentalists and artists around the world find out more about your conferences in order to participate in them?

#531/18, Kotte Road, Pita Kotte, 10100, Sri Lanka

Tel: +94 11 20 444 80

Email: [email protected]

Website: https://tiikm.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TIIKMconferences/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Tiikm_SriLanka

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-international-institute-of-knowledge-management/


1. https://fineartsconference.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwkZiFBhD9ARIsAGxFX8CLG1KIsGEzxJJDx1MYvx-phuAeU9aLHpG7htmfxrFSoZuXc81P4skaApwFEALw_wcB


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